IVE’s Ahn Yujin And Lee Youngji Face Criticism For Allegedly Mocking Black Culture During “My Alcohol Diary”
IVE’s Ahn Yujin and rapper Lee Youngji have come under fire for allegedly mocking Black culture during a recent YouTube video.
On April 14, IVE’s Ahn Yujin appeared on a recent episode of Lee Youngji’s My Alcohol Diary.
While the episode was fun and praised by netizens, one part of the video had come under fire after the duo was allegedly seen to be mocking Black people.
During the video, the two idols were seen copying something they’d seen on TikTok, which they deemed to be “greedy girls.”
They then showed a picture of celebrity Jennifer Lewis, which reinforced that they saw the behaviour and movements to be stereotypes.
When the video was posted, netizens couldn’t hide their anger at the actions. While many blamed the editors, some said that both Yujin and Youngji would be aware of what they were doing, adding that the rapper would’ve had a final say in the edit.
Not them mocking Black women, and using a picture of Jenifer Lewis! The disrespect!
Both Yujin and Youngji and the producers can catch hands, may they never prosper, cause I for sure won't be listening to any music by #IVE again. https://t.co/nndVAezhIC
— Carolyn -Did Not Pay for 🐦- Hinds 🇧🇧🗺 (@CarrieCnh12) April 14, 2023
Lee youngji and IVE yujin mocking “people they’ve seen on tiktok” while a picture of a black woman is shown on screen… pic.twitter.com/cRD75txt4M
— calico (@calicooosn) April 14, 2023
Pathetic….there’s not one thing funny about YoungJi…she’s just loud and annoying. Yujin…mocking desi’s now mocking black women…what’ll be next. 🙄 https://t.co/lHRjpZlEpt pic.twitter.com/UARDmMP1mr
— S 🧚🏾 (@SSadiW8) April 14, 2023
Many netizens also noticed that Youngji was also wearing a T-shirt with the Hindu God Ganesh on it. While the image is sacred to many Hindus, some fans also pointed out it was even more disrespectful as it was worn on a drinking show, and many Hindus don’t drink.
While some netizens have focused their anger on the editors, they want the two young stars to acknowledge their behaviour and how it can be deemed offensive.