An American morning talk show is taking heat online after the host commented that Mark Lee, a Vancouver native and member of the K-Pop group NCT 127 has “awesome” English.
The cringe-worthy moment happened during the group’s appearance on Good Day LA yesterday, and was captured by Twitter user haspuwu, who shared the scene on social media.
“Your english is awesome , I love it”
I mean he’s from Canada , what is he supposed to speak , moose? pic.twitter.com/goGiN4FDmR
— leaf 🌱 (@haspuwu) October 9, 2018
And it didn’t take the internet long to chime in with their thoughts in response.
he’s supposed to speak maple syrup 🤯
— caspian¹²⁷ % johnten au 🖇️ (@yootaeyangz) October 10, 2018
Yes fear me. I can curse people out in Moose! My secrets are being revealed
— Magical Girl Kong (#WeLoveYouHongbin) (@Lithium012) October 9, 2018
Maple Syrup on the Queen on a Moose meeting the Prime Minister and Drinking Tim Hortons Eh…..roughly translates to: Can I borrow your shovel in Canadian
— 🐾Ellie🐾#JIMTOBER🐾 (@by_chim) October 11, 2018
as a Canadian myself, I can confirm we do in fact speak moose 🗿
— Tas. 💋🎶💜 #TheFirstScene (@WithLoveTas143) October 10, 2018
Some people are that way when they see non-white people speak another language “that they’re supposed to speak” well….
Like “wow you’re asian, it’s so weird you can speak the language of the country you lived in your whole life so well, I’m amazed, chin-chongs good” 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️
— lau🍚(ㄹㄹ) (@bloodyminhoe) October 10, 2018
that’s Fox News for you 🙃
— Jane ¹²⁷🐣🍑 (@nctjane) October 9, 2018
She definitely expected him to not speak English, tbh
— I AM: Shelby 🌙 (@triptych_2) October 10, 2018
truth BUT, he said he was from Vancouver where people pretty much speak English AND he said it in flawless accent-less English. SOOO its like why did she act all surprised when he is obviously a native speaker.
— Tiscus (@Tiscus) October 10, 2018
No he is supposed to speak poutine
— multifandom_bish (@kpopinfatass) October 10, 2018
at this point, i think people hear “canadian” and think “HONHON BAGUETTE”
— 𝕤𝕦𝕟𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕖🎃 (@mysunsshhine) October 10, 2018
“Regular Irregular” the new NCT 127 album is set to be released this Friday.