San E has caused controversy by calling feminist groups the evils of society in an on-stage rant.
The Korean rapper went on a tirade against the radical online feminist groups Womad and Megalia while performing at the Brand New Year 2018 concert.
Coming off the backlash against his new single Feminist, the 33-year-old asked the crowd: Everyone, do you all hate me?, which was met by a chorus of boos.
He continued: All the Womad and Megal who came, theres something Ive been meaning to say. I dont give a fuck. Womad is poison. Feminist no. You all are mentally sick.
I dont think theres a need for me to respect you if youre not going to respect me. Everyone paid to be here, but you dont enter a restaurant to cause a riot. I wish you all can create a fan culture where you dont abuse your power.
I dont care how much you all attack me. I support sane women. Womad and Megal are evils of society.
Brand New Music CEO Rhymer apologised after San Es rant, saying: Id like to take the time to apologize if there were people who felt upset during the concert.
All Brand New Music artists think different. Everyone can have their own thoughts, beliefs, and conscience. We will continue to protect their thoughts. Our music and thoughts may be different, but we are one.
San E, real name Jung San, has garnered controversy over the lyrics to his song Feminist, in which he questions why women arent subject to mandatory military service (despite not serving himself), mocks #MeToo, and calls women growing armpit hair and not wearing bras childish.
The lyrics include: Women have always been oppressed/ Us men have always oppressed them historically/But I dont understand those who say women and men arent equal right now/ if my grandma says it I might/ But what inequality have you faced in your life?
San E said of the lyrics: I am not the narrator in the song. The song is criticising people who appear to be feminists on the outside by talking about gender equality, but are hypocritical and act contradictory to their words on the inside.
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