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'Kim’s Convenience' Fame Jean Yoon Supports Simu Liu; Says Season 5 Was 'overtly Racist'

'Kim’s Convenience' fame Jean Yoon recently came out in support of co-star Simu Liu after he shared his unpleasant experience on the show. Have a look.

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The international sitcom Kim’s Convenience has been wrapped up in controversies ever since the makers decided to wrap up the show with its fifth season. Actor Simu Liu, who played the character, Jung, on the show, recently shared a post on Facebook, highlighting multiple inside stories which pointed towards unfair pay, lack of representation in the writers’ team, and the politics that unfolded before the final season of the show was announced. Actor Jean Yoon, who played the character Umma, recently came out in support of her co-star, gaining immense attention through her tweets. She revealed that parts of the last season were blatantly racist and culturally inaccurate in many ways.

Kim’s Convenience’s Jean Yoon breaks silence

After Simu Liu’s explosive social media post highlighting his unpleasant experience on the show, various renowned celebrities voiced their opinions on the subject. One of the many people to take up the issue was television critic John Doyle, who did not agree with some of Simu Liu’s allegations. He disagreed with Liu’s stance on lack of representation in the writers’ team, in an article for The Globe and Mail. He stated that the team had close to 13 female writers and was also of the opinion that writer Choi must be given more credit for his work on the 65 episodes.

Actor Jean Yoon, who played the character, Mrs Yong-mi Kim, on Kim’s Convenience, was quick to call out John Doyle’s article and come out in support of her co-star Simu Liu. She wrote that the lack of Korean female writers on the show made her experience very difficult and painful over the last few years. She also called out Doyle for attaching Simu Liu in the article. She further added that even though Choi wrote the play, his co-creator Kevin White was presented as the showrunner.

Jean Yoon also tweeted that Choi’s diminishing presence was quite evident on the sets and this was also kept a secret from the cast of the show. She was also of the stance that Choi’s absence had become a crisis as the fourth and the fifth season of Kim’s Convenience was being developed.

Speaking about the final season of the show, Jean Yoon said that they had received the scripts of this season in advance due to the COVID 19 situation. She further added that this was when the cast found the storylines “overtly racist” and “culturally inaccurate”. She also revealed at the end that they even came together and expressed their concerns collectively before the shoot commenced.


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