On Saturday, a CNN article about PGA golfer Si Woo Kim featured a photo of golfer Sungjae Im.
Both athletes are South Korean and competed in The Masters tournament over the weekend.
The mistake comes after the network ran a woke report on its website on how certain Asian fonts are now considered “racist.”
The liberal network was immediately blasted on social media for its error:
CNN can’t tell Asians apart. https://t.co/Pt6CPKu62Y
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 11, 2021
CNN is racist!
Am I doing it right? https://t.co/9OQ9rMjWiX
— God, Family, Country (@FlyoverCountryR) April 10, 2021
The network that ran a piece shaming asian typefaces yesterday. Just spectacular work here guys. https://t.co/clKOE8nYa6
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 10, 2021
Fox News Reports:
The gaffe came days after CNN was mocked for a report, “Karate, Wonton, Chow Fun: The end of ‘chop suey’ fonts,” that claimed certain fonts “communicating Asianness” can be racist.
A font, defined as a set of type or characters all of one style, can “perpetuate problematic stereotypes,” according to CNN. The network’s verified Twitter account wrote, “For years, the West has relied on so-called ‘chop suey’ fonts to communicate ‘Asianness’ in food packaging, posters and ad campaigns. But such fonts perpetuate problematic stereotypes,” to accompany a report examining the theory.
“CNN has reached the epitome of ‘we’re out of stuff to pretend to be outraged by this week for clicks’ if they’re surmising which fonts are racist,” political satirist Tim Young told Fox News last week.
CNN’s article about Kim reported how he broke his putter out of frustration on Friday during the tournament.
Hideki Matsuyama made history yesterday after winning the Masters, making him the first male Japanese golfer to win a major championship.
CNN News Article Says “There Is No Consensus Criteria For Assigning Sex At Birth”
A news article—not opinion piece—from CNN recently stated that “there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”
The statement was made in an article by CNN reporter, Devan Cole, who was writing about South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s executive orders banning biological males from competing in women’s sports.
The Daily Caller reports:
The story further noted that “biological sex” is a “disputed term that refers to the sex as listed on students’ original birth certificates” as CNN reported Noem’s two executive orders, one to “protect fairness in K-12 athletics” and another to “do so in college athletics.”
Cole wrote that the executive orders “do not explicitly mention transgender athletes, they reference the supposed harms of the participation of ‘males’ in women’s athletics — an echo of the transphobic claim, cited in other similar legislative initiatives, that transgender women are not women.”
CNN has yet to respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller.