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U-KISS' Eli reveals he was discriminated by his teacher and classmates in the U.S.

By yckim124   Wednesday, March 22, 2017   58,841   2,512   156
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U-KISS' Eli opened up about his past on 'Mr. House Husband'.


On the March 22 broadcast, Eli and his family visited his childhood home in the state of Washington. 


Eli shared about his past, and revealed, "I once got beat up really bad by students. So I came (home) crying with my noona and my dad ran out to get them in like 5 seconds. That's also when I started taekwondo."


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He continued, "The teacher didn't like me very much either. It was in high school. I encountered a lot of racial discrimination. That's why I lack confidence even til today."





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    MRSIMJB Thursday, March 23, 2017

    I think they meant to say Washington DC, not Washington State . But I could be wrong.🤔

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    Eithra Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Not surprising.

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    disbitches Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Shocking

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    kpoplover308 Thursday, March 23, 2017

    It does depend on where you live in the states. Some places are just ignorant and aren't used to people from other cultures and races.

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    donnycosmo Thursday, March 23, 2017

    I went to a high school in Los Angeles and Asians were generally considered "cool" lol, but it is LA. I would assume more now than ever since I see a lot of teens into Kpop and anime

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    emily235 Thursday, March 23, 2017

    ?? This is so weird to me. Where I went to school there were micro-aggressions towards certain races, but blatant bullying against anybody, never mind against a certain race, just wasn't a thing. I didn't think Ontario would be so radically different from even Washington.

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    aiyugwiyeoweo Thursday, March 23, 2017

    His Dad is a hero

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    Exo_Leia Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Honestly... It sucks to go through that, I feel so bad for him :/

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    fandoms_kpop Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    what's sadder is when he was discriminated against bc he was a foreigner in early early ukiss days

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    Logan_W Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    this is so crazy to me. growing up i never experienced or saw anyyyy type of racial bullying. like i have never seen it once in my life and i went to a private lower & middle school where things were pretty intense so it would have been the perfect environment for racist bullying. but every foreign student was treated just like everyone else. i went to public high school & never saw any racial discrimination there. none in college either. i'm not saying it doesn't happen, because it definitely does.. but how miserable of a person do you have to be to bully someone based off of something they have no control over? absolutely disgusting.

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