Music video and film director’s BTS plastic surgery slur has Korean fans up in arms
Joseph Kahn, who has worked with pop stars Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 among others, called the K-pop band out for being a product of plastic surgery, comparing them to Crazy Rich Asians
By Dong Sun-hwa
Korean-American music video and film director Joseph Kahn has slammed K-pop titans BTS for being “a product of plastic surgery”.
Kahn, 45, uploaded a photo of BTS on Twitter with the caption: “They all have plastic surgery. They are all wearing lipstick. This is what Crazy Rich Asians actually look like.”
The director, whose Korean name is Ahn Jun-hee, then uploaded another Tweet saying, “Asian Americans: Stop feminising our men. Asians are macho too.”
They all have plastic surgery. They are all wearing lipstick. This is what Crazy Rich Asians actually look like. pic.twitter.com/u8ruEsYb7R
— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) August 9, 2018
He once claimed in another post that he loved BTS, but then posted an article from the South China Morning Post with the headline, “South Korean men having plastic surgery to get ‘pretty boy’ looks and macho physiques of their K-pop and K-drama idols.”
Upset fans have accused Kahn of spreading unsubstantiated rumours about BTS and criticised the director for claiming Asians are not “masculine”.
Kahn made his debut as a director in 2004 with the film Talk, and has collaborated with a myriad of pop stars, including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5, for their music videos.
I tweeted a joke about BTS and apparently it became national news in Korea lol. I wish my Trump jokes had as much power.
— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) August 14, 2018
Read the full story at the Korea Times