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Reporter Kjersti Flaa issues public apology for interview with Claudia Kim

Reporter Kjersti Flaa issues public apology for interview with Claudia Kim

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by November 8, 2018 Korean Entertainment

Reporter Kjersti Flaa issues public apology for interview with Claudia Kim

Article: Kjersti Flaa issues public apology to Soo Hyun on ‘racist remark’, “received extremely unpleasant threats, please forgive me”

Source: Sports Kyunghyang via Nate [apology]

1. [+282, -6] As if she’s getting any threats. Now she’s cosplaying as the victim to make the victim feel like the attacker. Same old repertoire where they say all that they want and then act like they’re getting threatened.

2. [+241, -4] I can understand reacting like, “wow, you knew English at that age?” but obviously there was a different nuance to the way she said it that another actor fired back at her. And she even left Soo Hyun out of her hashtags without any clarification. She deleted that post after all the hate it was getting ㅋㅋ If it was just a mistake, why not add her name to the hashtag? It’s quite obvious she intended to be racist and is only apologizing because of all the fire it’s getting.

3. [+155, -3] Ezra Miller is not a fool, he obviously knows how to read nuance. Why is she saying so much instead of just admitting fault and apologizing?

4. [+15, -1] Misunderstanding? Her attitude was one of someone who totally looked down on her.

5. [+11, -0] Why is it Soo Hyun’s fault that she’s receiving threats over her own words? She’s reaping what she sowed.

6. [+7, -0] Quite the apology I’d expect from someone like her ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+7, -0] She’s trying to say that her feelings were hurt and that’s more important here ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+6, -0] If you read her responses to other people under her apology, she does not sound apologetic at all. She sounds like she’s blaming others for turning a small issue into something big and is lecturing everyone ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ if you’re truly apologetic, at least don’t reply back to people like that

9. [+4, -27] I saw the interview and I think her question was completely appropriate as a fellow foreigner whose English is also their second language. People are just using it as an excuse to rush to her SNS like hyenas and even threatening her family over it. She’s experiencing Korea’s terrible internet culture firsthand for the first time so imagine how shocking all of this is to her.

10. [+1, -7] Korea at it again with our witch hunt ㅋㅋㅋ Change the situation around and imagine if a foreigner like Sam Okyere said he knew Korean since he was little, wouldn’t you be surprised and ask the same question too? How is that racist and why is it okay for us to ask foreigners that but not this woman?

Article: Who is Ezra Miller who got angered over Soo Hyun suffering racism? ‘Lover of Korea’

Source: SBS funE via Nate

1. [+453, -8] I saw the interview on YouTube from the start and you can tell that the reporter has no interest in Soo Hyun at all ㅋㅋㅋ She ignores her like an extra, doesn’t even look at her, and keeps asking questions to Ezra. When Soo Hyun said she read Harry Potter when she was little, she asks her like she’s looking down on her if she knew English at that age; then Ezra expressed how displeased he was and looked at Soo Hyun while shaking his head like “this interview’s hopeless”, how cool of him…

2. [+346, -7] It was really cool when Ezra cut the reporter off in the middle and started speaking Korean

3. [+322, -4] When that reporter asked Soo Hyun if she could speak English at that age, the nuance wasn’t like “amazing! you knew English at a young age!” but rather “pfft? you? YOU knew English?” so Ezra had to point that Soo Hyun has been answering the interview in English and that she’s really fluent while he only knows English and no Korean. Then he started speaking Korean like “daebak, did you eat?” When the reporter asked back if that was Korean he just spoke, he shook his head like what else did you think I was speaking. It was also so sweet the way he looked at Soo Hyun throughout the interview.

4. [+31, -1] Just another white trash who’s jealous that Soo Hyun is pretty and Asian ㅋㅋ

5. [+14, -0] When I first read about this yesterday, I didn’t think there were any racist connotations.. but now I realize that context and nuance is everything…

Source: Netizen Buzz
Reporter Kjersti Flaa issues public apology for interview with Claudia Kim