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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Tom Holland asks Eric Nam, "How did you learn English?"


Article: 'Spiderman' Tom Holland, late controversy over racist statement to Eric Nam?

Source: Mydaily via Nate

Asked Eric Nam during his 'V app' interview, "How did you learn English?"

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1. [+1,081, -40] If you watch the video, he didn't mean it in a racist way. He was actually impressed by Eric Nam's fluent English and said, "Great English though! How did you learn English?"... Tom Holland struggled a lot with learning the American accent and earned a lot of criticism from his fans over it. He even took classes that taught American style English for his movie. I think he meant his question in an innocent way as an expression of being impressed by his English.

2. [+819, -36] I live in the UK and their accent sounds a lot colder than American English, which is a lot sweeter sounding. So when people hear someone with an American accent, they tend to be impressed like "wow~ you're good"... Tom Holland struggled with learning his American accent so I don't think he meant it in a racist way but just an innocent feeling of being impressed by Eric Nam.

3. [+525, -57] The entire interview was a very chatty one. I'm sure if Tom Holland mentioned his complex over an American accent before asking the question, it would've been better context-wise because you could tell that he was genuinely impressed by Eric Nam's English... Either way, he should be more careful in the future whatever his intentions were.

4. [+39, -16] Well would it be racist if we asked a white person where they learned Korean if they were good at it?;; This seems more like a victim complex to me

5. [+37, -2] Just seems like a cute story resulting from Eric Nam's fluency in two languages..

6. [+29, -1] I don't see anything racist about this ㅋㅋㅋ he probably just thought it was cool that Eric Nam is good at two languages and that his English is even better than a native's

7. [+24, -0] Well a Korean MC is more fluent in English than himself so why wouldn't he be able to ask how he learned it? Nothing racist about this...

8. [+24, -1] If you watch the video, you can just see that Tom Holland is impressed by him ㅋㅋㅋ

9. [+20, -0] Tom Holland probably meant it as a compliment. He even asked him where from Atlanta he was from

10. [+12, -4] Well Tom Holland is interviewing on Korean media so obviously he's going to think the MC is better at Korean than English, the question seems innocent enough to me

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