The video clips have since been deleted from SHINee’s YouTube.
In past due September 2023, SHINee‘s Taemin and Key came under fire for comments about Minho‘s skin tone.
Within the actual SHINee.ing episode, Key and Taemin commented on how Minho’s pores and skin pitch turns into darker upcoming out of doors actions, making jokes about being not able to look him within the black and asking why he turned into so tanned.
Many audience discovered those feedback to be “colorist” and mentioned their unhappiness within the two artists over their phrases.
it’s been YEARS with the ones jokes about minho’s pores and skin pitch and in fact it’s getting stressful and offensive. i like shinee but if they are saying silly ass shit upcoming they should be identified and yelp silly at them. as a result of they have been dumb. at their generation they may be able to do higher
— biblically correct onew (@meusconceptions) September 26, 2023
Simply days nearest, Taemin, Key, and the staff that labored at the video issued apologies by the use of Instagram tale. Each and every apology discussed they might replicate on what they stated upcoming receiving comments from enthusiasts.
Time some really feel like now not plethora was once performed, many enthusiasts were left pleasantly shocked by means of the acknowledgment of the problems.
Sadly, when Okay-Pop artists construct feedback or do issues discovered to be offensive by means of enthusiasts out of doors of Korea, extra frequently than now not, within the era, the problem is brushed apart by means of leisure firms.
Many enthusiasts consider this to be very true about SM Leisure, whose artists have made indistinguishable feedback that have been gained negatively, handiest to don’t have any or a sluggish reaction made to the response from enthusiasts.
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Time it might were simple to let the problem slide, many enthusiasts are happy that SHINee took the important steps to recognize and say sorry to these harm by means of the feedback.
There were many, time and again when #SHINee made me proud & these days is one in every of them. I didn’t be expecting an apology; even a Kpop beginner like me is aware of that with regards to colorism/racism, an apology from a Kpop Idol with permission from an organization like SM is uncommon. We, Shawols have pic.twitter.com/qNIMjkxnOe
— JustJinki (@JustJinki) September 29, 2023
Truthfully I’m shocked (however glad) we were given this apology, one from taemin, and one from the primary Shinee acct. I simply figured SM would sweep this underneath the rug totally https://t.co/gcRIPg3aHm
— Barbrie (@Brie__yonce) September 29, 2023
I dont assume y’all understand how uncommon that is. What number of idols have made dreadful or even worse remarks lately and not say sorry motive they have got their enthusiasts to cover themselves from responsibility? The truth that SHINee apologized? Excess. I’m happy with Shawols. We aren’t a cult.
— ₛₕₐₙ · ටff (@J16328121448) September 29, 2023
Sment and the shinee boy’s now not simply sweeping this condition underneath the rug… Woah.
Its the naked minimal to say sorry, however any tenored sment Stan can let you know how fat that is.
I truly hope the phrases and apologies ring true with date phrases and movements.
— SuruUH (@trees_fly) September 29, 2023