NCT’s Johnny faced racist comments on the red carpet during his Met Gala debut

Fans were enraged to see discrimination against NCT’s Johnny when he attended the Met Gala.

On April 3rd (local time), the world’s biggest fashion event Met Gala was held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA. This year, there were two representatives from Korea’s entertainment industry among the guests, including “Squid Game” star and top model Jung Ho Yeon, and NCT’s Johnny. 

For his Met Gala debut, Johnny adorned quite the outstanding outfit, only for a foreign reporter to spit offensive words at him on the red carpet. In particular, a photographer continuously asked for Johnny to turn his way, saying: “Johnny Suh, over here! On this side, please!” But Johnny didn’t seem to hear this request, and at this, the annoyed reporter muttered: “He doesn’t understand a word I’m saying. F**k.”, while also mispronouncing Johnny’s surname.

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Johnny was disrespected right on his home turf. 

Contrary to what the reporter assumed, Johnny was raised and born in Chicago, USA. His nationality is American, and needless to say, he is fluent in English. However, just because Johnny didn’t hear the reporter amid all the noise and is an Asian, he was assumed to not know English. According to fans, this is an extremely disrespectful assumption, which borders on casual racism. 

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As an Asian-America, NCT’s Johnny opted for an outfit from the Asian-American designer Peter Do. 
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With his model-like physique and a whooping height of 6 feet (185cm), Johnny easily shined on the Met Gala’s red carpet.
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Even Getty Images, a site notorious for taking bad photos, couldn’t downplay Johnny’s outstanding proportions.
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