DJ Sophie Valentini under fire for racist gestures and insincere apology

Jun Ko, May 22, 2019, 5:03 p.m.


On May 19th, California-based DJ Sophie Valentini was called out for her racist gestures when referring to BLACKPINK. She had previously posted a video of herself with BLACKPINK's 'Kill This Love' playing in the background: "I love Kpop !! What do you guys think, could I be a new member of @blackpinkofficial?"; the video had contained racist gestures as she repeatedly slanted her eyes with her hands. 

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I love Kpop !! What do you guys think, could I be a new member of @blackpinkofficial ? 😜 #kpop #blackpink #bts

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In response to the backlash she received from the video, she uploaded an apology for the matter on May 22nd. Unfortunately, the apology was undoubtedly insincere: "I'm sorry for not putting extra make up on to look cuter, using fork instead of chopsticks, not putting enough spice and oil on my noodles. I apologize for all these and I apologize if I hurt anybody. But I guarantee my noodles were not dry and my boobs are not tiny. I am gonna make a dumpling video next time and it will be fantastic. I also added some extra tunes and remix to the original Blackpink song to make it sound better so I apologize to all the Blackpink fans, thanks for all the feedback and creative comments. I am sorry I don't know how to delete myself or kill myself." 

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My thoughts on last video 🎎🍜🥡🥢🧂👁👁

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The fake apology served to heighten the outrage felt towards the DJ, many commenting how racist and offensive she was being by blatantly refusing to give a proper apology for her actions.

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