After miss A‘s Min was heavily criticized for posting a racist photoshopped photo, her agency has finally responded to the controversy.
According to a report on Soompi, Min’s agency commented on October 21: “Min posted that photo without any meaning,” and “Then she realized what was wrong and took the photo down.”
Previously, Min posted a photograpphed photo of American rapper Rick Ross andSunmi with an image of a fried chicken leg on the corner while the caption read, “Rick Ross – 24 Portions Are Not Enough.”
This photo was already widely circulated through the Korean online community, especially in hip-hop sites.
Many argued that including the fried chicken leg image was racist toward African-Americans because of the stereotype. Many others were outraged that Min used her labelmate and senior artist Sunmi’s photo as well.
Although Min deleted this photo and her agency made a comment, netizens are still pouring in their criticisms.
Some comments include, “It doesn’t make sense that someone who has spent such a long time in America doesn’t know the meaning behind that photo,” “Rick Ross is a must but she should also apologize to Sunmi as well,” and many more.