One more week, Pablo Motos has set the networks on fire. The controversial presenter of ‘El Hormiguero’ has once again pissed off the internet by Calling one of the BTS members a “Japanese flipi”.
In the last program of ‘El Hormiguero’ he had a visit from Alberto Chicote. When Pilar Rubio entered to do her section, the presenter made the unfortunate comment that has had a very negative response on the networks.
In the section in question, Rubio analyzed the latest fashion trends and specifically the Paris Fashion Week. At that time, Rubio showed three people who attended the event in skirtssomething that did not finish convincing the presenter.
Finally, while Rubio argued in favor of the outfitsMotorcycles added: “And the Japanese flipi is also very good”. About this comment, there are those who heard “Japanese geek” or who think it is a reference to Flipy, a former collaborator of the program.
The point is that Motos’ comment was referring to jhope (Jung Ho Seok), Korean singer and member of the K-pop group BTS. The response in networks has not been long in coming, calling him racist and demanding that the presenter publicly apologize to the singer.
We want to inform the Armys that a Spanish presenter named Pablo Motos has called J-Hope a “Japanese geek” for no reason. We are trying to make this gentleman see that what he did is wrong since he has disrespected an artist, and for him to ask for a public apology. pic.twitter.com/EUEq6uNpNg
— kath (@KatherineYeray) January 26, 2023
You are going to kill me but this Pablo Motos thing seems exaggerated to me.
Referring to him as “comedian” is a huge disrespect to an entire profession. pic.twitter.com/U6iCAOy70G
— Mr. Caffeina 🐢🎭 (@mister_caffeina) January 26, 2023
Dear Pablo Motos, I present to you Jung Ho-Seok; better known by his stage name J-Hope is a SOUTH KOREAN rapper, songwriter, singer, dancer, choreographer, and producer. Born on February 18, 1994 in Ilgok-dong, Gwangju, South Korea. 😉 pic.twitter.com/HdvWwDuYD3
— Maria Jesus 💜뷔💜 (@mariaajesus_9) January 25, 2023
📢 We condemn the racist comment made by Mr. Pablo Motos of the program @El_Hormiguero
In which he addresses J-HOPE in a derogatory way calling him a “Japanese geek”.
We demand due respect to the Artist. The attitude of these people does not represent us as Spaniards! pic.twitter.com/Zr2anYcdk7
— J-Hope (제이홉) Spain🎶 JITB 📀 Fan Account (@Jhope_spain) January 25, 2023
K-Popers preparing to take down Pablo Motos once and for all: https://t.co/gsdEDOhURB pic.twitter.com/i4Lhiu8Pzr
— JWulen (@JWulen) January 26, 2023