1:16 pm - 09/19/2015

Korea has their own Rachel Dolezal! UR2 contestant Truedy under fire for cultural appropriation

Truedy, a contestant on Mnet's survival show, 'Unpretty Rapstar', has been recently getting attention for apparently being mixed as she mentions about being "the first black people" in Korea through her lyrics: "This is Truedy flow feel ma voice / Check ma soul I’m from Seoul, can you believe it? Seoul City soul / The first black people in Korea / I’ve never been under but I’ve been to the real bottom / I came up here without anyone, all by myself".

A fan called her out on instagram, telling her that if she isn't mixed, she shouldn't act like she is because being black is not a costume:

Truedy's replied the user with the following message: "Hello, this is Truedy. If that is how I make you feel, I am sorry. However, I love Black culture and that is what I am doing (TN: That part is sketchy since it can mean she likes doing it or that is what she is trying to do). Again if I made you feel bad, I am sorry. I will delete these comments. It seems like the best thing not only for me but for you too. Good night."

source: @MockCeption / Nan Nappeun Keijibe @ OneHallyu / jennaayy @ OneHallyu

what are your thoughts abt it, omona?
hipployta 19th-Sep-2015 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oh this finally appeared so copy+paste

Ahem...called the Tasha cosplay from day one. There was no way affecting her voice, flow, AND appearance was unintentional. For example...she was born and raised in Korea but speaks/raps with inflections and slurs like she was raised overseas.

For those confused deliberately utilizing physical traits or affecting certain behaviors to emulate a group and present yourself as a member of it, even if you do not explicitly say I am so and so, for personal or commercial purposes is just plain WRONG. She is literally copying elements from black culture and physical identity traits and putting them together in a way that allows her to present as black and resemble Tasha.

The original English version and the Korean version just for Truedy

kjc48 19th-Sep-2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
I love your new icon! (no offense to your regular one lol)

Also: that video gets me every time, because I'm always ready to jam to the beat.
hipployta 19th-Sep-2015 10:45 pm (UTC)
I gotta keep up with his photos lol

The old school jams right
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