SB19 thought as ‘racist’ after tweeting ‘Hello, Negros!’ for concert

SB19 is the first Filipino idol group (P-Pop group) to debut under a Korean entertainment company.

The Filipino boyband is being thought of as being “racist” after they tweeted “Hello, Negros” that ignited confusion among netizens.

Here are some of the critical reactions from people on Twitter.

On the other hand, there are those who clarified the situation.

Negros is simply an island in the Philippines where the group was holding a concert tour.

The island was initially called Buglas, but the Spanish named it Negros in 1565 after spotting “dark-skinned inhabitants” on the island.

The island is one of the largest in the country and it is home to over 4 million people.

SB19 is composed of Sejun, Stell, Josh, Ken, and Justin. The group trained under Seoul-based ShowBT and debuted in 2018 with the release of their single Tilaluha.

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