Vice President Kamala Harris is facing mockery for her attempt to share an example of a cultural connection between the U.S. and South Korea.
On Thursday, Harris said during an event with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, “South Korea and the United States… also share strong culture and people-to-people ties.”
She continued, “K-Pop bands — they top the billboards in the United States, including BTS who I had the great pleasure of meeting… I also think of the Emmy award-winning TV shows like ‘Squid Game’ — which I will confess Doug and I binge-watched at home over a series of weeks.”
Harris added, “These are examples of cultural ties and the intertwined history between our nations.”
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Kamala Harris says K-Pop bands and Squid Games are "examples of cultural ties and the intertwined history between" the U.S. and South Korea pic.twitter.com/oTVpyBvd6I
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 27, 2023
Check out some of the reactions below:
Is this real
— Serina (Dear Reader) (@swtlitlangel88) April 27, 2023
What is she talking about now??!
— Karen Cook (@kayceeinva) April 27, 2023
The "Squid Game" was great, but in terms of "cultural ties" and "intertwined history"…it was too cartoonish to offend me, but the portrayal of Americans was a tad, shall we say, grotesque. So it's extremely weird that Kamala should make that particular point. 😮
— Mr. Flake (@MrFlake2) April 27, 2023
"They have towns in Korea.. we *also* have towns of Korea here in America.. we call them Koreatown"
VP Kamala Harris, possibly https://t.co/Hyl6lbCKs2
— CJ (@cj_ohio) April 27, 2023
Of all the things that bind the US and S Korea, her speech writers could only come up with pop bands and squid games-
It's hard to imagine a more lightweight, embarrassing moment in US foreign affairs. https://t.co/HsyCSnPlf8
— Robert Myers 🇺🇸🇮🇱 🏴☠️🟦 (@Rondo2) April 27, 2023
— Ultra Grateful Calvin 🇺🇸🐶🏒 🎶 (@shoveitjack) April 27, 2023
How do you do fellow Squid Game watchers. https://t.co/eRpOwUQ7Yw
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 27, 2023
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 27, 2023
what the https://t.co/IPg8Roepu6
— Carlos (@txiokatu) April 27, 2023
Harris’ comments referred to the hit South Korean survival drama “Squid Game” which became the most popular show on Netflix in 2021.
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