A segment on TMZ on TV of the staff making fun of EXID’s accented English caught many attentions, not only kpop fans and celebrity, but netizens from all around the world.
In the clip, filmed EXID’s arrival at the Los Angles airport. The members greeted their fans cheerfully, and expressed their happiness thoughts towards the camera. However apparently Junghwa’s accent caught many attentions as a female TMZ staff was being racist and disrespectful to her by imitating her accent. While other staffs from TMZ shook their heads hinting her to stop the racist act, however her response was: If it was a British Girl, she’d to the British accent. Her response has caught many netizens eyes, as she was disrespecting different accents from different countries!
While she attempts to imitate Junghwa’s accent, her own accent was being criticized as well, due to her incorrect pronunciation of the group EXID. Many even challenged her to speak Korean fluently without any American accent.
EXID’s label: Yedang Entertainment, made an official statement about the serious matter stating: “We saw what happened. We’re very angry that they would make fun of Koreans’ way of talking and their tone. This is not something to laugh about. It is a clear case of racism. We are going to go through Korean media in America to contact TMZ and demand a response.”