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AOA's Jimin apologizes for saying the N-word

By alice101   Tuesday, November 15, 2016   154,350   5,718   0



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Fans were surprised to hear AOA's Jimin say the N-word in a video.

Jimin performed Nicki Minaj's verse in a cover of Nelly's "Get Like Me" ft. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell Williams. The lyrics include, "My n**ga spend money like the coke price free" and she sang that part in the cover which offended some fans.

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As the controversy started to brew, a concerned fan sent a direct message to Jimin on Instagram, asking her to take down the video and that the N-word is offensive to black people. Here is the screenshot of their conversation: 

The fan wrote, "Nuna, you should not say the n-word. It is a bad and sad word for black people." Jimin wrote back in English saying that she did not know and apologized. The fan wrote back, "...Please be careful what you say. I love you~" Jimin apologized again, and the video has been taken down. 

However the debate over whether it was wrong for Jimin for say the N-word that was a part of the lyric continues on her Instagram account, as many fans are writing commenting and arguing with one another. 

Here are some of the comments on Jimin's Instagram: 

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]
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iGotAllTheJams Saturday, December 17, 2016

I mean... there is a difference between "Nigga" and "Nigger"... nigga is more widely accepted and since she is singing lyrics from a song I don't really think it is a problem.

krell Thursday, November 24, 2016

JIMIN (AOA) ... (Oct. 2016) ... 

kurakura81 Monday, November 21, 2016

im also confused here... if N word is forbidden to say, why they creat that word! even the singger from USA Nicky M & Pharrel also black & they put N word in their lyrics. Why Korean angry with that... is there alot black ppl stay in korea?Is N word more fatal meaning then most ppl say when they agry like B***H!, FU**! AS*H***!?

hyunyoong Sunday, November 20, 2016

I am confused here.... what did she do wrong.....all she was doing was repeating the words of the song wth did she have to apologise for sometimes I think people blow everything out of context y'all need to get over this foolishness

BBVIPsarang Saturday, November 19, 2016

Why do black people get offended for the word nigga rather than the word black people?? I really thought they would get offended being called black people instead of nigga for like years now~~

cecegibs BBVIPsarang Saturday, November 19, 2016

Well the n word is different from the word nigga. Both should really never be said unless you are black out of politeness in my opinion, but the n word was a label used to degrade people during the long period of time in which they were considered inferior to everyone else and when they where bought and sold as slaves (whom were treated worse then animals, whipped with whips and chains until their backs were bloody and raw to the bone, raped, often killed with the only sign of regret from their murderers being that they had waisted their money on something, and I say something because they WERE NOT CONSIDERED PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THE MELANIN CONTENT IN THEIR SKIN, and that they are down one slave who will not be able to spend long hours in the sun picking crops all day or possibly performing some other task, though not much better) I went to school in America so learning about this part of American history was obviously required, but it was not just in America that these things happened, if anything they just took these things over with them when they came from Europe. The other variation of the n word that you mentioned is something that was created by African American (or black people as you say) Pop Culture as a way to reclaim the word for themselves and have it no longer be used in the way it was before towards them if that makes sense. I am not black, but honestly, knowing what I know, I would NEVER, EVER say either of the N words knowing that it comes from such a bad place. And people who do say it are either ignorant or unaware of the harsh and despicable past that Africans and African Americans faced, or truly believe them selves to be superior to them in some way which is absolutely DISGUSTING. I think but I'm not sure, the term "black people" is in reference to their increased melanin content that therefore gives them darker skin. But I find this odd because I have met "black people" with very very light skin. Also, in america people use the term "white people" in reference to those of European decent, and also "people of color" in reference to groups of people who are considered minorities in America, which is basically anything besides white (Asian American, African American, Mexican American, etc). So I believe the whole "black people" frase stems from American Culture? But I always refer to people as African American, Chinese American, Indian American, etc.

BBVIPsarang cecegibs Saturday, November 19, 2016

Oh wow i never knew that happened so the N has different meanings for them....thanks by the way~

bigbangs_hoe Friday, November 18, 2016

woah im surprized that Jimin actually responded to DM'sdo celebrities actually read or DMs?!

sejung_wang Friday, November 18, 2016

if blacks got offended, they are acknowledging the niggerness in themselves.

Compassion sejung_wang Friday, November 18, 2016

Is it a problem to be offeneded by something? Are you not offended by anything?

cecegibs sejung_wang Saturday, November 19, 2016

You're awful.

evangelinekpop sejung_wang Saturday, November 19, 2016

That..doesn't even make any sense

sejung_wang evangelinekpop Saturday, November 19, 2016

That's the paradox. Why acknowledge something, that'll only bringing the meaning into it. Only dumb people who misunderstood my comment thinks i hate black. i dont. but if every blacks got hyped up with the word nigger, you are giving more grounds for people to say that.

Compassion sejung_wang Saturday, November 19, 2016

No one said you hate black people. And whether people acknowledge something or not, people will still insult others and try to hurt people. Because that's what jerks like to do. I asked you if you were offended by anything, as a legitimate question. Whatever it is I would hope others would take it seriously rather than dismissing it because they don't care and because it has nothing to do with themselves.

ladyaeryn Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Now we're done, Mummy???" :D Oh, my! How grown up you are! Good luck on your Masters! And did I say how old I was?? Did I say I know MORE than you?? No and no. Lol there you go again...presuming things. Ugh.... that's the problem with people like you. You're so hypocritical that you undermine your own argument. Still, I'm impressed you're pursuing a Master's degree.. or any degree at all. Of course, I could "assume" you're lying like you did me, but honestly, I just don't care that much. So does teaching English have anything to do with knowing basic English knowledge learned in foreign countries? DUH. I mean, I respect you and all, but that was a dumb comment.  And to put it into your own words, the fact that you're pursuing a Master's degree "is about as relevant as the color of your eyes." :) I hope you ARE telling the truth and getting a Master's. If so, I find it funny how you have the time for things like this...arguing on a 5th grade level on a post completely unrelated to the original subject >.> If not, go for it anyway. Anyway, no mindset was ever changed by an internet argument. So, we've said bye many times but you keep replying. Can we be done now? I'm bored and this is pointless. Thanks for the...interesting time...Happy Holidays and good luck...."youngster."

ladyaeryn Thursday, November 17, 2016

Whooooooooooooooops. Meant to post this as a reply. CONTINUE ON FOLKS. Nothing to see here :D

krell ladyaeryn Thursday, November 17, 2016

You *might* post (paste here in a reply) the URL to the AKP Message here that you were REPLYING to it? ... As an idea.

krell ladyaeryn Thursday, November 17, 2016

If you hit the "SHARE" choice, it shows the URL for any AKP message.

BigBlueagain ladyaeryn Thursday, November 17, 2016

Why to I get the feeling this was a reply to Wangker?

bangeryun94 BigBlueagain Friday, November 18, 2016

It was a reply to me.

krell ladyaeryn Friday, November 18, 2016 ... <-- This Original Message above from @ladyaeryn was intended for this URL referenced here. And has been posted there too.

ladyaeryn krell Friday, November 18, 2016 we've already said our pieces and won't change each other's mind so I'd rather just be done with the whole convo. But thanks for the information and happy holidays (I hope 1 week isn't too early) :) Cya!

krell ladyaeryn Friday, November 18, 2016

JYJRainbow Thursday, November 17, 2016

maybe its out of topic but what does it mean? I know its bad but whats it mean? google only say its a word white ppl use for blacks when they are slaves, didn't exactly tells it means accurately...

krell JYJRainbow Thursday, November 17, 2016

Use GOOGLE . COM Search to answer your own question via your own personal research. Good Luck!

Compassion JYJRainbow Thursday, November 17, 2016

The very original form of the word means "black". But at this point there are several different connotations for it.

BigBlueagain JYJRainbow Thursday, November 17, 2016

At the risk of being downvoted and faded away... Nigger - Usage alert The term nigger is now probably the most offensive word in English. Its degree of offensiveness has increased markedly in recent years, although it has been used in a derogatory manner since at least the Revolutionary War. The senses labeled Extremely Disparaging and Offensive represent meanings that are deeply insulting and are used when the speaker deliberately wishes to cause great offense. It is so profoundly offensive that a euphemism has developed for those occasions when the word itself must be discussed, as in court or in a newspaper editorial: “the n-word.” -- Despite this, the sense referring to a “black person” is sometimes used self-referentially among African Americans in a neutral or familiar way. The sense referring to other victims of prejudice, especially when used descriptively, as to denounce that prejudice, is not normally considered disparaging—as in “The Irish are the niggers of Europe” from Roddy Doyle's The Commitments —but the other uses are considered contemptuous and hostile. -- 1. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a.) a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person. b.) a contemptuous term used to refer to a member of any dark-skinned people. 2. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of any racial or ethnic origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, etc.

krell BigBlueagain Thursday, November 17, 2016

But also, the N-word has been 'stretched' in SLANG English to mean say just being "LAZY" somehow. And BLACKS use the N-word with *each other* in this type of 'JOKING' manner sometimes. As a way of saying "LAZY" too. But my advise, the N-word is to be AVOIDED in usage. There is no real need to use it. And BLACKS get offended BIG TIME by it (often).

Compassion krell Thursday, November 17, 2016

The black people that use it, use it in different ways, but the most common friendly way of using it is to mean 'brother'. It should be avoided though. It would be nicer if people could just say 'Brother' instead.

krell Compassion Thursday, November 17, 2016

Again, unless you ARE BLACK, good idea to leave the N-word alone; in my view. Also, that K-pop Idols do ANY HUMOR related to someone being BLACK, is a TERRIBLE IDEA. There is LITTLE to gain, and a LOT TO LOSE in terms on INADVERTENTLY OFFENDING someone who is BLACK. For example, one of the RED VELVET members did a LOUIS ARMSTRONG (famous BLACK trumpet player) imitation. I found it *very* amusing. But also, a BAD IDEA to do it (my view).

BigBlueagain Compassion Thursday, November 17, 2016

Those who use it encourage it's use. As I've said, saying that one race can say it and the rest cannot is racist.

BigBlueagain krell Thursday, November 17, 2016

No. EVERYONE needs to drop it. Saying that you can use it because you are black is the very definition of racism and should not be tolerated.

Compassion BigBlueagain Thursday, November 17, 2016

I meant it should be avoided in general. Especially when you're talking to a stranger. If a black person came up to me and called me the N-word, I'd be upset. I know they might mean it to mean brother or be friendly, but it would still rub me the wrong way.

krell BigBlueagain Thursday, November 17, 2016

Well, the N-word is NOT going to disappear ever. It is a part of USA history. And people often choose to be ANNOYING. As in, IF I was say within *shouting range* of say (USA Actor) BILL COSBY, I just might be VERY TEMPTED !!! ... ;-)

BigBlueagain Compassion Thursday, November 17, 2016

My brother is black (Long story) and he hates it. If someone else who is black calls him that he'll stare them down and tell them he's NO ONE's nigger. I've even seen him get in fights over it with other black people. The word just needs to go away. WHO EVER uses it is encouraging racism one way or another.

BigBlueagain krell Thursday, November 17, 2016

The easiest way to avoid that temptation is to realize that you are talking about everyone of that race when you use it. Be specific in your insults. It is MUCH more entertaining.

krell BigBlueagain Thursday, November 17, 2016

(Joking) So, the W-word is okay for ITALIANS? ... ;-)

Compassion BigBlueagain Thursday, November 17, 2016

Exactly! The N-word can cause issues no matter who uses it and to whom they use it too. That's why people have to be careful with what they say. Words are tricky and they often times get people into trouble.

BigBlueagain krell Thursday, November 17, 2016


krell Thursday, November 17, 2016

Anyway, I am 'violating' my policy of NOT discussing these RACE, RELIGION, ETC type issues on AKP. So, I am going to 'check out' of here now. I'll just add that people ALWAYS see these RACE and LANGUAGE issues a bit differently ... (Exiting now).

Compassion krell Thursday, November 17, 2016

Even if you are black you shouldn't just go around calling other black people the N-word. If people use it with their close friends and family that are cool with the word then fine. But there are a lot of people that don't like the word and that hate it. People should be aware of that. And there's always a possibility of offending people when it comes to jokes that's why people need to be responsible and if they do offend someone then they can either acknowledge that or not. If they care how they affect others then they'll apologize. Not everybody cares when they offend others and that's a shame.

krell Compassion Thursday, November 17, 2016


Compassion krell Thursday, November 17, 2016

If she offended people then that sucks. I personally wasn't offended because I've constantly seen people imitate each other all across the board. I understand why people hate when people are easily offended, because people don't want to have to act like they are walking on eggshells. But apologizing to someone is not the end of the world. People act like apologizing is synonymous to being sentenced to death. We shouldn't be so afraid of apologizing, it shows that you care.

krell Compassion Thursday, November 17, 2016

@Compassion <-- But BLACK 'Artist' GANGSTA RAP is okay; because it is 'creative' somehow? ... ;-)

Compassion krell Thursday, November 17, 2016

The same thing goes for every individual. If a rapper offends someone and they don't apologize and they don't care then that's a shame. But it's up to the individual to care or not.

krell Compassion Thursday, November 17, 2016

And AROUND and AROUND we go. And NOTHING gets resolved! ... ;-) ... Anyway, you are SURELY entitled to your views! ... ;-)

Compassion krell Thursday, November 17, 2016

I don't know if you're mistaking me for someone else, but this is the first time I'm talking to you. I'm sorry if someone said something to you that contradicted my statement, but those are their words and not mine. Yes, it is my view that everybody should care about other people. But that's not how it is and that's probably not how it's ever going to be. But every individual has the power to be a better person. If you don't agree with that then fine.

BigBlueagain krell Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wendy isn't mocking black people. She's imitating Louis Armstrong. Ol' Sachmo had a VERY distinct voice when he sang. She was imitating HIM. She's also imitated what the Koreans call a "white girl" but was actually more a valley girl. It's the way that Tiffany and Jessica talk when they speak English because... well... they're cali/valley girls. (shrugs). Imitating a demographic or someone with a unique voice isn't what this is about. This is a race claiming something because of race and denying it to others for the same reason.

Compassion BigBlueagain Thursday, November 17, 2016

What you're saying is very true, which is why I wasn't offended by it. But people could still find offence in it. Just like how there was an instance on TMZ (I don't know if you watch that show) When one of the girls on the show copied Junghwa's English accent. There were several people, Amber included, that were upset by it. These things are personal and we can't deny how people feel about things.

Compassion BigBlueagain Thursday, November 17, 2016

No person can speak for the enirety of their race or anyone else's race. Black people that say only black people can say the N-word might feel that way, but that's their inividual perspective. Everyone has an individual perspective and at the end of the day they are opinions not facts. There are black that say that word and don't care if a non-black person uses it, many black people use that word along with non-black people and not care at all. And there are black people that don't want anything to do with the word at all. It's easy to focus on one perspective, but in a world of billions of people it just doesn't make sense.

BigBlueagain Compassion Friday, November 18, 2016

The problem is that the "opinion" IS racist and that IS fact. All you have to do is look up the word in the dictionary to confirm it. I wouldn't have a problem with the opinion if it weren't racist. But the fact of the matter is that it is. Having an opinion doesn't justify it. Contrary to what I see a lot of people saying, simply stating that something is your "opinion" is not a viable excuse for what that opinion actually states or does. Now, there are a LOT of people and yes, I realize that not everyone holds this "opinion". But it IS racist and those who hold it ARE being racist.

Compassion BigBlueagain Friday, November 18, 2016

I'm not saying you're wrong. But be careful that you're not holding an entire ethnicity of people to the character of others. People are individuals. You don't know every black person in the world. The people that could find offence in Jimin saying the N-word could be the people that don't say it themselves. That don't like to hear that word. They could be people that have to deal with being called that word negatively on a daily basis. I don't know who you are. And you don't know me. And we don't know every single person that did or could have been hurt by jimin saying the N-word. That's why I said that people should watch what they say as a responsible adult. Nicki should watch what she says. Jimin should watch what she says. Jimin is complete control of the words she chooses to use or not. That's why I don't blame Nicki or any other rapper for what someone else says or does. It seems like a cop out. No one can stop anyone else from doing what they want. And no one can stop someone else from educating themselves. I don't go around copying other people because at the end of the day the only person that's responsible for my actions and what i say is myself.

cecegibs BigBlueagain Saturday, November 19, 2016

I understand what you are getting at and, where as I SOMEWHAT agree, I also disagree because black people using the n-word ending with and a and not with an r was a way to kind of reclaim the word that had been used against them and used to degrade them for soon long. But at the same time, I feel as though the word should go all together because it just comes from such an awful place. And having only one race, the race who went through everything that they went through and are still HIGHLY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST TODAY is not racist. It is something that other races should just not say out of politness and respect, and because when someone of another race says the word, it implies that they believe themselves to be superior to the person of african decent that it is being aimed at, but when said from black person to another, there is not that same negative connotation. I honestly, and don't take this offensivley because I do not mean it in such a way, but I honestly think that you need to educate yourself on the origins of this word and how it was used in the past, and then take a look at some of the things that are going on today

krell cecegibs Saturday, November 19, 2016

@cecegibs ; @Compassion ; @BigBlueagain <-- As a *suggestion,* I feel it would be BEST if you three did MOVE your 'Race Discussion' to a (Private) CONVERSATION situation on the FORUMS side of AKP. That way, *other* AKP users in this THREAD are not 'TRAPPED' with a LOT of NOTIFICATIONS about a DIALOG that they do NOT care about it. That would apply to me. I know that @BigBlueagain knows how to open a (Private) CONVERSATION on the FORUMS side and INVITE AKP users to it. Also, your dialog seems to have LITTLE to do with JIMIN (AOA) anymore either. OR, you could even open a PUBLIC TOPIC on the FORUMS side too; IF being PUBLIC was somehow important to you. So, how about a (Private) CONVERSATION here for the three of you -->

BigBlueagain cecegibs Saturday, November 19, 2016

I'm well versed in it's meaning and history. The fact remains though: for a race to claim something and say that any other race is not allowed the same usage IS racist by the very definition of the term racist. There is no getting around that.

Compassion BigBlueagain Saturday, November 19, 2016

There's an interesting article about this, I don't know if you'd be interested in it, but it points out an interesting point: An insult can be friendly banter if it can be thrown right back at you. Think of a comedian that isn't skinny and jokes about non-skinny people. This would go over much easier than if a skinny person jokes about non-skinny people. The second example could be seen as being rude. While the first is more lighthearted. I'm not saying this to say you're wrong or anything. Because I do agree that no one can control what someone else says or does. It's just interesting to think about. I can tell that equality is important to you. It's important to me too. There are two ways that equality could be achieved with this word. One either people don't say it at all and it slowly becomes just an archaic thing. Or two, people are affected by that word the same way. The N-word is still used as an insult towards or about black people. If there is a point in the future when people stop insulting black people through the use of the N-word or people start insulting non-black people with this word as much as people insult black people with it, then it would legitimately be equal.

BigBlueagain Compassion Sunday, November 20, 2016

The problem with banning any word is that those who wish to insult will simply commandeer another one. Let it be what it is across the board: an abominable insult that blatantly shows the bigotry of the one doing the insulting. That way people make it disappear and those using it are shown for what they are. And what applies to individuals does not necessarily transfer to groups. Too many variables involved.

Compassion BigBlueagain Sunday, November 20, 2016

True. People that want to be mean will always find a way to do that. And I would love for people to not make things more complicated than they had to be. Because right now we are in a type of limbo situation when it comes to the N-word and the B-word. Sometimes it's okay to say. Sometimes it isn't okay to say. Some people get more flak than others for saying it. It's confusing. I don't say these words. I myself would encourage people not to curse at all, but that doesn't seem likely at this point. I think the only thing people can do right now, if they truly wish to say these words, is go about things on a case by case basis. Know your surroundings and be aware of others. And if they do offend someone, apologize. Same goes for anyone of any ethnicity or gender. I think if we as a society can't get ourselves to stop saying harmful words, we could at least be respectful to those around us. But sadly respect isn't something that is guaranteed either.

BigBlueagain Compassion Sunday, November 20, 2016

OH don't EVEN get me started on bitch. I can do an entire routine on that word. A woman can say it to woman but only if they're friends. She can't say it to a man without being insulting unless he's gay and then only partially be friendly or could be insulting. Hetero men aren't allowed to say it all because then we're scum but someone us dont' care and say it anyway because all the women and gay guys are saying it to each other and we fell left out. It b bitchen.

JYJRainbow Thursday, November 17, 2016

In 2016 how doesn't she know it? I don't know it either until I start watching american tv shows. I don't think she watch american shows. American did it with blacks not everyone in the world, so ofcourse everyone else don't knew it. she doesnt know she said sorry,GET OVER IT.

hyunyoong JYJRainbow Sunday, November 20, 2016

lool I am still confused about what she did wrong lol

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