Media statement regarding queries about OK Chope!
Channel 5 and artiste Najip Ali continue to receive queries about the OK Chope! episode telecast on 29 March during which a panel of comedians made comments that were offensive and in poor taste.
To recap, on Wednesday morning, Channel 5, with the show’s producers and Mr Najip Ali, apologised in statements that have been widely reported. That same evening's OK Chope! episode started with an apology verbally conveyed by host Ms Vernetta Lopez and Mr Najip Ali on behalf of everyone involved in the programme.
Our production team continues to reflect on the incident and learn from it. We also hope that Najip will be given the space he needs to manage through this difficult period.
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