“Big Mouth” has recently come under fire for a line that has been uttered by the character played by Lee Jong Suk.
A tweet by a Thai fan went viral on Twitter. In the tweet, the fan discusses whether “Big Mouth” meant to be racist or offensive towards their culture.
The line in question is about a confrontation between Lee Jong suk’s character and a psychopath murderer character, the line goes like this,
The line that bothered some Thai fans was in reference to ‘Tom Yum Kung,’ its a known Thai spicy dish. Thai fans took issue with this line and some claim its either racist or offensive towards their culture to claim a popular Thai dish could cause someone to become a psychopath or a terrible person.
Many k-netizens weighed in and supported the Thai fans who took issue with the line, many think its old fashioned and insensitive to slam another culture’s dish like that.
Do you think this line in “Big Mouth” was offensive towards Thai people or not?