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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Monday, February 25, 2019

American radio hosts criticized for disrespectful remarks about Lay and NCT 127

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K-pop fans are angry at American radio hosts for their disrespect towards EXO's Lay and NCT 127

On February 22, "Let's Shut Up & Dance" by Jason Derulo, Lay, and NCT 127 was played during the 'The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show' on Dallas radio station 106.1 KISS FM. The hosts of the radio show introduced the Michael Jackson tribute project as new music by Jason Derulo. The K-pop artists contribution was not mentioned. 

The hosts also mistook NCT 127 and Lay as BTS and repeatedly called them by the wrong group name throughout the song. They eventually realized the K-pop artists are not BTS but said, "So it was just some random group of Asian guys dancing? We just got excited for nothing."

One host finally did mention NCT 127, but he wrongly called them "NC 127" instead. (You can hear the full segment in the clip below).

Fans have become angry and offended by the hosts disrespect towards Lay and NCT 127, as well as their lack of professionalism. The hashtag #KISSFM_APOLOGIZE has been trending among K-pop fans since the issue. 

KISS FM has not provided an official statement yet, but the issue will be addressed in an upcoming broadcast, according to a fan who has reached out to the radio station. 

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Glittergir125 pts Monday, February 25, 2019 26
Monday, February 25, 2019

Even if they apologize that was unaacceptable." A random group of asian guys" that is really not okay. After listening to it it sounded so bad

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nuriel182 pts Monday, February 25, 2019 13
Monday, February 25, 2019

NCT 127 and Lay didn't dance their asses off just to be called "random Asian guys" in a radio show by some random Americans.

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