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.”
Translated by Dasol Kim