Posted by eottoke11,760 pts Thursday, June 20, 2019

Discussion: Han Hye Jin faces controversy over magazine spread. Is it racist or art? + Knetz reaction


Han Hye Jin is the cover girl of the July 2019 of Harper Bazaar. Her whole body is covered with black paint(or maybeedited) . Do you think this is another “blackface” controversy or it is just artsy? let me know your thoughts.

Article: Model Han Hye Jin's scultpural and provocative photoshoot

Source: No Cut News via Naver

1. [+3,299, -68] There are black people on Han Hye Jin's Instagram calling this blackface and a caricature of their features but how? Just because you paint yourself black doesn't mean you're black. Their inferiority complex is a sickness. You have to see art as art, and she looks amazing.

2. [+1,299, -32] You can really see her effort~~ looking cool ^^ I support you~~

3. [+874, -32] Mannequin body..

4. [+709, -79] In a generation of plastic surgery ^^ as a fellow woman, I'm so jealous of her body. She looks amazing, so artistic~

5. [+628, -44] I'm so jealous of her as a woman, I wish I was born with her body in my next life

6. [+215, -7] I think true art is when you're naked but there's no feeling of cheapness or eroticism to it. She just puts me in awe.

7. [+133, -6] I'm a man and this is art for sure... she's all nude but this just looks so artistic to me...

8. [+113, -5] How are people seeing this as black? She painted herself in a stone-like texture. Where is this racism controversy coming from? Pfft. Anyway, her body is amazing. So artistic and beautiful.


Source: Nate

1. [+1,351, -23] Dalshim ㅋㅋㅋㅋ to some of us, she will forever be Dalshim ㅋㅋ

2. [+1,106, -33] This seriously looks like a graphic design picture ㅋㅋ

3. [+89, -3] This looks really cool, not sexy at all. It looks almost computer generated.

4. [+82, -5] Wow... despite being all nude, she just looks beautiful.

5. [+67, -0] She looks like a mannequin you'd see at the mall ㅋㅋㅋ

here are some of the comments on Han Hye Jin’s Instagram( positive and negative)

  1. Han Hye Jin
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Ricu3,933 pts Thursday, June 20, 2019 2
Thursday, June 20, 2019

I don't understand how there is even a debate about this?

Why would people think something like this is racist or has anything to do with "black face"?

It's so blatantly obvious that the intention of this photo shoot was NOT to make her look like a black person. I didn't even remotely think of something like that when I first looked at the picture and was surprised that people actually brought this up.

They made not only her skin but everything on her, including her hair, nails and accessories, a chrome, metallic black tone. It is not even supposed to look like skin. They rather went for a somewhat futuristic, non-human look and I don't see how people can interpret it as racism or an appropriation of black skin or anything like that.

It's just art.


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srideout91471 pts Thursday, June 20, 2019 1
Thursday, June 20, 2019

lmfao how is this black face? I live in a very small village in Kenya and I shown this a lot of my friends and even one of the elders and he don’t even find this offensive. He finds it to be very artistic and he is 97. I’m sorry but Americans need to stop being so damn sensitive and grow a pair. A lot of you would be suprised but a lot of people in Africa could care less about black face. We don’t get offended easily.


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