The recent Instagram story, she seems to have shifted her focus to the world of K-Pop, criticizing the Korean singers. Banks took to Instagram on November 10 to share a series of stories discussing the allegations against A$AP Rocky. However, it was a seemingly unrelated remark that caught the attention of netizens.
In one of her stories, Banks questioned if it was time to “get rid of fruity K-pop weirdos”, using explicit language to criticize their appearance and dance style. The comment, specifically targeting K-Pop boy bands, sparked immediate reactions from fans who interpreted her words as xenophobic. The controversy escalated as Banks went on to describe K-Pop idols as “twerkin twinks” and dismissed their choreography as “trash Michael Jackson choreo”. Her complete statement states, “Sidebar: now that we are done pretending Chris brown isn’t the most important artist of this decade can we all pretty please tell these fruity k-pop weirdos to get out of here with their ghost white bleach booties and trash Michael jackson choreo? The k-pop boy bands are just a bunch of twerkin Twinks.”
Many took this as a direct hit at BTS’s Jungkook, who recently released his solo album ‘GOLDEN’ and garnered positive nods for his ode to the late Michael Jackson with his dance showcased in the ‘Standing Next To You’ music video. The social media backlash against Azealia Banks has been swift, with netizens and fans criticizing her remarks as not only disrespectful but also potentially racist and xenophobic.