Actor Jean Yun shares his “difficult” and “painful” experiences in the Canadian seats Kim’s convenience, defending statements by co-star Simu Liu next The globe article about the end of the show.
Jun angryto on Twitter in response to Doyle: “Dear Sir, as an Asian Canadian woman, a Korean-Canadian woman with more experience and knowledge of the world of my characters, the lack of Asian women, especially Korean writers in the Kims Writers’ Room made my life VERY DIFFICULT and the experience from working on the show is painful. “
Yun is known for her role as Uma in the series, with Simu Liu playing her son Jung. The series follows the Korean-Canadian Kim family and their accidents running a convenience store.
She continue in Liu’s defense, “Your attack on my friend @SimuLiu, in defense of my fellow Korean artist Ins Choi is neither useful nor deserved. Mr. Choi wrote the play, I participated. He created the TV show, but its co-creator, Mr. Kevin White, was the host of the show and clearly set the parameters. “
Simu Liu answers to Jon’s tweet, in which he says he thinks Doyle is “blocked [him] so [he] they could not answer ”to the story.
Yun continued on Twitter to discuss specific issues with “blatantly racist” and “culturally inaccurate” scenes in the fifth season, which the cast members fought for removed. She also revealed that if she had said nothing, aAll Korean foods featured in the series would be incorrect, writing, “Ins doesn’t know how to cook or how things are cooked, no one else in the writers ‘room was Korean at all, and THEY DIDN’T HAVE KOREA CULTURAL RESOURCES IN THE WRITERS’ ROOM.” it’s over its thread with reference to the last scene of the series:
“In the last scene of the bedroom in S5, Mrs. Kim cries because she believes that God has abandoned her. The more you pray for something, the more likely it will get worse. That was the feeling. Love is dead. 없으면 없으면 소용 이 없고 아무것 도 안 입니다. “
Shortly after Yoon’s Twitter thread,, Kim’s convenience Twitter account shared a post on Facebook by co-executive producer Anita Kapila, where she praised BIPOC and the writers on the show. Kapila is of South Asian descent, and none of the prominent writers are of Korean descent. This is not stated to diminish the role of these writers in the series, but to say that the answer does not affect Yoon’s problems stemming from the lack of Korean writers in a show about a Korean family. In addition, the treatment of Asian cultures as a monolith in any context is inappropriate, but especially when the series seeks to emphasize the history of a particular Asian culture. It is not clear whether Kapila’s statements were made in response to Yoon and Liu’s statements.
On March 8 announced the manufacturers that the fifth season will be the last season of Kim’s convenience, as createdrs Ins Choi and Kevin White move on to work on other projects. Liu shared a long post on Facebook on June 2, the day of fifth season aired on Netflix, detailing his experience and why the show ended. He also went to discuss the lack of adequate pay and crew support.
“Our producers were predominantly white, and we were a group of Asian Canadians who had many experiences to draw on and offer to writers,” Liu wrote. “I can appreciate that the show is still a hit and enjoyed by many people … but I remain fixed on the missed opportunities to show Asian characters with real depth and the ability to grow and develop.”
These statements came shortly after the announcement of spin-off series focuses on the white character Shannon, played by Nicole Power, which Liu addresses in his statements.
“The producers of the show are really spinning a new show from Shannon’s character. It was difficult for me, “says Liu. “I love and am proud of Nicole and I want the show to succeed for her … but I continue to resent all the circumstances that led a non-Asian character to get his own show. And not that they would ever ask, but I will categorically refuse to repeat my role in any capacity. “