Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Jenny Hyun, the co-songwriter behind Girls' Generation's "How Great is Your Love" and Chocolat's "One More Day" recently sparked controversy with a slew of racist tweets.
On February 16, the former singer posted over a dozen derogatory comments on her Twitter against African-Americans. The fuel for her outrage? A dismissive tweet by boxer Floyd Mayweather about NBA star Jeremy Lin:"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."
Hyun responded that Floyd was a "subhuman, ungrateful APE," and then started spreading vitriol about the black community in general. She insinuated that Whitney Houston's recent passing wasn't such a loss because of "all that baggage" she came with, and referred to African-Americans as "disgusting, violent, arrogant, and stupid." Then, in an even more frightening twist, she repeatedly called for the eradication of the entire black race:
- "Eradication of one toxic family is exactly what this world needs."
- "Think about all the money we would save not having to give their never ending charities, replacing a black worker with any other race."
- "We don't know what it's like with them not here. But imagine a world with NO BLACK PEOPLE. All the tension in every aspect of life would be drastically improved without them around. And ONLY them."