The Korea Herald


K-pop trainee’s remarks on transgender women spark criticism

By Im Eun-byel

Published : Nov. 14, 2017 - 15:15

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K-pop trainee Han Seo-hee has been blasted for her comments on transgender women.

Earlier this year, Han was indicted for smoking marijuana with Big Bang’s T.O.P. The trainee, who calls herself a feminist, said on social media Saturday, “I do not consider transgender women as ‘real’ women, not even biologically.” 

(A screenshot from a video clip on YouTube) (A screenshot from a video clip on YouTube)

Han elaborated on her thoughts, saying most transgender women have stereotypes on what being a woman is about and that she does not agree with it.

Many criticized Han for her comments. Singer Harisu, the first transgender celebrity in Korea, also responded by firing back, “I feel sad for this person’s character and behavior.”

Han responded to critics Monday by revealing a screenshot of a chat with her friend. In the revealed conversation, she said, “In Korea, everything that I say becomes a big deal. I don’t want any attention, not anymore.”

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