The Best Example of How NOT to Respond to Racism
This is K-pop song writer Jenny Hyun. You might think that she looks ready for a fun night on the town.
She’s getting read to unleash a can of racism on motherfuckers!
AZM Ally Kensei Dave sent along this tragic tale of the dangers of tweeting while racist.
Jeremy Lin has been getting quite a lot of good press lately. But not everyone is impressed. Boxer Floyd Mayweather expressed his feelings of meh with a short tweet:
Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.
Now, when I think of important social commentary on issues of race and diversity, Floyd Mayweather is one of the last people I’d turn to. He hits people for a living. You think he has the mental capacity to formulate a cogent argument when analyzing the media treatment of an Asian American athlete? Honestly, who takes this guy seriously?
Apparently, Jenny does.
Break out the popcorn, folks, this is the story that just keeps on giving.
Instead of just ignoring Mayweather like the rest of us, Jenny got butthurt and unleashed a racist screed against ALL THE BLACKS:
Well, someone isn’t getting into the spirit of the Black history month.
Oh wait, there’s more. Shortly after her twitter tirade, she issued a non-apology:
You are threatening me with the fact that you know my address. You guys have also started to roar your engines every so often outside of my home. This is my official apology to the black community. I do not regret what I said, however, I now understand that there are some lines one cannot cross.
It seems like Jenny has been holding her hatred of ALL THE BLACKS inside for years. Mayweather’s ill-considered tweet was the final straw and Twitter was there for her to express her true, unfiltered feelings.
Oh wait, we’re not done yet? This was posted shortly after her non-apology:
Jenny Hyun has been admitted to a hospital today. She is a paranoid schizophrenic and has been battling mental illness, a debilitating disease for many years. Friends and family of Jenny want to extend their sincere apology for any harmful statements made verbally or via the web that Jenny has made while she was in the height of a psyshosis episode. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time for her.
So there’s been some speculation that this is just a front, that her people conceived of a way to get her quickly out of the spotlight before she damaged her career any further. Unfortunately, this story is at least a week old and we’re still talking about it.
Whether or not she’s mentally ill, I just have to ask, did you take offense to what she said? Here’s a no-name K-pop song writer who no one’s ever heard of saying some wildly outlandish bullshit that makes no fucking sense. Did you roll your eyes like me or did you clench your fist with great rage?
To me, this story is more about the power of social media than anything else. Before twitter, Jenny might have wrote a long winded rant in her journal that nobody would read. Or maybe she would have yelled at her friends about her hatred of ALL THE BLACKS. And not a shit would have been given. Thanks to twitter, now everyone is pissed off about someone who no one knows because she’s saying hateful shit. That’s kind of amazing.