Reporter Kjersti Flaa is in hot water for making racists remarks towards Soo Hyun (Claudia Kim) during the interview for upcoming film “Fantastic Beasts 2.”

On November 6, reporter Kjersti Flaa posted an interview with “Fantastic Beasts 2” stars Ezra Miller and Claudia Kim on her YouTube channel. Little did she know, the reporter soon became the target of upset and angry audience, who started accusing her of making “rude and racist” remarks towards the Korean actress, Claudia Kim.

The controversy arose regarding one of the questions posed by Flaa, asking about the actors’ first encounter with the Harry Potter book series. Claudia Kim answered, “middle school, Korea. I asked one of my dad’s friends to get me the book from the U.S.”

In response, Flaa asked the actress, “but you read it in English, though? So you did speak English back then?”

This reaction of Flaa seemed to come as a bothersome to even Kim’s co-star, Miller. When the reporter seemed very shocked at the fact that Kim read the book in English, Miller responded instead of Kim, “she still does even now. Very Well. It’s incredible. I only speak English. My Korean is so bad.”

When the audience started attacking her for the rude comments, Flaa took to Instagram and posted an apology. The reporter said, “all I wanted to do was make a great interview with her and Ezra. I am sorry to everyone that was disappointed. Now, please spread some love into this world instead of fueling it with more hatred. And if you read this, Claudia, please forgive me if I offended you.”

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This is @claudiashkim who I had the pleasure to meet and interview last week for the Fantastic Beasts 2 movie. Since I posted my interview with her and Ezra Miller I have realized that something I asked her came off in a way that was never intentionally meant as being anything else but curiosity, but it has later been brought to my attention that it sounded ignorant. I am a Norwegian myself and English is not my first language and I was really impressed that Claudia could read Harry Potter in English at a very young age (since she grew up in Korea and I know that English is not her first language). I have received a lot of emails with extremely unpleasant threats to me and my family after several sources are calling me racist and other terrible things. I have been totally heart broken by everything that has happened. All I wanted to do was make a great interview with her and Ezra and I am sorry to everyone that was disappointed. Now, please spread some love into this world instead of fueling it with more hatred. And if you read this Claudia, please forgive me if I offended you. ❤

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