2:30 pm - 01/07/2019

Greek TV Show Host Apologizes For Making Negative Comments Towards Male K-Pop Idols

After making negative comments about BTS, EXO, and Wanna One members on a Greek television show, host Katerina Kainourgiou has issued an official apology.

Previously, Katerina Kainourgiou and other panelists for the television program “Eutixeite” held a segment about TC Candler’s list of “The Most Handsome Faces of 2018.” The list includes BTS’s Jungkook and V and No. 2 and No. 5, respectively, as well as Wanna One’s Kang Daniel at 11th place and EXO’s Sehun at No. 15.

As Katerina Kainourgiou and the other panelists introduced Sehun, they made comments such as, “[He] dyed his hair red, but it looks awful. I don’t like it. That’s a waste of the ranking.” In regards to Kang Daniel, remarks such as “That’s a woman” and “Is that a man? Is he gay?” were made.

The hosts continued with such observations as they also called V a woman and remarked, “People have bad eyes.” Regarding Jungkook, they declared, “He looks like the other Korean idols. Korean men are ugly. Where are the men that look like these idols. I’ve never seen them.”

After receiving criticism for what fans deemed xenophobic and sexist statements, Katerina Kainourgiou made an official apology through her Instagram. She apologized to fans of the idols for her comments, and stated that the show would make “a tribute to their artistic sides” on Monday.

source: soompi, naver, katken85, _ yoonoir
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jyusou 7th-Jan-2019 01:43 pm (UTC)
Because xenophobia, homophobia and toxic masculinity is so humorous, no. This basic b*tch. Fuck her and fuck this apology.

ETA: Significantly calmer after watching a YouTube video on how bee colonies are formed. Thank god for science clips and PBS studios.

Edited at 2019-01-07 02:07 pm (UTC)
sforza 7th-Jan-2019 02:28 pm (UTC)
throw transphobia in there too, they're going for an asshole bingo

also oh oh oh bee colony video link please!!!
myungung 7th-Jan-2019 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna say first that I don't think I'll watch the video, and comment just based off the article.

TC Candler's list is definitely not the list to follow, since it's only 1(?) person making the ranking usually. and many times it's more of pandering to fans if I'm not wrong (haven't been following his list since many years ago)

and then off to the triggering part. as an Asian male, I think it's quite tiring to always be seen as feminine, and "ugly". i'm sorry that our genetic mix is not to your liking and ideal masculinity.
never understood why people feel the need to demean others' looks on a media platform, and then realise you made a huge mistake if people are unhappy. I mean what are you expecting when you go off and derive joy from such stuff?
rainstormraider 7th-Jan-2019 02:14 pm (UTC)

Waaaaay to unite the craziest K-Pop fandoms. This Christmas miracle no one asked for but all of us can enjoy.
babyjenkski 7th-Jan-2019 03:14 pm (UTC)
they really went for the ultimate kill! and selected the really popular ones too!
broadcities 7th-Jan-2019 02:24 pm (UTC)
that's not humor, that's racism.
pwrpuffgrl 7th-Jan-2019 02:38 pm (UTC)
IDGAF they can get all the hate, they deserve it. Disgusting.
goshipgurl 7th-Jan-2019 02:48 pm (UTC)
OP can you please put the IG embed under a cut?

ofc they would use the "it was just a joke guys" excuse
sapphiredeity 7th-Jan-2019 03:31 pm (UTC)
at least the trash was right when they said exo are the kings of kpop

katheli 7th-Jan-2019 03:40 pm (UTC)
I'd feel bad for her/them for getting threatening messages but also....I saw that video and honestly they deserve the backlash. They literally called one of them a "thing", they pointed out "Asian facial structures" as a negative point as to how someone didn't deserve to be on the list, they somehow managed to be racist, homophobic, sexist and every other awful thing to be in one go.

so idgaf, I hope you get fired bitch.
ramenhime 7th-Jan-2019 03:41 pm (UTC)
BTS, EXO, and Wanna One members LMFAO the holy trinity of weirdo fandoms but i dont even feel bad bc they were so blatantly racist and transphobic ha_suffer.jpg
thebloomroom 7th-Jan-2019 03:49 pm (UTC)
Who ever thought we’d see the day army, exo-l, and wannables unite?
jaelissi 7th-Jan-2019 04:41 pm (UTC)
Yaeh, I don't condone threats in any form, but let's not pretend like kpop fans just went crazy over some constructive criticism. In 2019, if we can't solve racism, I hope we as a human race can at least relearn what laundry is for hanging outside and what's for keeping inside
lydzi 7th-Jan-2019 04:47 pm (UTC)
Racism needs to die. I'm tired of it. It's 2019 ffs.
yxerin 7th-Jan-2019 05:06 pm (UTC)
she’s a fuck-up for sure, but man are those comments on her ig post embarrassing
xbrokenbabydoll 7th-Jan-2019 05:06 pm (UTC)
OP you forgot the '' around the word apologizes
lizanka23 7th-Jan-2019 05:12 pm (UTC)
Sure threats are a bad thing but what they said was terrible. I hope their show gets cancelled and they fade into irrelevancy and that theyll get fired

Edited at 2019-01-07 05:21 pm (UTC)
the3rdjester 7th-Jan-2019 10:44 pm (UTC)
Actually, they are already kinda irrelevant here in Greece. Her show is on one of thrashiest, if not the trashiest channels on TV, which not many people watch. So this means, I don't even know if they'll get fired. They should, but idk if it will actually happen.

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