CLC‘s Sorn is under fire for a Tweet she posted—then deleted—earlier today. The Tweet in question simply read “Weirdos” accompanied by the zany emoji. The caption itself wasn’t the issue so much as the photo that was attached to the Tweet that riled fans up.
The self-shot photo featured Sorn with three friends, one of whom was wearing a mask that appeared to be a racist caricature.
Source: @sssorn_clc/TwitterAlthough she deleted her problematic Twitter post, fans were left disappointed when the singer took to Instagram to say that “people just gotta chill” instead of apologizing.
Though it’s possible that Sorn and her friends weren’t aware of or didn’t understand the issue people took with the mask, fans are disappointed that rather than take this as a learning experience, she instead chose to avoid any sense of accountability or show any sensitivity toward the matter at hand.
Sorn you seriously need to apologize for your ignorance. Deleting the photos of what you said doesn’t fix everything. We have defended you guys through thick and thin and there’s no way Cheshire can defend you now, this is like a huge slap in the face so say sorryPLS @sssorn_clc
— pamela @n4tures (@sIayeons) December 19, 2019
In fact, Sorn’s posts became such a hot topic of discussion, her name began to trend worldwide on Twitter!
Allegedly, the mask her friend is wearing is a vintage Pele mask.
Pele is a legendary Brazilian soccer player, widely considered as one of the best players of all time.
Regardless of whether it is a vintage mask and they’re paying homage to the greatest soccer player the world has ever seen or they’re just being ignorant, fans remain hurt and angry over Sorn’s response.
sorn said “i’m not stupid” so she knows exactly what that mask means
— h (@motsjoy) December 19, 2019
sorn is aware of the issue, so her 'chill' comment just rubs me off the wrong way more, she read what people said to have come to the conclusion that they need to chill. she was given the opportunity to read and get educated but fucked up, really, really bad
— tas (@blkbin) December 19, 2019