Brian Joo apologizes for his “ghetto” imitation!Posted: April 11, 2011
OH NO, HE DIDN’T!
Brian tweets to fans: “…you calling me old? Oh no you didn’t go there…Hehe… Just joking around^^ My ghetto side comes out from time to time :)….You can take me out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of me…hehe”
Fly To The Sky member and 3rdWaveMusic singer Brian Joo is drawn to controversy like a magnet. First, his MV was questionable and now the Korean-American is making fun of African-American women!
In a recent appearance on KBS’s variety show “100 points out of 100, the master took to the classroom to teach his Korean classmates the true art of being “ghetto”. However, the joke was on him when this very small skit blew up in his face.
He returned to the Twittersphere to find many fans outraged by what they call “stereotypical” and “harsh racist remarks”. I, on the other hand, am so shocked by the video I can not even speak! Although, I can STILL type. I feel his actions on the show were unnecessary and they were highly offensive. Now…what did he do to clear up his obvious mistakes? Brian apologized.
Below are some of his twitter messages to fans:
“To any & everyone who was offended by my immature actions from 100 out of 100, I am [deeply] sorry… Won’t happen again & I’m not a racist TT… Please forgive me as I admit my faults… Never meant to hurt anyone. I hate no one and only want to share love with the world..sincerely And if my apology isn’t enough, I don’t know what else I can do~I am seriously sorry & I wasn’t trying to imitate a certain group of people, but my close friend who was a on set w/ me that day, visiting from Seattle” But that still isn’t an excuse, and I know… But please [accept] my apology for I am hurt that others are hurt… I will pray for you all actually”
Since the skit was on television, an on-air broadcast apology may have been more appropriate.….Nonetheless,do you feel his apology is enough to make up for his actions?
Sources: @Brianjoomuzik and annyeong01 (Youtube)