The NBA has recently uploaded a photo of Jay Park in their Facebook page. As soon as it was posted, there were a lot of racist comments that slammed the K-pop idol.
The photo that the NBA shared was when Jay Park was at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. He was wearing a Cavaliers jersey that time. It was for the NBA final between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.
It is reported that there are more than 2, 800 comments in the photo as of now. According to All K-pop, people who didn’t know who the guy was had left rude racist comments on the K-pop rapper’s photo.
Some of the comments that can be found in the photo talked about him being the possible cousin of Kim Jong Un. There was even one comment that called him as a dog eater, and one which says who cares about K-pop. There was also another comment which calls K-pop as “K-pooop.”
It was indeed very surprising to see how the people reacted negatively to Jay Park even if he was doing nothing. But still, the K-pop idol’s fans weren’t tainted and they even defended the rapper.
His fans defended him by saying that he is worthy to become a K-pop icon. According to Ace Showbiz, the idol’s fans also said that he was raised in the U.S. and he is currently the CEO of his hip hop label called AOMG. His fans were trying to say that Jay Park is not worthy to be disrespected like that.
It is worth noting that Asians are usually the subject of racist comments whenever they manage to make it to the international stage or Western market. Reports say that Jay Park wasn’t affected by the racist comments regarding his photo, says his management company.