Kang Daniel is currently under fire for what some k-netizens are calling ‘sexist’ remarks, so what happened?
Kang Daniel has acted as the MC for the hit show “Street Woman Fighter.” Recently through the paid app UNIVERSE, which is a subscription-based app, his remarks about the crew went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Kang Daniel talked about the differences between filming with men and women on the show. He said,
While in English, for the unsuspected eyes it might not sound controversial, the term ‘energy-sucking’ is often used in Korea to refer to situations with cliques of women. The term is often used to subtly put down women under the stereotype that women tend to be cattier than men. This was the term some Korean fans took issue with.
When confronted with that, Kang Daniel doubled down and said,
Some k-netizens found an issue with the way Kang Daniel responded to the situation and instead of taking time to understand why some found an issue with his comment, he blocked them.
Kang Daniel also talked about being close to most of them, he said,
The issue is gaining attention on various online forums.
On the other hand, many fans are defending him saying his comments were not wrong and he didn’t mean anything thats even close to sexist by them. Many fans believe his comments were taken out of context by haters or antis masking as fans in order to take him down.
Since then, Kang Daniel has not responded to the controversy.
Do you think his comments were out of line or not?