K-Pop Fan’s Brother Throws Her A Kim Jong Un-Themed Birthday Party… And The Internet Is Divided
As K-Pop becomes more of a global phenomenon, more idols become known among the general public.
never gonna forget this beautiful moment where bts got standing ovation from all grammy nominees and award winners for butter on Grammy night. pic.twitter.com/rW5l1yTYjz
— mani⁷ on the street 🪞🎹 (@ksjbear) April 4, 2022
blackpink coachella take over in 2 months pic.twitter.com/qnue602Tvv
— ُ (@jnklands) February 24, 2023
K-Pop fans are always excited to see other celebrities enjoying some of the same groups, like English singer-songwriter PinkPantheress revealing her NCT bias and TWICE bias.
Or Alice In Borderland actress Ayaka Miyoshi having an interaction with her favorite K-Pop group.
But while there are many popular K-Pop idols and groups, one K-Pop fan’s brother, Vitor, had an “unexpected” pick for who he thought his sister, Emanuela, liked the most. Since Emanuela is such an avid K-Pop fan, Vitor planned her a “K-Pop-themed” birthday party in 2020, basing it around the “most famous Korean” he knew: Kim Jong Un.
And a recent tweet about the unexpected celebration, claiming “He tried,” went viral.
He tried pic.twitter.com/cbHw9rKqvO
— Dudes Posting Their W’s (@DudespostingWs) February 20, 2023
— Rob Landes 🎻 (@RealRobLandes) February 20, 2023
— 𝑀7𝑚𝑑 (@m7mx_23) February 20, 2023
Many netizens pointed out that Vitor was likely intentionally trolling Emanuela.
That man knew exactly what he was doing. That’s a next level troll. He must be so proud.
— The Hillbilly Analyst (@HillbllyAnalyst) February 20, 2023
This gotta be a prank
— Dylan Shelby (@sedatedcyanic) February 20, 2023
I’m sure he is just a great troll 🤭😄
— ☆.｡𝓐𝓷𝓷 𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓲𝓷.｡☆ (@Web3Brainiac) February 20, 2023
In a video uploaded to YouTube in 2020, Vitor explained to Emanuela that he based the part around “the most famous Korean [he knows].”
And Emanuela couldn’t contain her laughter as she saw the unexpected celebration her brother had planned.
The figures on the cake had even been arranged so Kim Jong Un formed his own “group” of seven members.
And Emanuela eventually claimed she liked the party.
While many netizens find the prank amusing, wishing Emanuela a happy birthday…
The indeed the most famous Kpop in korea 🤣 https://t.co/8DSFtSCUA7
— James Gary (@GaryJames8824) February 21, 2023
Others feel that the prank is distasteful and “racist.”
Racism towards asians so normalized. Especially towards South Koreans these days also ruining ur 12 yr old daughters birthday for some giggles whew bottom of the barrel https://t.co/HP1Z2uVWZB pic.twitter.com/27E4BgsT2Y
— 𓁹‿𓁹 (@GangshinImpact) February 21, 2023
okay but there's no way he doesn't know who this man is.. this seems odd https://t.co/gwkigMfHEE
— luna ♡ 18 years alive 🥳 (@pansytaemni) February 21, 2023
this is the perfect example of "dad's humor" racist and boring https://t.co/WUO3D21sag
— suni ♡' amity (@suningato) February 21, 2023
But fortunately, in the end, Emanuela got the BTS-themed party she’d hoped for.
You can watch the video here.