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?
dirtybeauty 19th-Sep-2015 08:46 pm (UTC)
And that was me and I was absolutely fooled because I read somewhere she was Blasian and the lyrics, plus the accent and her crying because she didnt want to be compared to Yoon Mirae anymore. Even my Korean friend told me she believed she was half black.... Wtf this is so disgusting
rocketqueen 19th-Sep-2015 10:20 pm (UTC)
it is comprehensible bb, she totally passes as mixed. i also believed it because of her feeling bad about being compared to yoon mirae as i took it as if she felt like there could only be ~one female mixed rapper~. anyway ://!
dirtybeauty 20th-Sep-2015 08:49 am (UTC)
Right, she feeling bad about the Yoon Mirae comparisons was very convincent. I have no words, I would have never guessed she was putting up a show...
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