Ok so I don't have the full complete story as I didn't watch this live (watched the clip below) on the V app and I'm still trying to learn Korean, so don't quote me as this is truth. So I saw this story on FB and immediately clicked on it cause it pissed me off and I wanted to know what all it was about. Read the short article and wanted to beat the crap outta some people, namely the Host and all the idols/actors that laughed. Like I said I don't know the language enough to be even conversational yet, but even I can tell something was wrong just by the look on poor Jackson's face! How dare they use such a term in the first place and then to his face?! For once I actually agree with the netizens *gasp! shocking I know* that Jackson deserves a public apology from this man. It was a tasteless comment and frankly kinda racist I'd say. (I copy/pasted the short article below with the video clip for your convenience. Lemme know what you think!! Should we be demanding an apology for Jackson or is this just cultural differences in action?)
Netizens lash out at Choi Hyo Jong's derogatory term towards Jackson
GOT7's Jackson appeared on a live stream broadcast recently and discussed being on 'Laws of the Jungle' with EXID's Hani.
However, it was during this that a casually thrown remark made by MC Choi Hyo Jong caught the attention of netizens for being derogatory towards Jackson. When the idol stated, "I went to the jungle," Choi Hyo Joong repeated this in a teasing manner and said, "You're a 'blanca.' 'I went to the jungle.'"
Although the other idols laughed, netizens relayed their immense displeasure at Cho Hyo Jong's words. The term "blanca" is a derogatory term in Korea used to describe South East Asian labor workers working in Korea. Fans of Jackson took offense and proceeded to leave angry comments.
They wrote, "Blanca..? Kekekeke are you in the right state of mind? Do you need to laugh after maligning somebody?" "This makes me so mad.. Choi Hyo Jong is truly trash. How does he know how mannerless it is to joke with a word like 'blanca,'" "Choi Hyo Jong, I know MC-ing is MC-ing, but this was really not right. To call him a 'blanca'.... you need to properly apologize to him for this," "To call him a 'blanca' kekekekekeke is he really an educated person?" and more.