Drunken Tiger history shows that JK and the old school crew were no strangers to being vocal about some of the hypocrisy in Korean society. JK most recently reacted to racist comments made by netizens about his son, who is 1/4 African American and 3/4 Korean. Before these comments, JK had written about how when Tasha first came to Korea, she was outcasted due to racism and her inability to speak Korean well (years in Korea of course have changed this). After JK had appeared on TV with his son, net bloggers had made inappropriate racist comments about his son, and while Tasha’s rise as well as other “hapas-Koreans” fame have brought Korea a little closer to overcoming racism, some ignorance still resides. JK reacted strongly, stating his role as a father as his basis for defending his son (and with good reason!)
The comments are below:
“can’t be liked by everybody i know, there’s an article about Jordan, and some of them relpys make me sick,,,,talkin about race,”
“talki bout his hair being nappy and he looks black, they prolly like 12, prolly yong kidz but hopefully they learn”
“Comments are always like that but there are actually kids who say things like half black half black. Racism won’t disappear forever.”
“racism, im sure they dont know no better,it’s ma fault for xposing ma son like that tho when they call ma son up to the stage i had a feelin”
“cant believe the are going as far as using the N word, they need to get the ass whooped by they pops, ignorant ass younginz”
“I know that half of the comments are written by kids who want attention but people still use the expression black.”
“ha im used to bein hated / called all kinds of name it comes wit territory / but in the states i was called a chink ,N now the N word here”
“they could hate all they could, im here for that im used to bein hated, chewed on, jk wack this and that, but can dey just C wat dey C,Love”
“callin ma wife and me kid, nappy headed N***R , i wish they would see me in the street”
“^^ I’m a father so I went crazy over hate comments. I’m sorry.”
“peops are so lonely like me da would say anytihing behind the walls of matrix to say things that would get em attention,i pray for they soul”
Tablo of Epik High replied to Tiger JK saying, “This world doesn’t make sense and it has so many bad people. Your child is beautiful!”
7 thoughts on “Tiger Responds to racist comments about his son”
Man, some people have to grow up.
Personally, that vid of Jordan made my entire day, even though I’m mad sick at the moment. Such a cute kid.
PS. Hey Tiger J! Have a feeling good things are gonna come to you & your family in 2010…the year of the Tiger-! pretty kickass.
Unfortunately there is always gonna be at least one rotten one in the crowd..
Jordan is a gorgeous baby with beautiful, beautiful parents =D I just watched ‘hwang geum uh jang’ and shed a happy tear for your loving family then saw this post and found it so unbelievable!! Some people obviously have a LONG way to go…
jk family hwa ee ting!
You shouldn’t be sorry Tiger JK ’cause you were only defending your loved ones. One thing though, God knows. He sees all and He knows whose hearts are corrupted. They can say whatever they want to say and do whatever they want to do, but you, your wife and your son, never change for the sake of ignorance. The world doesn’t matter if you have God and each other. Racism will one day be slain by the Prince of Peace. One Love.
Hey JK I saw 황금어장 too from Brazil XD I think your son is quite an amazing kid! SO cute and SO talented! 🙂 Don’t be upset…Korea can be rough in terms of race due to their stubborn traditionalism, they’re not so open to accept anything but their own, unfortunately 😦 (Brazil is SO open in terms of that, with so many mixed races already)
By the way, I LOVED listening to your life story, someone should make a movie out of it! I’m having a hard time adjusting to some of my own recent physical limitations, but when I heard you say how you’ve overcome miraculously, it gave me hopes to get myself better! Truly thanks!
You are a man of strong determination, I’m sure great things will come to you!! 화이팅! 😀
Fight on, JK Tiger!
Yo JK, don’t let tha haterz get to u dogg. Everybody knows that ur son iz gonna get a lotta love when he grows up (especially by tha ladies, lol). There’s alwayz gonna be haterz in this world no matter what, so juss stay up and keep doin yo thang. I’ve been reppin DT out yea in S. FLA since the 90’s, and although I’m an 80’s baby, I still haven’t seen a show of yall. Yall should come do a show out here in Miami homie! Get @ yo boy. 1.
Yo JK, don’t let that shyt get to u dogg. Everybody knows that ur son iz gonna get a lotta love when he grows up (especially by tha ladies, lol). There’s alwayz gonna be haterz in this world, regardless of the situation, so juss stay up and keep doin yo thang! 1.