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Popular YouTuber makes sexually inappropriate joke cosplaying as Xiumin + apologizes

By jubilantj   Friday, May 20, 2016   71,213   267   138

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Popular Korean YouTuber and makeup artist Ssin-nim has been under fire from netizens for what she said in her recent video. 


Though what Ssin-nim said was in a humorous manner and meant to entertain, many viewers, particularly EXO fans, deemed the joke inappropriate. This supposedly inappropriate joke was in Ssin-nim's recent Xiumin style makeup tutorial, during which she said, "Do you want to come over for some gaebul?" People had taken offense to this joke for its implicitly sexual nature, as gaebul (Urechis unicinctus) is synonymous to male genitalia. 


Viewers were greatly offended by this joke, so much so that Ssin-nim was eventually forced to remove the video altogether and even upload an official apology video on YouTube and Instagram. 


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Ssin-nim wrote, "Hello this is Ssin-nim. Firstly, I apologize for making everyone who watches my videos feel uncomfortable. As a creator, I believe that it is entirely my fault that I did not thoroughly examine and pay attention to the producing of my videos so that my efforts would not appear sloppy. I have permanently deleted the video in question. I was not wholly responsible as someone who runs a YouTube channel with nearly 1 million subscribers. I did not pause to think about the viewpoints of my audience, particularly those of minors, young people, and the artist's fans, in my ambition to create more fresh, funny content that will satisfy everyone. I will use this incident as a lesson to peruse, be more responsible, and think more carefully about my choice of words and behavior in the process of producing content. I sincerely apologize once again." 


안녕하세요 씬님입니다. 먼저 영상으로 인해 제 영상을 믿고 봐주시는 여러분께 심려를 끼친 점 사과드립니다. 크리에이터로서 영상제작의 노력이, 헛되게 보이지 않도록 충분한 검토와 주의를 기울이지 못한 점 역시 저의 불찰이라 생각합니다. 현재 해당 영상은 영구삭제조치 하였습니다. 저는 약 1백만명의 구독자가 시청하고 있는 유튜브 채널을 운영하고 있다는 것에 온전한 책임감을 가지지 못했습니다. 좀 더 참신하고 재미있는 영상을 만들어 여러분들을 만족시키고자 했던 욕심에 제 영상을 보고 있을 많은 분들 특히 어린이, 청소년 분들과 해당 가수 및 팬분들의 시각을 모두 생각하지 못했습니다. 이번 일을 계기로 영상컨텐츠를 제작 과정에서 단어 선택 및 행동을 한번 더 생각하고 검토하며, 책임감을 가지고 보다 나은 컨텐츠 제작에 힘쓰겠습니다. 다시 한 번 진심으로 사과 드립니다.

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    jazzykat Monday, May 23, 2016

    this is so stupid she makes a joke like that nearly every video and its hilarious

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    K_pop_rocker Sunday, May 22, 2016

    I wanna see the video, I bet it wasn't even bad.

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    isaisa Sunday, May 22, 2016

    exo-l's make jokes like this all the time?? i don't get it. and aren't you supposed to be over 13 to be on youtube? lol

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    Bornshitlow Sunday, May 22, 2016

    exols hahaha butthurt dont be so sensitive ;D

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    creepyweirdo Saturday, May 21, 2016

    EXO-Ls felt uncomfortable about that jokes. That was inappropriate, because Xiumin never spoke like that. He's kind of a shy and quiet person. So she apologized, and EXO-Ls are seems fine now. The most of the fandom don't even know about this. Only non-fans make a "big deal" about this. Let's move on. Anyway nobody will even remember this (ecxept antis, sometimes I think they know all about EXO better than me).

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    ShutTheFckUp creepyweirdo Saturday, May 21, 2016

    This is so true. I didnt even know this, But EXO-Ls yet to blame. Poor fandom...

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    L_catzzz Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Exo-Ls are back at it again 👍

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    BigBlueagain L_catzzz Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Not the EXO-Ls. Just the EXO-Lames.

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    L_catzzz BigBlueagain Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Look at @creepyweirdo comment above. It's Exo-Ls alright. They got a point though about that she's being a public figure and what she said is inappropriate for her younger viewers, but then again they way they coming at her is well...TOP NOTCH 👍

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    julian09 Saturday, May 21, 2016

    seriously......... they got offended...... huh

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    btsbigbangikon Saturday, May 21, 2016

    EXO-Ls are doing it again ^^

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    kokoro666 (Banned) btsbigbangikon Saturday, May 21, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    teddysuu Saturday, May 21, 2016

    I don't think you all understand the actual reason why she gets so much hate for what she did. As a popular YouTuber with almost 1 million subscribers who does makeup tutorials for Kpop stars she has a lot of young fans. So her sexual innuendos were very inappropriate ("Do you want to come over for some gaebul" "Do you want to drink some milk in my bedroom"). It doesn't matter that EXO-Ls write smutty fanfics. As a public figure she should have been careful. Sure, she does censor curse words but this went too far.

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    bangeryun94 teddysuu Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Isn't that what she said in her apology?

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    ilikeJB Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Doesn't EXO's fans makes this kinds of jokes daily?

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    kokoro666 (Banned) ilikeJB Saturday, May 21, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    ilikeJB  kokoro666 (Banned) Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Unlikely because its the truth. Although it is basically all KPOP fans indeed.

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