Despierta America MC Criticized For Forcing Girl To Kiss NCT TaeYong
The host for Despierta America is currently being criticized by fans for “forcing” a girl to kiss NCT member TaeYong.
The K-Pop idol group are currently in the US for promotions and have been making quite a lot of noise in the US music market as the popularity of K-Pop continues to grow even now.
The MC was seen telling the female fan to get closer and give a small peck to TaeYong.
the mc for despierta america should’ve educated himself on how koreans greet when having nct 127 on the show… i get that hispanics greet w kisses but he still has to respect diff. culture… the girl looks hesitant when kissing taeyong maybe bc she knew it wasn’t the best idea pic.twitter.com/NVrvUcsQAm
— 𝐩𝐬 (@radiantyeosang) April 29, 2019
And naturally, fans have been taking it to Twitter to express their frustration.
To the reporter who forced the girl to kiss taeyong,,i hate you 3000,,,they felt uncomfortable,,,,y’all bring nct bacc to korea they dont deserve this torture AAAAAAAAA
— Chloe🥪🥙 (@ChloeSunga) April 29, 2019
can the host/show pls apologize to nct as well as the girl? 🙁 he forced the girl to kiss taeyong on the cheek even if the girl said no and the girl tried her best to not kiss him that much despite the host’s pushing 🙁
— jules ✰ bloom² (@softlyuwin) April 30, 2019
However, another fan has been defending the incident and saying that it is part of the Latin American culture.
First of all bitch that kiss was a welcoming way to show respect to nct so y’all can stfu about it. This is also part of our culture as Hispanics and yes it could’ve made Taeyong uncomfortable but in no way was it meant to be disrespectful or offensive! Leave my good sis alone
— Ari¹²⁷ is seeing bts and nct (@ncteasdream) April 29, 2019
Whose side are you on?