With the release of the final season of Kim’s Convenience, series stars Simu Liu and Jean Yoon are speaking about racist storylines, subpar pay, and a lack of Korean voices behind the scenes of the Canadian sitcom.
Co-created by playwright Ins Choi, the show follows a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in Toronto. Since its debut on CBC in 2016, Kim’s Convenience has been a cult favourite. Over the course of its run, the show has earned praise for its deep and well-rounded representation of Asian communities. But after its fifth and final season was released on Netflix last week, new revelations depict a toxic environment behind the scenes. Here’s what went down with the show, according to two of its stars.
Racist storylines and lack of Korean voices
On June 2, Simu Liu (who played Jung Kim) shared a lengthy Facebook post airing grievances about his experience … Read the rest