Following her debut with KISS OF LIFE, K-Pop idol Julie‘s past behavior when saying a racial slur has resurfaced, especially after a moment on a music show with a fan.
Julie recently debuted in KISS OF LIFE, and the group has gained attention for their unreal performance and releases. In particular, the concept matches the maturity of the members, who are all adults.
Yet, a clip has resurfaced from the idol’s time in YG Entertainment. In the clip, Julie was seen rapping and saying the n-word.
Although it was first brought up many years ago, the clip of Julie saying the racist slur resurfaced following news of her debut in KISS OF LIFE. On various platforms, the video regained attention.
— PAIGE ❔ (@HWlSE0) December 13, 2022
While many people were aware of it, the situation regained attention after their recent performance on ARIRANG‘s show Simply K-Pop. Unsurprisingly, their performances shined, and the members gained attention for their unreal talent and concept that perfectly matched their age.
Simply K-Pop is normally streamed live, and since COVID, there have been live audience members watching from home.
In a clip allegedly from the recent episode, when the members were doing their ending fairies, as the camera panned, an audience member could be heard saying, “Julie, apologize for the ‘n word’ thing.”
‘julie apologise for the n word thing’ whilst another member is doing aegyo 😭😭 SOO UNSERIOUS pic.twitter.com/aygEkKsjj9
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It seems like the video was edited, and the version shared online didn’t include the phrase being heard over the group’s performance. Yet, when the video was posted, while many found the way it was done hilarious but others hoped it would raise awareness and the idol would apologize.
julie definitely shit herself when she heard that https://t.co/pj4c9NvXiZ
— alyssa⁷🝮 SEVEN ʚɞ (@IREHSPIXY) July 10, 2023
IS THIS UNEDITED WHO GOT AHOLD OF THE MIC OMG ???? anyways let’s normalize this actually https://t.co/QfUy8Hf5cm
— cece AF1 (@chuumaniac) July 11, 2023
this needs to be normalized idk https://t.co/r7AiFU8TXT
— 🌟 (@triplehyerin) July 10, 2023
I really hope Julie heard this and/or S2 see/heard this and Julie is able to educate herself and apologise genuinely https://t.co/uU4Fh5Kmgi
— ree ♪ meeting w24 (@regulusroad) July 10, 2023
it sounds like shes getting called to the principal’s office 😭 https://t.co/PAeYtv1JMZ
— its so over (@coma_cola) July 11, 2023
While it has been a long time since the video was first released, now that Julie has debuted, many want an apology and for her to acknowledge that what she did was wrong.