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NCT 127 And Lay’s Fans Want KISSFM To Apologize For Calling The Boys “Some Random Asian Boys Dancing”

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NCT 127 And Lay’s Fans Want KISSFM To Apologize For Calling The Boys “Some Random Asian Boys Dancing”

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It is always sad for K-Pop idols’ fans to hear and be the witness of racism and ignorance about idols. In news, it happened at several times that one group’s picture is not the right one or the group is belittled on shows, receives racist comments, is wrongly covered by local news, etc.

NCT fans have already been through some of these. Back in October, fans would remember the comment Mark had from the host of Fox (for example). This time a new event happened and that upset NCT 127 and EXO‘s Lay fans.

Racism or a lack of professionalism, you will be the judge of it.

On Feb. 22, the hosts of the show “KISSFM” were airing the song ‘Let’s shut up and dance’ by Jason Derulo, Lay and NCT 127 – it is a tribute song for Michael Jackson. KISSFM mistakenly confused NCT 127 with BTS and when they realized it, commented that they were “some random Asian boys dancing” without even mentioning the group name. Later on the show, the hosts called them wrongly “NC 127”.

Listen to the podcast to get the exact tone and context of these words.

If you get to listen, you would probably understand why NCTzen are angry at the station. Here are some of their claim.

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Fans are trending the hashtag #KISSFM_APOLOGIZE and express their anger on Twitter. Here are some of their comments.

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nct 127 kissfm, lay kissfm, kpop racism

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nct 127 kissfm, lay kissfm, kpop racism

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nct 127 kissfm, lay kissfm, kpop racism

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nct 127 kissfm, lay kissfm, kpop racism

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The station has yet to say anything, a fan says that they will mention the issue on Monday show. To this, some fans said that it is a bit far in time to apologize on Monday.

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nct 127 kissfm, lay kissfm, kpop racism

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What do you think? Is it a lack of professionalism or racism? Does KISSFM need to apologize?

Does KISSFM need to apologize?

Thank you @aheeji for the tip.

 

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Guest

Who voted no? That’s ultimate a lack of professionalism. And how the heck do they confused them with BTS? the title says ft lay ft NCT 127

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Guest

Who ever said no need some sense knocked into them clearly

KookieIssaMeme
KookieIssaMeme

That is really disrepectful… NCT and Lay worked hard to get to where they are and not every kpop boy band is BTS. Its true that they are internationally known but its still really sad. Plus they arent even part of the same group as well…

fangirling
fangirling

I may not stan NCT127 or EXO but this is purely horrible. Not every k-pop band is BTS! They may be the most internationally known but this is truly bad. And this was a great song. It not a random group of asian boys, it’s a talented group of legends! (who are also asian, cant say just korean cause Lay’s Chinese.) People need to open their eyes, be more openminded, and seriously think about what they’re saying before they say it.

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Guest

Even I know every name of EXO (9 members) and NCT (21 members) but they just called them ‘some random asian guys dancing’ when all they can do is to call them by their CORRECT NAME as easy as cake. God I think they both dont have professionalism and it is a racism indeed. They need to apologize to everyone. This is really upseting to fans who are supporting and loving their idol with all their heart. Where is their manners though ? ??

Guest
Guest

they must apologize, if they do not, let’s sue them. It’s 2019 people, racism should have died centuries ago. It needs to stop right now.

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hzo.3589

I think that KISSFM needs to apologize. What happened was pure disrespect. It clearly shows how ignorant the hosts are. There are over 100 idol groups in the k-pop industry. Also, considering that Lay as a solo artist and NCT (as a whole and their individual units) have made it high on Billboard’s charts, have been on world tours in America, and have been interviewed on several different channels/programs, I find it odd that the hosts don’t know them. Let me just say that this collaboration was very much known about for a couple of months. It shouldn’t be a… Read more »

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Guest

I’m a big NCT fan since day 7 btw and I don’t even like bts, so no disrespect it’s just the truth

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Guest

I agree completely on everything. NCT aren’t popular so I get if some people don’t know who they are but they’re obviously not bts. Bts are extremely popular right now and a lot of people in the american industry don’t even really care, if they ‘do’ it’s for some clout. If BTS are extremely popular and the american music industry doesn’t even care that much, Nct, as a not so popular group are not gonna get that perceived respect; even less. That racism shit needs to go…..