In a severe case of think before you type, Kameri Eri and Tanaka Reina of Morning Musume fame have found themselves caught in a bit of racist trouble with a photo posted on Tanaka's blog. The photo has the girls posing in what looks to be a photo booth. The first photo is pretty normal, but the second photo has the girls making slanted eyes. Tanaka followed the photo by saying they were making themselves look Korean. This clearly didn't go over well with their Korean fans and the internet in general, so the post was promptly deleted.
I've got to say I'm really surprised. I thought pulling back on your eyes was a western derogatory way of impersonating an Asian person, but I've never seen one Asian do it to another. I'm not sure if it's more or less insulting to Koreans that a Japanese pop-tart would do something like this. What do you guys think?
[via Tokyo Hive]
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