Veteran journalist and news anchor Michelle Li shared a little bit about her Korean culture on KSDK’s newscast over the New Year’s holiday.
She told viewers on KSDK in St. Louis that she enjoyed dumplings for New Year’s because “that’s what Koreans do.”
That little tidbit apparently upset one of her viewers who left a message Li shared on Twitter.
“I kind of take offense to that. What if one of your White anchors said White people eat this on New Year’s Day. I don’t think it’s appropriate she said that,” said the viewer. “She’s being very Asian. She can keep her Korean to herself. If a White person said that, they would get fired.”
According to her station bio, Li is a Korean adoptee who grew up in Kansas City area of Missouri. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and has worked in journalism in Seattle; Madison, Wisconsin; Wilmington, North Carolina;and Springfield, MO.
“I’d love to say something back.” Li commented on Twitter to introduce audio of the viewer comment. In less than 24 hours, her tweet has garnered 32,000 likes, 4900 retweets and 4600 comments.
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