2NE1’s CL Gets Netizens Angry for Comments Against Asian Women
Inquisitive Bro-Migo, Sept. 2, 2015, 10:24 a.m.
2NE1’s CL was recently featured in an interview that she had with the New York based magazine publication “Paper”, and what she had to say has made its own headlines! The rapper and her designer best friend Jeremy Scott took part in a photoshoot with Paper magazine, and the interview for the shoot was revealed on September 1st.
Some of the comments that CL made in regards to women in Asia in particular has generated some angry comments and upset netizens with her statements.
When CL was asked about her definition of “luxury” and her career as a global pop star she answered, "Girls in Asia are very obedient, shy, timid, quiet, but I can tell that it's changing, and I want them to be stronger and tell them that it's OK to be different. Being special is a luxury, and I don't think we have that. Yet."
She went on to say, "I think a lot of the young kids right now are looking for something new, and they want to look different. Especially girls, and this is why I'm trying to come out here — to set an example of an Asian girl. A lot of Asian girls love being basic because it's safe. But the thing is, a lot of my fans are those girls, and they want to be bolder, but there's no one they could look up to and be like, 'It's OK to be that way.'"
More than a few netizens were stating that her comments towards Asian women in general were both disrespectful and insensitive, and have voiced their thoughts.