Actress Claudia Kim has recently been going through a series of unfortunate events during the promotional activities of 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'.
Her interview with a Norwegian journalist first became the center of a controversy when many accused the journalist racism when asking the actress if she read the Harry Potter books in English. The journalist, to whom English was also her second language, explained that she asked out of curiosity and did not realize that her question could have been ignorant in other peoples' perspective, while also releasing an official apology for her mistake.
And just recently, a tweet posted by one promotion account of 'Fantastic Beasts' has been under criticism for uploading a photo of a different Asian actress.
The post uploaded a photo of Japanese actress Mirei Kiritani. Below is, of course, Claudia Kim.
And naturally, fans did not take this lightly.
@BeastsMovieUK You considered two people the same just because they are Asian women. THIS IS RACISM. You are a official account of UK. You shouldn't act like this. Have some RESPECT these two. pic.twitter.com/HBR8i1J7WE
— 조.와 (@ezzyzowah) November 13, 2018
What do you think? Was it an honest mistake? Or a blatant racist attitude towards Claudia Kim?