EXO’s Chen receiving backlash for inappropriate comments made on ‘V-Live’

Yumi Kim , April 16, 2018, 10:57 a.m.


EXO’s Chen is currently receiving backlash for some comments he made on their latest ‘V-Live’. EXO-CBX went live on Naver’s ‘V-Live’ for their comeback. The boys were goofing around and being silly until things got a little out of hand. Baekhyun began putting lipstick on Chen’s lips and exaggerated the idol’s lips as the lipstick was drawn all around.

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Chen then commented, "I look like Michol," a cartoon character from ‘Dooly the little Dinosaur.’ Even though the character is a South Korean character, many people criticize the character as a blackface caricature.

Many international fans were taken aback by his remark. However, that isn’t the only comment the idol made. During the 24:48 mark of the video, Chen says a comment that was translated to "My lips look too plump", but the actual Korean translation was "Isn't this Kunta Kinte?"

For those that may not know, Kunta Kinte is a character from the novel ‘Roots: The Saga of an American Family’, which portrays America’s slavery era. Many fans were offended and disliked Chen’s comments, criticizing the idol’s remarks.  

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