EXO Member Chen Accused Of Racism During V App Live Stream
Just after releasing their latest comeback single ‘Blooming Day‘, EXO-CBX have found themselves in an undesirable situation that has them facing racism accusations.
Netizens have called out EXO-CBX member Chen for making insensitive remarks about Kunta Kinte, a slave character in the novel ‘Roots‘, while putting on a heavy amount of lipstick to try and make his lips look bigger. Netizens have stated that his behavior was not just insensitive but downright racist as it mocked the African-American people.
i dont wanna get the TL back up in arms again because i stopped caring years ago but this just got me re heated. hes not just referencing michol. he’s referencing a literal slave; kunta kinte, from the movie roots. if you dont think that’s outright racist you can block me. pic.twitter.com/lqGsM5NeUp
— ً (@rmsoIos) 2018년 4월 15일
EXO-L’s have been defending Chen by saying that even if Chen did make a mistake, they will take “responsibility” and “learn” from his mistakes.
Other international fans have stated that most South Koreans were ignorant of issues regarding racism and therefore should blame the nation’s society rather than Chen directly.
Should Chen be called out for the things he said during the live stream? Or are netizens just picking on EXO members for no reason because they have nothing better to do?