Aug 29, 2017 | 11:32 AM EDT

Why Is AOA's Seolhyun Considered a Dumb Blonde?

Seolhyun of AOA has recently been referred to as the 'dumb blonde' of K-Pop idols. While fans were quick to wonder if netizens were the ones to spread the malicious rumor, it turns out a famous actor coined the idol with the unpleasant nickname.

Recently, a press conference was held for the release of the new movie 'Memoirs of A Murderer' starring famous actor Seol Kyung Kyu. During the press conference interview, Seol Kyung Kyu made a shocking statement to the media by referring to Seolhyun as a 'baekchi' - the Korean equivalent to a dumb blonde.

The actor said, "She has a 'baekchi' beauty. It's good for actresses to be 'baekchi'. I think it will be memorable. I hope she does not lose her 'baekchi' beauty even when she's in her 30s and 40s." The actor was almost instantly bombarded with hate comments by not only fans of AOA but people who felt he was offending women by saying they should be like dumb blondes and enforcing a stereotype.

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