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A bystander during 'Infinity Challenge' made a racist gesture at the camera?

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An offensive gesture was caught on 'Infinity Challenge'.


On the 13th, the variety show aired the crew of 'Infinity Challenge' in Los Angeles. During Jung Jun Ha's glass slide part, a bystander in the back was caught making a gesture at the camera.


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Many viewers thought he was making a racist gesture where he was pulling his eyes, a move derogatory for Asians, while others thought he was putting his middle finger up at the camera. Either way, the offensive gesture annoyed fans, who criticized not the staff but the bystander for making such a movement on camera.






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    daFoolio Monday, August 15, 2016

    another awesome portrayal of idiot Americans in the states....    sorry!!

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    GDragonBaeAllDay Monday, August 15, 2016

    ...but his fingers aren't touching his face. It definitely looks like he's just posing...

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    megamanx GDragonBaeAllDay • Monday, August 15, 2016

    If you watch the video, he's definitely doing a slanty eye gesture.

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    9001reasons Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Koreans don't give a crap about racist crap. They have no problems with black face and what not. Why are they crying now?

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    SugarFree 9001reasons • Sunday, August 14, 2016

    Many comments from knetizens acknowledged their own racism. That said, they don't plan to do anything about it - one comment was something along the lines of "we can just make fun of white people for how old they look"

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    lulzbrooks 9001reasons • Sunday, August 14, 2016

    blackface?

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    saro lulzbrooks • Monday, August 15, 2016

    you don t know what blackface is ?

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    lulzbrooks saro • Monday, August 15, 2016

    I remembered it after I posted. But the thing is Korea is a homogenous country. We don't know what's considered bad for other cultures. But you can counter argue saying that it's the 21st century and that they should know etc... I have lived in several English speaking countries but I still didn't know blackface was a thing until I was a senior in HS taking AP U.S. History. To my knowledge, there is no P.R. group or organization in Korea that educates people about black people or their culture, etc.... Look at the LGBT organization in Korea, because of them people are now more aware of what the issues are and are slowly more accepting of them.

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    saro lulzbrooks • Monday, August 15, 2016

    oh okay

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