Netizens are divided over beloved actor Kang Ki Young’s alleged use of brownface kpop news

Netizens are divided over beloved actor Kang Ki Young’s alleged use of brownface kpop news

popular actor what is young is criticized for a recent Instagram post.

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Kang Ki Kang is one of the most popular actors appearing in many hit K-Dramas including First Class Lawyer Woo, what’s up with Secretary Kim? Oui Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.

Kang Ki Young in “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” | GB

Park Seo Joon (left) and Kang Ki Young (right) in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim | NTV

Kang Ki Young in “Avocado Extraordinary Woo” | IS

Although he has many fans around the world, he managed to offend some of them.

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Kang Ki Young has been busy promoting his new film lately. the leading men (Also known as negotiation).

the leading men is an action thriller film directed by Yim soon rye, one of the few prominent Korean New Wave female writers, known for making films dealing with Korean social issues and humanism. The story is based on a true event.2007 South Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan and the subsequent rescue mission”, and the stars i am hyung.

The story of a diplomat and a National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent fighting on foreign soil, risking their lives to rescue Korean hostages kidnapped in the Middle East. The film is based on the true events of the 2007 South Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan, when 23 South Korean missionaries were captured and held hostage in Afghanistan. Hyun Bin, who plays an NIS agent, directs a rescue operation and negotiations with the help of the diplomat played by Hwang Jung-min.

— Description Wikipedia the leading men

Poster “The Men of the Top”

The film was originally scheduled for a September 2022 release, but was pushed back to January 18, 2023 due to COVID-19 and casting schedules.

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Kang Ki Young in The Point Men | More entertainment w

Kang Ki Young also plays along the leading men like Qasim, the only native interpreter in Afghanistan. His character is Korean but is fluent in Pashto and Dari, the languages ​​spoken in Afghanistan.

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Despite the film’s seriousness, Kang Ki Young, as always, casts a positive light on his role. He was praised for his energy and improvisation in his performance.

A master of improvisation created by his unique instinct for survival, he will captivate audiences with his witty words on the negotiation stage.

Kang Ki Young in particular put a lot of passion into bringing Qasim’s character to life.

— Kdrama magazine

Kang Ki Young (left) and Hyun Bin (right) in The Point Men | More entertainment w

Still, netizens got mixed reactions when Kang Ki Young posted a behind-the-scenes photo the leading men on Instagram to celebrate the launch. He looked almost unrecognizable as his character…

Movie day of

— Legend of Kang Ki Young

Some Korean netizens including the actors. play Jinhyuk Oui Gong Hyōjinhe found the photo of Kang Ki Young amusing.

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Gong Hyōjin: lol can’t wait

Choi Jin Hyuk: hyung why is that so funny lol

International netizens were quick to point out how offensive Kang Ki Young’s post could be. They noted that it appeared that not only was he costumed for his role, but his makeup was darker. However, some expected that it would simply be a combination of a natural tan and ombre that would make her skin tone unusually darker.

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But there was an overwhelming backlash. Some even encouraged Kang Ki Young to delete the post, fearing he committed brownface.

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Brownface is a racist phenomenon, similar to blackface, in which a light-skinned person attempts to portray themselves as a “brown” person. It was used in minstrel shows heavily based on mockery of culture, race, etc. Other.

This may include mimicking Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian, Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian, Hispanic, Native American, South Italian, Sicilian, and/or South Asian ethnic identities through the use of makeup, hair dye, and/or the use of traditional ethnic clothing.


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International netizens dubbed Kang Ki Young Brownface and appropriated the Middle East, especially Arabs. Arab netizens also weighed in, and responses were divided. Some found it funny and others agreed with the majority that it was inappropriate.

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temp the leading men Set in Afghanistan, it was actually filmed in Jordan, Arabia.

Behind-the-scenes photo of Kang Ki Young on the set of The Point Men with the crew | More entertainment w

Looking at the photo he posted with the official stills from the film, he understandably looks darker than usual (he usually plays characters who work indoors for a reason). Still, it’s worrying that there were reactions that found his message “amusing.”

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Interestingly, Hyun Bin drew attention to his role in the film because he also looked “unrecognizable.” Learn more below.

Actor Hyun Bin is unrecognizable in photos from upcoming movie ‘Bargaining.’

character set: Magazine for Kdrama and booboo2injo