So, yeah, if there is any lesson that Miss A’s Min can learn from this, it is that once something is on the internet, it is immortalized forever.
Also, don’t be racist.
That one might be more important.
For some context of what the heck is going on with the above photo, here’s allkpop with their adorably monotone “even handed” take on it:
Min recently posted a photo onto her Instagram that she apparently found funny – a photo that had Rick Ross‘ head attached to Sunmi‘s body. While that might not seem too offensive, the photo also included a fried chicken leg with the caption “Rick Ross – Lacking 24 servings“.
The fried chicken jab is a derogatory jab at many African Americans, and has a history back to when slaves would fry the leftover chicken from plantation owners to eat them.
The photo deeply offended many on the internet, and she has since deleted the photo from her Instagram. However, there are those defending Min since Rick Ross/chicken memes are popular. He is know for his love of chicken and even owns a chicken restaurant.
If you have to ask yourself “Is this racist” it’s wise to err on the side of “Yes, it probably is.” Min can’t even really hide behind “BUT UNNIR DOESN’T UNDERSTAND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES” like people have used to defend Taeyeon for her “compliment” of Alicia Keys or G-Dragon and his blackface because Min trained in America, so she at the very least has a better understanding than some others about what she was doing and how it would be taken.
It was wrong and it shouldn’t have happened, and really the whole fried chicken thing is so blatant and lazy that it more or less just registers a “Really?” because Min should have known better.
Stealth edit: On a more personal note, as a guy who does enjoy a good Rick Ross verse, his specific life versus how his image is used and interpreted by others is still an important distinction to make. Also, not sure when stereotypes on race became “not racist” and just “unfunny” as if racism is only narrowly defined as actively hating groups of people and burning crosses.