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Posted by jieun-im 10 days ago

'Single's Inferno' Oh Jin Taek faces racism controversy due to the emojis used in his Instagram posts

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With the immense popularity of the Netflix dating show 'Single's Inferno', the contestants are also enjoying the spotlight from viewers all around the world. Many fans searched for their favorite contestants on various social media platforms in order to keep tabs on their typical daily lives outside of the show. 

However, contestant Oh Jin Taek is now facing criticism due to his choice of emojis in his Instagram posts. Netizens noticed that in many of his posts, going back to several years ago, Oh Jin Taek had consistently used the dark-skinned emojis meant to be used by black people. Many international netizens felt that the habit was offensive.

In response, some netizens took to Twitter to express their disappointment in Oh Jin Taek:

What do you think of the issue?

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teume-silver
teume-silver284 pts 10 days ago 15
10 days ago

....what? Okay cornrows and dreads are one thing but.. emojis? Other races can't use black emojis now?. Is this what's happening rn... or did I miss something.

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frogdude80501 pts 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

ppl are mad over this? it's an emoji and he provided no other context...

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