Not too long ago, (G)I-DLE member YuQi was criticized for a comment she made about skin color.
International fans accused her of making a colorist statement when she joked about how ShuHua’s skin color was too white and not dark enough to hide in the dark when talking about a role of a police officer hiding and waiting to catch a criminal.
While she received a lot of criticisms, there were also fans who defended her saying that she was only complimenting ShuHua’s snow white skin.
Nevertheless, below is her official apology.
“Hello, I’d like to sincerely apologize to fans who may have been hurt and discomforted by my statement to ShuHua during our V Live streaming session.
I’m constantly learning about the world on a daily basis and through this recent incident, I’ve learned that I have so much more to learn. The recent incident is a lesson that I will always remember in my heart.”
Below are some of the reactions from fans as well as a fully translated version.
yuqi’s apology. all of this started because of a mistranslation, yet she still wanted to apologize because she hurt people. yuqi has the biggest heart. we don’t deserve her. pic.twitter.com/pJaMs161pv
— idle pics (@idlepics) November 20, 2019
Yuqi from (G)-Idle apologized,please spread with the same amount of energy the translation got pic.twitter.com/bSsYbEpk4n
— Otolorin 20cm?? (@Mayakosmos) November 20, 2019