Controversy Surrounding BLACKPINK’s Jennie After Allegations of Indoor Smoking and Racial Discrimination

It has recently come to light that the profile of BLACKPINK’s Jennie on Namuwiki, which is the most popular Wikia site in Korea, was edited in a manner that displayed racial discrimination.

Specifically, Jennie’s given name was modified to “Nguyen Cuong Phuc”, her place of birth to Hanoi, and her citizenship to Vietnamese. Since the revisions were made in response to Jennie’s recent scandal involving indoor smoking, it can be assumed that the editor’s intention was to ridicule her.

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In South Korea, there is a prevalent issue of r*cism where some individuals use Southeast Asian people, particularly Vietnamese, as a derogatory comparison. These individuals hold a belief that Korea is superior to Southeast Asian countries and view the people from these countries as impoverished and unattractive.

Consequently, the edit sparked outrage among some netizens who responded with harsh criticism towards the editor. Here are a few examples of comments from netizens:

  • Do people find this funny? Serious, Koreans are some of the most r*cist people out there
  • Is this not considered extremely impolite towards Vietnamese individuals?
  • We are always complaining about Westerners discriminating against Asians, but some people are acting just as r*cist towards Southeast Asians
  • It’s true that Jennie did something wrong… but let’s not bring up Vietnam, which has nothing to do with this, and make fun of it
  • Koreans are so funny: If a Westerner says “Nihao,” we’d be up in arms about how “racist” that is and all, but we discriminate against Southeast Asian and Chinese people

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