Jenny Hyun and the Cyber Insanity
Korean-American songwriter Jenny Hyun is creating quite the stir for a string of racist comments she made via Twitter calling for, among other things, the “eradication of the black race.” All of this growing out of the overnight success of the nice kid from LA, Jeremy Lin.
BUSAN, South Korea - New York Knicks point guard, Jeremy Lin, has done more than just bring a stumbling franchise back to relevancy, he’s unknowingly started a war of cyber-stupidity over the past week that has been taken to a whole new (low) level.
The hype surrounding the 23-year-old point guard is unprecedented for a guy who has started a total of only eight games this season. Would the media have focused their attention on the Harvard grad this much had he been in a smaller market like Charlotte or Minnesota? Probably not, but playing in New York, he’s on the world’s biggest stage, and with that, came the media frenzy. Oh, yeah, and he’s an Asian-American – the first to play in the NBA.
In the past week, social media sites have stirred many debates not only about Lin’s abilities, or how he, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony can play together on the same court, but also debates on Asian’s place in American culture, Taiwan vs. China, whether Koreans were trying to claim him vs. Chinese netizens faking anti-Korean rumors, ESPN’s racially ridiculous headlines, and now this, a controversial boxer, Floyd Mayweather vs. Jenny Hyun, K-pop songwriter.
Well, actually, it’s more like Jenny Hyun versus herself.
So who is Jenny Hyun? According to her website, she’s a 27-year-old Korean-American songwriter for K-pop groups Girls Generation and ChoColat.
Apparently, she was not impressed by Mayweather’s Twitter comments in which he Tweeted:
“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.”
Mayweather’s never been known for his couth, and was lambasted in the media for his once again racially insensitive comments.
In response, Jenny Hyun, went on a Twitter tirade against the entire African race. Read it for yourself:
Yeah. Pretty rough stuff.