WTF IS GOING ON WITH THE IGNORANCE/RACISM HAPPENING NOW IN DAYS?!
From ignorant/racist comments about Jeremy Lin to this new FHM Philippines cover (it got pulled by the way). It’s 2012 folks! Educate yourself.
Iggy is pretty but seriously I can’t get with her lyrically.
apparently, MBC apologized for the Black Face skit.
“We sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended after watching the special that was aired on January 21. The dress-up was simply a parody of the cartoon series, but we realize now that it was a scene that offended our foreign viewers, especially those who had no prior knowledge about the cartoon character. We will be more careful when we determine our subjects from now on.”
I’m sorry but MBC can go sit in a corner with that bull shit ass apology. They are basically saying it was a “misunderstanding” b/c we didn’t know the character they were potraying. No blackface isn’t a misunderstanding. How about u do your fucking research MBC?! Here’s the top comment on allkpop:
I see people trying to defend this saying “They’re parodying a cartoon” Does that mean it therefore is not racist? No. The cartoon itself is racist and that is where the issue lies. It’s not that African Americas people are being sensitive about color it’s that it’s downright disrespectful to portray a whole race of people in that way. Historically, blackface and minstrel shows were used to oppress African Americans and they depicted African American people in a horrible, idiotic light. The fact that this is happening in Korea does reflect a certain amount of ignorance in the culture towards other cultures. That’s not to say that all Koreans are racist and ignorant but the fact that this happened, and on national television at that, shows that they have a long way to go in terms of respect for cultures that are not their own. I’m glad this issue has been publicized and I hope the entertainment industry and the culture as a whole will really learn from this. If more education about this topic is what is necessary, then let that take place.
And to people saying “African Americans make fun of Asian people therefore it is permissible for Asian people to do the same,” please remember that “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” We as human beings need to treat each other better. That kind of juvenile thought won’t get us anywhere.
This person gets all the awards.
s!b- People on allkpop are idiots. Some people are trying to justify it “Black people make fun of Asians all the time”. Way to generalize the whole race. The fact is all races disrespect each other. We all need to chill out, learn each other cultures, and respect one another.