2NE1 leader CL sparks controversy following her recent comment regarding Asian women.
In the September issue of PAPER Magazine, CL poses for the cover along with fashion designer Jeremy Scott for Moschino.
However, during the interview for the issue, CL receives criticisms for her hasty generalization of Asian women ‘being basic because it’s safe’.
In response to the question if Korea was a major force when it comes to luxury, she comments, “I think a lot of the young kids right now are looking for something new,and they want to look different. Especially girls, and this is why I’m trying to come out here — to set an example of an Asian girl. A lot of Asian girls love being basic because it’s safe. But the thing is, a lot of my fans are those girls, and they want to be bolder, but there’s no one they could look up to and be like, It’s OK to be that way.”
She adds, “There’s no one out here who will do that, and I feel like I have done enough for Asia and changed a lot of girls. Even if it’s a phone case, they try. Girls in Asia are very obedient, shy, timid, quiet, but I can tell that it’s changing, and I want them to be stronger and tell them that it’s OK to be different. Being special is a luxury, and I don’t think we have that. Yet.”
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