Former SuChin Pak correspondent for MTV News is finally opening an event that she claims she suffered in a racist and misogynistic way.
Pak, who left MTV in 2008, posted on Thursday a long post on her Instagram page, describing a man who, when speaking about her since the chamber was full of many other fellow workers, described as a “white man.”
“Years ago, since I was a news presenter at MTV, I heard a colleague of me are doing the news every night, and I told a large group of people that this really looks as just a ‘sucky sucky love you love a long time’ slut,” Pak, 44 years old, started her post referring to a line from the 1987 Full Metal Jacket story by Stanley Kubrick in such a scene that showed a Vietnamese prostitute who approached the United States.
A representative for MTV did not answer the media’s demand for comments immediately.
Pak, born in South Korea and also at the age of 5, moved to California, said that at the time, she wouldn’t assume anything because of her fear of “being distressed or hard or too ‘sensitive’ will be seen.
“I woke up the very next day however, and he hit me to say it in a room full of people, mainly women, who feel somehow unconsciously or consciously that these [misogynistic], aggressive racistic idiom could’ve been ignored and rejected, and much worse, someone like me really swallowed him and shrank into the little room I was permitted to occupy,” continued the TV personality.
She said that she struggled to “delete” the guy and that she stopped working.
“The leaders sought to reconcile with each other, but I did not,” Pak wrote. “For months it has been dragging on. I didn’t because I had a motive or even confidence, I just felt like I had to do something in my stomach. Although this is the sort of sinking feeling which does not give you strength and courage, it was the sort that held me in bed a month long, shouting, frightened, and unsure about anything.”
She reportedly shot eight people — six of them Asian women — after a 21-year-old gunman injured another at the three different spas in Atlanta.
Since the beginning of the CoronaVirus pandemic, hate crimes were on the rise well before the event in Atlanta on Tuesday against the Asia-American and pacific Islander community. A Stop AAPI Hate study found that between 19 March & 28 February of 2020, there were at least 3795 hatred occurrences affecting the AAPI group. In 2021, there were over 500 of those incidents.
In her post, Pak spoke of the violence against by the AAPI group, saying, “As most of you shake with terror, incertitude & wrath, feel as though you have little strength to do something, realize that you also have a deep sense of decorum, respect yourself, and you’ll have a sense of its darkest of areas throughout the midst of your being small and invisible.
She clarified how she hired an attorney to help her handle her situation on MTV, mentioning that it was a privilege not open to everyone.
“A final effort at ‘reconciliation’ was rendered as though it was even adequate,” she said. “Let me rephrase this, with what I know now — I’ve been asked to swallow my pride, my sexuality and my fury to make the white man feel okay, loved and valued. A man’s letter was sent to me to put me to submission as an ultimate gesture.”
“I have again been reminded that perhaps the White Male Executive had been on the line, that I would be responsible somehow for all of that,” continued Pak. “I never opened the message, I never opened it.”
She said at the end of her work that she keeps the memory of the racial incident to remind herself, “which I can negotiate my integrity, that I don’t want to put anything down so that anyone else will feel better.”
‘And I realize yet another aspect that now the Asians were the ass of the jokes I didn’t really understand now, however the jokes should not be treated easily,’ Pak concluded. “These are simply the timid veneer of violence, hatred, [misogyny], racism and the superiority of white people. We spit, punch, kick, fire, murder our grandparents, sisters, elders, and brothers on our faces, as they are spit in our faces. Be furious. Be angry with f—. To repair that damage, just do something. Learn, volunteer, donate, share and hang on as we walk in this agony.”
Ashley Park, a star from Paris, told her followers about the upsurge of violence against the Asian-American community.
Eight people have been shot at three Atlanta massage halls on Tuesday — and although the authorities have said that the suspect is not racially motivated, six of its victims were Asian women. Asian women are the victims.
In response to just the violence in Atlanta, Park posted a lengthy video on its Instagram page on Wednesday “Yesterday in Atlanta, three deadly shootings were against Asian women. I really could not sleep. Some are really personal, but I have chosen to share it as ENOUGH is ENOUGH. I hope anyone in all of this muck doesn’t feel so isolated. Allies, thank you, and listen, please, until the end, we will change this social program.”
The emotional video was completed by Park, which called for others to understand and to avoid hatred.
“I’ve been able to go on and on, but it’s not that,” she stated. “He came here last night with such a gun just 21 years old, but somewhere someone should have told him what it’s like, and the hatred was incorrect. It’s really just 21 years old. It begins at a very small stage, and I believe we can.”