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Actors from the hit Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience have spoken out about what they say is the show’s poor approach to depicting Korean Canadians. Co-stars Simu Liu and Jean Yoon voiced their frustrations on social media with an “overwhelmingly white” production team and “overtly racist” storylines. They said the writers’ room lacked diverse voices yet declined their creative input. The fifth and final season of the CBC series debuted on Netflix last week. The series has garnered a positive reception from critics and audiences alike since its premiere in 2016. Adapted from playwright Ins Choi’s stage production of the same name, Kim’s Convenience centres on a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in Toronto.

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