Pre-debut video of SEVENTEEN’s Vernon talking about discrimination resurfaces

A video of SEVENTEEN’s Vernon talking about his experience with racial discrimination has recently resurfaced.

Made in 2008, the homemade video shows the young Vernon in front of a bookcase. As he speaks directly to the camera, he shares his experience with being a “halfer,” a term used sometimes in a discriminatory way to describe those of mixed blood.

Although young in age, he articulates the discrimination he personally feels and that of his friends’ experiences. In response to this clip, many fans have expressed their support for the star and empathized with his past, unpleasant encounters.

Check out the clip here:

Vernon can be seen with his parents on the final episode of Big Debut Plan: