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Reporter Kjresti Flaa criticized for asking Claudia Kim how she could read Harry Potter when she was 9

Reporter Kjresti Flaa criticized for asking Claudia Kim how she could read Harry Potter when she was 9

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by November 8, 2018 Korean Entertainment

Reporter Kjresti Flaa criticized for asking Claudia Kim how she could read Harry Potter when she was 9


Article: Reporter under controversy for racism… ‘tagged everyone but Soo Hyun’

Source: YTN via Nate

1. [+1,820, -15] The way Flaa was asking her questions showed intent to try and put her down. I thought Ezra was cool for catching that and responding in Korean.

2. [+1,705, -17] She asked Soo Hyun a question thinking like, ‘Wow, she’s an Asian who’s good at English’ without realizing what a bad assumption that is to make and was basically called out for it. She probably got mad and purposely left Soo Hyun out of the hashtags. She’s probably even more mad seeing all the fans demanding that she be tagged right now.

3. [+1,243, -12] Childish and pathetic ㅋㅋ

4. [+80, -1] Probably jealous that a beautiful Asian woman is not only smart but also good at acting

5. [+41, -0] For the white actor Ezra who was sitting next to her to call her out like that means that there was something discriminatory about what Flaa said

6. [+37, -0] Too bad Soo Hyun is way prettier than her ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ and she can’t even speak Korean. Why would you act all haughty towards someone who can speak two languages when you can’t ㅋㅋ

7. [+28, -0] Why are we supposed to care whether some nugu reporter tags her or not

8. [+24, -0] Really cool of Ezra Miller

Article: Reporter who was ‘racist to Soo Hyun’, clarifies “I was just impressed”

Source: M+ News via Nate

1. [+2,267, -34] The fact that Ezra showed the reaction that he did means that he caught the reporter having rude intentions

2. [+2,125, -38] I like the male actor who did the interview with her. He served the reporter right back ㅋㅋ

3. [+1,242, -608] I feel like what the reporter said was appropriate

4. [+204, -8] A question like that would’ve been fine in Korea but in a multi-ethnic country like America, you can’t ask someone, “Oh, you’re not even white but you’re good at English, how is that so?” because it can come off as racist.

5. [+172, -6] I also think it’s impressive that she was able to read a different language at a young age but if the actor next to her thought the question was inappropriate, then there must’ve been racist intentions behind it

6. [+135, -4] Anyone who’s saying this isn’t racist has probably never lived abroad ㅠ racism can be expressed by even something as little as a hand action. This interview was racist, otherwise why did the male actor stand up for her when he’s American too..

7. [+107, -3] I mean she didn’t tag Soo Hyun when there were 9 actors in the interview

8. [+93, -0] There’s a nuance to these things that can convey racism depending on the nuance. The male actor was obviously able to catch that nuance which is why he reacted so strongly to it.


Source: Netizen Buzz
Reporter Kjresti Flaa criticized for asking Claudia Kim how she could read Harry Potter when she was 9

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