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?
justkyhdding 20th-Sep-2015 04:06 am (UTC)
No, you're right

"While I am all for female MCs getting to shine and the spread of hip-hop, I’m not a fan of the show. I realize everybody is entitled to their own opinion and although I’ve only seen short clips and heard stories, it is in my humble opinion that the show had more of a negative impact on how and what hip-hop is. So unless the show changes, it’s a safe bet I won’t be a part of it."

http://seoulbeats.com/2015/04/wondaland-hip-hop-and-korea-an-interview-with-mfbty/

... I though the AJ interview had something too but Tiger JK answered the Q on UPRS there
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