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Posted by SquidMaster AKP STAFF Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jay Park responds to accusations of him giving Lil Pump 'a pass' on the racism controversy

 



Jay Park has had enough.

American rapper Lil Pump is under fire for some racist lyrics on his new song, "Butterfly Doors." In a portion of his song, he stretches his eyes and says 'Ching Chong', which is a common racist slur against Asians. Watch it below:

Jay's first reaction towards the issue was more lighthearted than most, saying that he did not believe Lil Pump was racist, and just needed some time to learn. However, people began demanding Jay to use his "voice and platform" to address these issues, in which Jay responded with several tweets talking about his faith in humanity.

When a fan blatantly accused Jay of giving Lil Pump "a pass," he responded with this:

The accusatory post has now been removed by the user. What do you think about Jay's response? 

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Blueblankety Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Why is it his job to police someone’s action. Hold the person who said it accountable

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iBangChan Wednesday, December 19, 2018 1
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

exactly! its not like he even declared at some point that he was going to become the voice of equality or something

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Charlesm (Banned) Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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ratmonster Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

It's pretty obvious that Jay Park is a passive, submissive little b*tch who's making up dumbass escuses for racism. He really wants to get in the crowd of cringey american rappers so bad, he's willing to throw away his morals. He did the same thing with that pedophile guy he performed with. He's such a pussy LOL he really wants to sit by and let all these people walk all over him.

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Elrichishable Wednesday, December 19, 2018 1
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jay park made a mistake in the past like the Myspace comment. That is the reason why he said "gotta give ppl space to grow and learn."

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Nina14red 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

THANK YOU!!! No one knows this better than him. What would anyone accomplish in this world if people did not allow them the chance to grow and develop into a better person? There have been COUNTLESS incidents of beloved idols doing or saying racist shit yet they were FORGIVEN and allowed to redeem themselves. Jay Park is not the ambassador for all things related to Asian hip hop. People shouldn't come for him at all.

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Anna_2 Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

I'm glad he handled it maturely, for some reason people expect famous people who are already in their 30's to act like children. What he said is true though, Lil' Pump will get older and come to realize his faults/mistakes so people shouldn't complain to Jay Park just because he isn't the type to go full out on a rant about racism.

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teleri Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Totally with Jay - he's so correct! He's got a right to his opinion and is NOT obligated to say stuff other people want him to say. Sheesh.

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ChrissiHa Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jay is right. It's not his fault for racism towards Asians. What can he do? Even if he uses his voice Lil Pump might just say "F it" and does it again. It's his parents that should teach him not others (I am not implying that his parents never taught him)

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Peace0825 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

Seriously, what is he gonna do? come up with a diss track? Why would people want him to do something about it? if it was that simple, racism would've been a thing of the past BUT it's not. He can't do anything specially when dealing with ignorant, racist people. I am one of those people who don't let racist people take over my emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Being racist is their problem and letting their racist behavior and attitude get to you is your problem.

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lovely_really Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Yes, not his job but it's still his race/culture. He has a bigger platform than someone "just tweeting". There's a reason why he has a blue check mark by his name. If Jay wants to give him a chance to grow, great, help educate him. All it takes is "a tweet". SIMPLE.


"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." -Albert Einstein


Another reason why people think Asians are pushovers.

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Blueblankety Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

I’m not saying he should stay quiet, He explained his side on why he chose not to do it


Just because he’s an Asian man doesn’t mean he has to be the face of equality and the pressure to be the mouthpiece of asians in the music industry is hard. It’s a responsibility that maybe he’s hesistant to do, if you want to blame anything blame the environment of his career where racism and sexism is deemed acceptable.


My point is why is jay park held accountable for the action of a racist SoundCloud rapper?


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FandomUnKnwn 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

See, the people who have the most issue with this aren't even in the Asian community. I noticed that it's not the Asians wanting Jay to speak up for EVERYTHING like it's his issue to deal with, but non-Asians. I don't get it because everyone isn't holding all of the other Asian-Americans to the same level they hold Jay. He's not obligated to speak on something or speak against or for something if he doesn't WANT TO.

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yelloworange223 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

most asians actually dont get offended when foreigners like lil pump do things like this but when white people or yellow race do the black face or things like that,the respond is on another level...

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krell 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

POOR idea to get involved in 'Racial' discussions ; especially for some 'public celebrity' type.

Saying you are "surprised" would be enough. What is to gain by saying more?

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pink_oracle Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Lil pump is a lil cunt.

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MK_Zi 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

unless someone is purposely causing a fight . just laugh it off. I laugh at so many Asian jokes I hear from other races or when friends/coworkers of a different race try to poke fun at me. I just do the same back or make fun of my own race and we both laugh. there's better things to do in life than cry a river over nothing.

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popolala 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

ppl like to critique this or that on everything behind the computer the world is total shit z-z got something better to do than ching chong or nigger or beaner or whatever omg a few letters of the alphabet!!! lets kill this person XD society nowadays worry too much on ppl say some words.... don't really focus on real world issues. I think we need to reflect and really think about what is really important.

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Blue82 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

I've been a huge Jay Park fan for years but first he had that issue with SixNine or however you type his name out. He gave him a pass on being a pedophile. He's literally a registered sex offender against a 13 year old girl. Now this. Yeah he's not responsible for how the other person acts but he is responsible for how he responds to it. Just making a statement saying it's racist or saying that lil pump is showing disrespect to Asians would be enough. When you are in a position of power and you have a voice it's your duty as a human being to use it when you can. There are a lot of young Asian girls and boys looking up to Jay Park and they need to see him standing up for them. I'm still pissed about the SixNine thing. Some things just aren't okay. Abusing children and being racist are not justifiable. I don't want to hear that lil pump is young. My three kids are young and they know better. My 10 year old called out my niece for being racist a few weeks ago with how she was talking about her friend calling him her 'black friend'. It's every human beings responsibility to speak up if they can safely.

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wally_whitsett 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

I think Americans should check Americans and Koreans should check Koreans. Korean rappers step over lines sometimes.

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jwalkerz23 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

Can't wait to hear the new album he's about to drop, very positive minded individual. :)

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eternalfighter Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

jay park imitating black people is racist

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jeyjin Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Lil pump isn’t racist for making a comment like that; he’s just really ignorant and jay park is aware of that as well. Lil pump doesn’t advertise himself as someone intelligient anyway. I would’ve given him a pass too but someone needs to tell him to change the lyrics

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nnani 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

Also before people talk shit and complain, they need to learn the differences on Racism, Ignorance, and Stereotypes. This wasn't racist, this was just pure disgusting ignorance.

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nnani 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

Holy shit people were damanding him to say shit? Literally fuck off omg. Them demanding Jay with "why can't you use your voice?" are the toxic people who only assume and like to fucking fight and attack. Honestly I'm not a fan of Lil Pump, I personally fine 2018 rapper literally fucking stupid and trash, but I agree with Jay. You don't know everyone, you cannot assume. One bad mistake or multiple different mistakes doesn't define someone. It's literally human nature to make mistakes. You learn from them...and if you don't then obviously you're a problem. Demanding someone to fucking attack and say shit is literally you basically facecashing and popularity chasing cause you want Jay to feed your personal needs and what YOU see him as. Which isn't wrong. He and no one else lives their life to fucking serve you on a silver platter. Also everyone has different views, understandings and opinions, no one needs to share the same fucking mindset as you. Get your self centered ass out of here. I'm actually proud of Jay for this tbh.

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Louis_XIV Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jay has always had a fairly blasé attitude towards people making ignorant or racist comments about Asian people or other (non asian) musicians appropriating different aspects of various asian cultures in their mvs/fashion choices. People wanting him to suddenly start speaking up now shouldn't get their hopes up.

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VenusMiranda Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

I prefer him to not talk about it, than start talking just because people ask him to do so. I'm kinda sick of this people who want celebs to be social issues gurus when that's really not their jobs.

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Donna_Dash 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

But should he talk about it if he doesn't feel like doing it. If you follow him on social media then you'll he's has called out people who put out hateful things, but this is pretty pathetic and silly there's not much to say. And it's not like he has a lot of room to speak as an Asian rapper in hiphop. He already has people accusing him of cultural appropriation so he'd just open a can of worms if he'd start calling out people. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

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walkertexasrange Wednesday, December 19, 2018 3
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jay should of just minded his own business.



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Nina14red 29 days ago 2
29 days ago

He was minding his business until people dragged him into this mess.

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walkertexasrange 29 days ago 1
29 days ago

I meant he shouldn't of tweeted anything in the first place.

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Nina14red 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

Oh understood.

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