Hollywood reporters slammed for ‘ignorant’ questions to award-winning ‘Squid Game’ stars
And ‘The YouTubers who raised us.’
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Hollywood reporters slammed for ‘ignorant’ questions to award-winning ‘Squid Game’ stars — An “Access Hollywood” reporter is facing backlash for asking “Squid Game” stars Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon a question that did not recognize their celebrity just after they had both won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance on Sunday.
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“What are you going to miss the most about being anonymous?” she asked the two actors, despite the fact that both were already established in their respective fields in other parts of the world.
After a translator relayed the question in Korean, Jung quickly replied, “Nothing,” while smiling back at the reporter, as Lee simply laughed beside her.
Viewers of the Q&A session that was posted online have criticized the reporter for failing to realize that both Lee and Jung had already been well established in the acting and modeling industries, respectively, before they rose to even greater global fame from “Squid Game.”
Critics argue that a lack of recognition from Western media does not make successful actors and artists any less notable in their respective fields in other parts of the world.
TikTok trend pays homage to the ‘Ryan Higa Era’ of online video content — “The YouTubers who raised us” is what many TikTok users are calling these OG creators in their posts over the trending song “Nice Guys”. YouTubers Ryan Higa, Chester See and Kevin Wu, known for their comedic sketches from the late 2000s and early 2010s, released the song together in 2011 as a parody video.
High schooler and YouTube vlogger Skunky posted a video to TikTok last week sharing that Ryan Higa was the very first YouTuber he watched as a child and inspired him to eventually start his own journey on YouTube.
Another YouTuber, DavidParody, has also made a TikTok video under the same audio track, captioned, “One of the best parts about being a YouTuber is getting to meet the people you watched and collaborating with them.” A photo montage ensues, showing him posed alongside several well-known Asian American YouTubers, including Tim Chantarangsu (formerly known as Tim DeLaGhetto of MTV’s “WildNOut”), JustKiddingNews, Guava Juice and Philip Wang of Wongfu Productions.
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