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?
fabulousdoll 19th-Sep-2015 07:10 pm (UTC)

They really not know how to tell apart a race from a cultural movement (is this the way to define hip hop in english?)?
I'm white and I see it as common sense. Other things are obviously ignorance, but I'm pretty sure the fact that you don't have to pretend to be from another race even if you "appreciate it" is not something hard to realize without needing someone from that race to tell it.
And to think that she was the nicest in the first episode...

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