[Update] K-pop trainee Beomhan recounts recent experience of being assaulted & called homophobic/racial slurs in America, company issues statement

Beomhan, a Chinese-American trainee of FM Entertainment, recently recounted his experience with being attacked on a train in New York City to fans after they asked about an injury to his neck. The member of pre-debut group M.O.N.T Arena explained on TikTok that he was assaulted while being called racial and homophobic slurs.

https://twitter.com/mingicastle/status/1495823025484222474

While he downplays the incident, likely cause he doesn’t want fans to worry or something, it’s definitely a scary time out there for Asian-Americans and I’m just glad things didn’t escalate further. As we’ve been seeing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, racially-motivated attacks against Asians have been skyrocketing and things seem to be getting worse rather than better.

Recently in the NYC subreddit, a user posted a compilation of the daily racism they faced in the city.

And obviously the recent murders of Michelle Go and Christina Yuna Lee have brought significant attention to attacks against Asian-Americans, women in particular.

Update

FME has issued a statement on the matter.

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