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Lee Seo Jin and Park Seo Joon become the target of racism on Youn’s Kitchen

Recently, netizens expressed their anger and contempt after coming upon instances where foreign customers made racist remarks toward actors Lee Seo Jin and Park Seo Joon on tvN’s ‘Youn’s Kitchen’.

In the video, a German couple orders food, and a man talks to Lee Seo Jin. The subtitles read “There’s a handsome Korean man here.”

Lee Seo Jin and Park Seo Joon become the target of racism on Youn's Kitchen

However, viewers who understood German pointed out via their comments, “He said ‘There are gay Korean men here’, so how can you translate that as ‘Handsome Korean men’…? I am studying abroad in Germany, and endure racism on a daily basis, so to see racism covered up like this makes me angry. To me, it’s clear that [the man] is looking down on the cast. He’s not being funny. He is probably saying that because he knows you guys can’t understand him.”

Lee Seo Jin and Park Seo Joon become the target of racism on Youn's Kitchen

In another instance, a foreign customer from Switzerland allegedly also made questionable remarks, which the editing staff chose not to translate at all. 

Lee Seo Jin and Park Seo Joon become the target of racism on Youn's Kitchen

Especially, a German-Swiss couple ordered a meal at an outdoor table and then made a remark to Lee Seo Jin, saying, “He must be mixed.” This netizen pointed out that this is a racist remark prejudiced against the appearance of Asians, “They were making the racist observation that since Asians are generally ugly, Lee Seo Jin must be mixed.”

Some thought it was an outrageous reaction, but the video was eventually removed. The broadcaster was also criticized for deliberately misinterpreting racist comments from foreigners coming to the restaurant.

Lee Seo Jin and Park Seo Joon become the target of racism on Youn's Kitchen

Source: Naver, Allkpop

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