Min’s Agency Responds to Racist Photo Controversy
After miss A‘s Min was heavily criticized for posting a racist photoshopped photo, her agency has finally responded to the controversy.
On October 21, Min’s agency commented, “Min posted that photo without any meaning,” and “Then she realized what was wrong and took the photo down.”
Previously, Min posted a photograpphed photo of American rapper Rick Ross and Sunmi with an image of a fried chicken leg on the corner while the caption read, “Rick Ross – 24 Portions Are Not Enough.” This photo was already widely circulated through the Korean online community, especially in hip-hop sites.
Many argued that including the fried chicken leg image was racist toward African-Americans because of the stereotype.
Many others were outraged that Min used her labelmate and senior artist Sunmi’s photo as well.
Although Min deleted this photo and her agency made a comment, netizens are still pouring in their criticisms. Some comments include, “It doesn’t make sense that someone who has spent such a long time in America doesn’t know the meaning behind that photo,” “Rick Ross is a must but she should also apologize to Sunmi as well,” and many more.