Racist Rants Between Korean Songwriter Jenny Hyun and Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

One of Jackfroot’s mission is to become a prime source for delivering current news. Recently, we received word about Jenny Hyun, 27, a songwriter/recording artist, who caused a lot of controversy with her racist rants against African Americans on Twitter. Hyun, who is said to be from South Korea and part of girl groups SNSD and Chocolat, made a malicious comment to boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. for saying an inappropriate judgment on the same social networking site when Mayweather dissed NBA star Jeremy Lin. This was not the first for him to come out with a racist slur, berating boxing champ Manny Pacman’s race, stature, and culture back in 2010, via a Ustream video. Mayweather called him a “little yellow chump” and also told Pacquiao to “make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice”. Racism directed at Asians is just as alarming as racism directed at any other minority groups.



There’s no doubt that social networking is an online platform that has made the world a more open and connected place. It also makes it a lot easier to transmit this disease of racism. When Mayweather openly made a questionable racist remark on Lin, it immediately caught media attention, followed by a disturbing racial slur from Jenny Hyun. It seems this sickness has spread in forms of social media by one racist remark to another. I was not so much up on my toes with this article because, as a writer and as a netizen who is active on social networking sites, I would like to exercise–what has now become a rare thing–social media responsibility. I wanted to make sure I took proper time to give it some careful thought–given that it is a sensitive matter.


According to the latest post on Jenny Hyun’s blog:
ON HYUN: Jenny Hyun has been admitted to a hospital today. She is a paranoid schizophrenic and has been battling mental illness, a debilitating disease for many years.


Friends and family of Jenny want to extend their sincere apology for any harmful statements made verbally or via the web that Jenny has made while she was in the height of a psychosis episode. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time for her.


ON MAYWEATHER: After getting a lot of heated criticism from the tweet, UFC president Dana White and Filmmaker Spike Lee called him out on his bigoted attacks against Lin, Mayweather quickly responded via Twitter:


“I’m speaking my mind on behalf of other NBA players. They are programmed to be politically correct and will be penalized if they speak up.”


Jenny Hyun Floyd Mayweather Jr.


Being a public figure and a celebrity at that, makes for an even bigger responsibility. When a decision to put yourself out there and comfortably express those unkind, inconsiderate words such as advocating a genocide of a whole race or even just bashing another athlete’s limelight to get a shine of your own, sends out far-reaching repercussions for the whole world. Opinions and perception will remain, as we all have the free will to do so, but let us exercise that free will into a larger mindset of things. There will always be the good and the bad from different races, but if we subtract hatred and add tolerance, kindness and respect by then, this world would have multiplied into a better place. We could only hope that one day this racial awareness is a learned behavior and that we ourselves are capable of better. What we say and do–does not represent the entire race, we respectfully represent ourselves.


Authored by Mitch Layno

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Comment (5)

  1. fucking goons. it’s always ok for them to make racist remarks and get away, but when others do the same, there will be a million man march. They will call me chink. I call them nigger and they wanna kill me. piece of shiet.

    1. They? You mean one or two? Wow didn’t know that because I’m black I automatically want  to kill people who call me the n word, learn something new daily, LOL. I’ve been called the n word by a few Whites(moved to a white area for a little bit)an Hispanic even an Asian person and I ignored them and walked away. So what are you talking about? I have had Asians give me problems too but it would be wrong to blame all them (aka Millions in America, Billions in Asia). You are ignorant so stop generalizing my race, bitch, lol.

  2. Oh and Floyd Merryweather is fucking retarded. Jump off my husband Floyd. He’s more talented than you booboo and more humble. Oh and how ironic that guy that attacked Floyd for racism called a black boxer a racial slur either him or his friend, so that right there is pretty ironic.

  3. Come on dude! Your not an NBA player so just SHUT UP! GAY WEATHER!! I know u hate Asians because of Manny Pacquiao! Maybe because you’re just insecure of the achievements of the Asians people!

  4. first off, she took a comment a statement which is factual to a whole different level. Yes, Lin is getting recognision becuase he is asian and able to play ball(ITS RARE) and yes black and white men play like that all the time . Yes, Floyd shouldnt have made that comment but APPLAUD the fact that the NBA is becomming more racially mixed and that an Asian is in the media. We all know that you dont see asian on tv often , in movies , in the music industry…etc And that is becuase of the companies owned by white men dont want to see ASIANS on tv, guess its Americas preference for a non-asian entertainement industry. But what Jen did was WAAAY un-called for he never called Lin racial slurs or anything and the white people she happens to worship call asians chinks publicly all the time do you see her doing what she did, NO! And to say black American are where they are because of whites is probably the dumbest , thing I ever heard . Blacks fought for freedom and to be considered human , they contributed to American history through music, inventions, education…etc What have Asians done for America?. And hispanic isnt a race but culture…which shows she isnt very educated and Civil right movement led to the Asians having there own civil right movement. It comes to show that Blacks stand up to the white men where Asians tend to follow the white man. So if anything Jenny should be bowing down to the black man. She is extremely uneducated !


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