NB from TV Daily via Nate " Jun Hyun Moo said he would costume himself as Ghana cast member Sam Ochiri if the show hits 3% in viewer ratings and the journalist/netizens call him out for laughing and making a joke out of blackface.
Some netizens said, "He doesn't seem to know how racist and disrespectful blackface is in our country. Especially at a public event, I cannot understand how the staff around him also cheered him on when he said he would do blackface."
Another said, "Imagine if at another foreign event, foreigners said they would dress themselves as Korean if they achieved something? Imagine them sitting there while slanting their eyes and laughing about it."
[netizen reactions (((TW: SOME ARE TRULY SMH-RME WORTHY...)))]
1. [+449, -63] Fu*k, then if Jun Hyun Moo said he was going to dress himself as Sam Hammington, I doubt there would be any articles saying he was being racist against whites. The journalist is an idiot, he's the one with the biased view thinking dressing yourself as black is being racist against them.
2. [+314, -43] This trash journalist makes no sense with this article
3. [+224, -31] The journalist is the one viewing everything with prejudice, how mean of him
4. [+25, -1] I think I'd feel bad if I was Sam Ochiri. He's not unique or anything, he just happens to be black. He dresses like any average person and is quite a humorous person with a good personality. What exactly is Jun Hyun Moo going to dress himself as Sam Ochiri with? I doubt Sam Ochiri will find that funny at all. Jun Hyun Moo is so thoughtless, I don't understand why he said that. Show exactly what Jun Hyun Moo said to everyone in Sam Ochiri's hometown and ask them if it's racist or not. This is Jun Hyun Moo's fault entirely.
9. [+20, -2] Blackface is definitely racism. The fact that he's dressing himself as black to make people laugh gives the impression that he views black people as entertainment. Jun Hyun Moo wouldn't have offered to dress himself black if he didn't think it'd be funny. The first best reply: instead of asking if dressing white would be racism against white people, how about you think first about the fact that he didn't even consider Sam Hammington because costuming yourself white isn't funny to begin with. He chose a black person specifically because he knew it'd be funny.
10. [+17, -2] Look at the situation. He's costuming himself black as a penalty, how is that not racism? It's racism because he's doing it as a joke, as something funny. And adding on, you cannot be racist against white people. You can dress like them, do anything you want about them, but white people will always be above all of the races and that's reality.
11. [+16, -2] If someone on an American show dressed themselves as Asian for the pure purpose of being funny, would we be able to accept it coolly? Remember when we all hated on those Hollywood stars for forcing slanted eyes in their pictures? Jun Hyun Moo probably didn't mean ill harm but he definitely needs to apologize.