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TWICE fans upset over the possibility of iKON's Jun Hoe mocking Momo's accent

By mkim93   Saturday, June 24, 2017   236,952   14,715   7



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On June 22, iKON was featured as special DJs for 'Youngstreet Radio.' However, on this day, some people were upset over the behavior of member Koo Jun Hoe.

At the 34:40 and 40-minute mark in the video, Koo Jun Hoe appears to imitate TWICE member Momo's accent. Momo is known to have an accent when speaking Korean due to the fact that she is from Japan. Some fans are upset over this because to them it sounded as if he was mocking her accent for an entertainment value. There have been many mixed responses to this.

SEE ALSO: Label responds to TMZ making fun of EXID's accented English + Amber also doesn't find it funny

Some have stated that it's merely a joke and that they were playing a game of 31 where the iKON members had to say each number in a cute member. Hence, Jun Hoe said it by impersonating Momo to say it cutely. But also, one of the listeners asked the members to sing a girl group's song and he simply just responded with TWICE's song and Momo's impersonation. Jun Hoe is also known to do a lot of imitations. On the other hand, others have said that there was no reason for him to mention Momo not once but two times in situations he doesn't need to. Therefore, they believe it ultimately comes off as mocking her accent especially if they don't even know each other. 

Some of the top-rated comments on an online community portal read, "He just mocked Momo's accent huh? I think in this case he's at fault and should apologize", "Him mocking and following her accent is the same as when EXID was mocked for their accent by TMZ, it's wrong", and "If this was a girl group member supposedly mocking a boy group members' accent, people would be saying the same thing. Please don't defend them for their thoughtless behavior". 

While the other side has said the following, "If that's mocking her accent, what about the people who impersonate her on variety shows?", "It just sounds like they are impersonating her because she's cute", "When people impersonate others, they always tend to over do it. Why is this even an issue?", and more.

What do you think about the controversy?

  1. Koo Jun Hoe
  2. Momo

kim_dniel Saturday, July 8, 2017

i am once and i dont care about this because junhoe just imitate momo not mocking her accent... as expected from allkpop because allkpop hate ikon...they never make a good news about ikon...they never make a news about ikon if they have its only a little...eventhough i am once i can make a many good news about ikon because ikon have so many good news...

Arieeel Thursday, June 29, 2017

..people are butthurt these days they get so offended over these kind of things wtf honestly this is like Junhoe basically showing that he stans twice imo fans shld be hella happy

SamSam1 Wednesday, June 28, 2017

aceisphat Wednesday, June 28, 2017

then is everyone who does the "sya sya sya" mocking Sana? These people are ridiculous.

AriesSvien789 Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How do you expect a person to do a decent impersonation of Momo without doing her cute Japanese accent? Idk why people found his impersonation to be so offensive, in my opinion, he was just showing how he thought Momo (or her accent) was cute.At least the international kpop fans are mature enough to be able to see through this overblown article. Again I am disappointed by knetz.

Mitch1 Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nonsense..besides hes too cute

BoBo101 Tuesday, June 27, 2017

No like I'm fine with him impersonating her and whatever but like what's with his laugh at the end, he kinda reminds me of this bully on my bus that always made fun of my accent and then snickered with his little friends.

AriesSvien789 BoBo101 Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I watched the video, but I don't think the laugh was meant in a harmful way. From what I could tell, they were laughing at Junes attempt at aegyo than anything. Let me tell you, June and aegyo should not be together in one sentence. But I can see how you might misunderstand his laugh after his failed impersonation.

BoBo101 AriesSvien789 Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yeah, I didn't watch the entire video so I can't say anything but those tiny clips did leave a bad impression. But I mean its all good if he's not making fun of anyone^^

istari Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I'm probably the only one laughing... Knetz overeact WAY too much (same for international but they wouldn't worry about something as small as this - hopefully). But still, mocking? Isn't like nearly all of Korean humor based on impersonations?

kimilin425best Monday, June 26, 2017

Knezts=butthurt people. The ones that AKP features anyway

hiroonakamura Monday, June 26, 2017

where were all these social justice warriors when Korean entertainers would actually impersonate a non-korean celeb's poor Korean accent? Some of those are actually mocking the foreigner (like Christina). But since Momo is in a hot girl group, suddenly it is time to speak out? Hypocrites

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