10 Unfortunate Incidents Of Blackface In Korea

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Blackface Is Still Racist and Wrong. Yes, Even In Korea
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Blackface Is Still Racist and Wrong. Yes, Even In Korea

Another incident of blackface happened on SNL Korea; this time A Pink’s Bomi played the role of Michol from the 1983 cartoon, Dooly the Dinosaur. The task of explaining how blackface fits into a global system of white supremacy is a taxing experience in itself.

Whenever these conversations emerge, I remember a quote from Toni Morrison:

“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of this is necessary. There will always be one more thing.”   Toni Morrison

The Ultimate Guide of Figuring Out the Top Female Celebrity of the Time in South Korea (Ft. Soju)
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The Ultimate Guide of Figuring Out the Top Female Celebrity of the Time in South Korea (Ft. Soju)

In Korea, it's apparent that you have joined the Korea's top female celebrity list by looking at which advertisement you are chosen to represent. If you got the famous refrigerator brand, makeup brand, and shampoo brand, you are pretty much at the top. Now, there's an advertisement that beats all three of those. It's the Soju advertisement!

You know those clear liquid that comes in green glass bottles? The one your favorite K-drama heroin gets so drunk on after sipping couple of those shot glasses? YES, that's South Korea's most loved drink of all time, Soju. Since Soju is such a beloved substance in South Korea, it's natural that only the top of the top female celebrities gets chosen to be a model for all the Soju brands.

H.O.Ts Lee Jae Won Reveals He Spent Earnings To Fund His Grandfathers Escape From North Korea
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H.O.Ts Lee Jae Won Reveals He Spent Earnings To Fund His Grandfathers Escape From North Korea

On May 28, Lee Jae Won appeared as a guest on Channel As Were Coming to Meet You and revealed the shocking truth on where he spent his H.O.T promotions earnings.

I spent my earnings on helping my grandfather escape from North Korea, he said, surprising everyone. Later, it was unveiled that Lee Jae Wons father was the first to get in contact with a broker from North Korea. Being short on cash, he was contemplating about paying the broker fee to get Lee Jae Wons grandfather out of North Korea. Although the fee was very expensive, Lee Jae Won heard about the situation and responded, Of course we must do anything to bring grandfather back, and gave his father a huge sum of money.

Parody version of BTS sweat it out on 'SNL Korea'
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Parody version of BTS sweat it out on 'SNL Korea'

The May 27 installment of 'SNL Korea' featured another weekly parody of music show 'Countdown'! Parody versions of BTS, f(x), Lee Hyori, and more got to recreate hilarious versions of hit original tracks.

SEE ALSO: Lee Hyori to guest on 'Infinity Challenge'!

"BTS" were up first with a very sweaty version of "Blood SweatTears", "f(x)" got drunk and received an "Electric Shock", and AOA's Hyejeong filled in for Lee Hyori in a historical version of "U Go Girl".

Check out the clips, and let us know which parody was your favorite in the comments below!