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 replied to me with a PM proving she isn't mixed.Girl has been cosplaying as black people this whole time. Smh. pic.twitter.com/FWTIyiu05N— Bye (@MockCeption) 18 setembro 2015
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?