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People Magazine Mistakes Rain for Karl Yune

People Magazine Mistakes Rain for Karl Yune

Speed Racer star Rain, aka rookie racer Taejo Togokhan, must have been glad he was featured in latest issue of People.

But instead of the 26-year-old Korean actor/pop star (inset), the mag accidentally published a picture of Karl Yune (Rick Yune‘s younger brother).

Poor Rain!

Take the “All Asians Look Alike” test at AllLookSame.com.

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  • Helena

    I can see him being big in the US.

  • Carrie Babe

    haha theres a test?!

  • boooooooo

    us is over anyway. asia is 21st century baby.

  • Serena

    an asian woman even wrote that little blurb.

  • truvy

    Rick Yune is definitely better lookin’.

  • s

    idiots!

  • KiMmy

    Ahhh that’s really embarresing!

  • raye

    eww Rain looks waay better then that ugly man. How could they do that?

  • alexkziel

    I love my asian boys (especially my Yunho baby), they are very talented, humble and handsome and their success is based in their hard work not in scandals.

    The people in People are very stupid. Not something new however.

  • booyay

    who the fuck is rain, he looks like such a weed

  • po

    welcome to planet earth. can’t get angry with people for not being able to tell asians apart… they can’t even tell black people apart either.
    at least it’s not mistaken identity in a criminal case or something

  • Émilie

    OMFG, that Karl guy is HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT !!!!!!!!

  • vool

    HORRIBLE RACIST, IGNORANT, BIGOTED MISTAKE

  • http:teea Leah

    My racist mom flat out told me that all white people looked alike. So I grew up thinking Barbara Walters was Bea Arthur. Now, I am married to a White man and I can confirm – they don’t all look alike – my honey is one of a kind!

  • http://httphuh Huh

    Racist. Where does this theory come from? Not all Asians look alike – all you need is to actually pay attention – People is racist.

  • mary

    I cannot believe you put a website up to play an “all asians look alike” game. this is the last time i will ever view your web site. why don’t you put up a all caucasion or african american look alike web site, or would that be disrespectful?

  • http://httphuh calmdownmary

    mary, jared is asian so he has the right to do what he wants when it comes to his race. calm down.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    poor nobody.

  • Face

    *ouch
    You know that if they confused two hollywood blondes, they’d be in deep ****. But with Rain? I bet they’ll get away with it. =(

  • Erica

    Leah–anyone who doesn’t live under a rock would not need your confirmation that all white people don’t look alike.

    That asian look-alike game tripped me up several times. I thought I’d be a lot more accurate especially considering I’ve got several Korean relatives. But it was fun!

  • ti

    That’s so bad…
    that’s how Crackers dismiss Asians.

  • ti

    Crackers
    also, Rain is a 25 year old the other dude is like 40.

  • carol

    Racism.
    people magazine was racist in this mistake, so as jared putting that link

  • http://httphuh Leah

    Erica @ 05/12/2008 at 5:32 pm

    Leah–anyone who doesn’t live under a rock would not need your confirmation that all white people don’t look alike.

    That asian look-alike game tripped me up several times. I thought I’d be a lot more accurate especially considering I’ve got several Korean relatives. But it was fun!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    You’re a jerk! So you don’t think we need a confirmation that white people don’t look alike but you could not pass the all asians don’t look alike game? You’re a dumbie and racist

  • Whi

    Maybe I should start a new website allwhiteslooksame.com and have them choose a white person and distinguish them from german, russian, british, american, australian, irish, and french. As for the article, I’m not surprised that an american magazine made that mistake… I am surprised though than an asian male (alexis is a guy) would make the mistake however.

  • Step_steph

    I sooo want to see this movie! Poor Rain, actually thats the second time I’ve heard that name, check out this vid it’s of another person named Rain (I just found this the other day)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLnhmRWrYEk

  • Erica

    You’re a jerk! So you don’t think we need a confirmation that white people don’t look alike but you could not pass the all asians don’t look alike game? You’re a dumbie and racist
    _________

    Wow, someone needs a Xanax. And btw, it’s “dummy”, not “dumbie”. College graduate here, I should know. :)

    I didn’t fail the game at all, I actually scored several points above the average (13 out of 18). And FYI, my cousin–who is 1/2 Korean–admits that even she has trouble differentiating between Chinese people and Japanese people sometimes. It doesn’t make you racist, at worst it means you aren’t extremely observant.

    I’d love to know what you got on the quiz (if you even took it). My point is that we don’t need you to inform us that not all white people look alike. I have no idea where you live that this information isn’t already universally known.

  • 2BTru

    That is horrible!!! Holy crap, a valid magazine getting something that wrong is embarassing on every level.

    Besides, Rain is 1,0000 times finer than Karl.

  • http://MIVIDALOCA I CANT STOP LAUGHING !!!!

    THIS IS FREAKING HYSTERICAL!!!!

    OMG HAHAHA I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING !!!!

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

  • http://MIVIDALOCA I CANT STOP LAUGHING !!!!

    THIS IS FREAKING HYSTERICAL!!!!

    OMG HAHAHA I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING !!!!

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

  • oh snap!

    PEOPLE NEED TO GET THEIR SH*T TOGETHER EVEN I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE AND I’M NOT EVEN AGAIN, I WONT BE BUYING NONE OF THEIR MAGAZINES

    GO RAIN

  • dsbnh

    Relax kiddies. The truth is that some Asians do look incredibly similar in large part due to isolationism and the fact this made genetic diversity unlikely. Unlike Europeans and Africans, Asians were isolationists for a very long time. I cannot blame the article for something that is a common mistake.

    Also, ti… your slurs, ironically enough, are more racist than anything in that article. Or do you think calling white people crackers is not racist?

  • oh snap!

    SUE PEOPLE MAGS A S S RAIN

  • oh snap!

    The email for the editor of People is:
    editor@people.com

    http://www.people.com/people/about
    SEND PEOPLE EMAILS ABOUT THIS RACISTS IGORNANT PIECE

  • http://httphuh Leah

    So you’re saying it is universally known that asians look alike but not white people? For your information, a lot of places where white people are not the norm, people do confuse them and even get scared of them. i did not take the test because i am not a racist! obviously you did cause you’re a pig!

  • oh snap!

    Email the people at people magazine about this at

    Editor@people.com

  • Anna

    Well, I’m never buying their magazine again. What idiots. Seriously. They should offer an apology

  • dsbnh

    “So you’re saying it is universally known that asians look alike but not white people? For your information, a lot of places where white people are not the norm, people do confuse them and even get scared of them. i did not take the test because i am not a racist! obviously you did cause you’re a pig!”

    It’s quite normal to confuse people you are not familiar with if they are of the same ethnicity, which was exactly my defense for the writer of this article as he is obviously not familiar with Rain. Thanks for making my point for me.

    However, it is a fact that in Africans and Europeans there is more genetic diversity due to the slave trade and large amounts of sea-faring ventures during a time when Asia was still largely in isolation. Some minor voyages had taken place but nothing major as Asia concentrated on developing through other means.

    You’re an idiot for calling someone a pig without even studying enough history to know this. Seriously, stay out of this discussion if you don’t know THAT much about the subject.

  • dsbnh

    And for the record, the fact the writer is Asian does not mean he has to be familiar with every performer who is Asian. It shows poor research not racism.

  • http://httphuh Leah

    dsbnh @ 05/12/2008 at 9:06 pm
    ^^^^^^^^^^

    Just like a racist, you can’t even fess up to your racism. get lost. whatever, blah blah blah. racist.

  • ken

    SHAME on YOU, People Magazine. You’d better apoligize to Rain!!!

  • Rain is prettier than the other guy.
    Poor Rain, he was quite a big pop star here in Asia. and being mistaken with a nobody. he must be shxting.

  • anon.

    Just because a person may be Asian, part-Asian, or knows someone who is Asian doesn’t give them a right to be prejudiced and a total jack-ass with stereotypes. NO ONE has a right to be prejudiced and people are basically being hypocritical and obviously disrespectful when they are so despite Jared, apparently being Asian, it really doesn’t matter. Point is, putting up that site is rude and obnoxious.

    As for the whole mistake on People’s part, it’s just really stupid. Not all Asians look alike. It’s like with people of any other race, there are those who do seem to resemble a certain race, but aren’t, or seem to resemble other people– these things don’t just happen to Asians and black people. And isn’t it the editor’s job to make sure that everything is in order and that the facts are correct? The brainless moron should’ve done his research on the subject he was covering, as well.

  • Erica

    Leah @ 05/12/2008 at 8:46 pm

    So you’re saying it is universally known that asians look alike but not white people? For your information, a lot of places where white people are not the norm, people do confuse them and even get scared of them. i did not take the test because i am not a racist! obviously you did cause you’re a pig!
    ___________

    I don’t know how young or old you are, but you really sound stupid. Please go back and re-read what I wrote, SLOWLY. I was NOT saying that it is universally known that all asians look alike. I was SAYING it is universally known that all WHITES do not look alike and we don’t need schmuck like you to enlighten us about something most people already know. STOP trying to twist my words, stop freaking out and learn how to read.

  • Erica

    btw, I agree with dsnbnh. There is a little phenomenon called genetic drift where populations who have been historically isolated show less phenotypic variation–resulting in groups of people who don’t have as much genetic variation and thus look very similar. So that’s why it can be a bit harder to differentiate between different nationalities within Asia (Japanese, Chinese, etc.) That’s NOT to say that it’s hard to distinguish between individual Asians–for example of course it’s easy not to mistake Lucy Liu for Gong Li (both beautiful but look nothing alike)…but without knowing beforehand would any of you be able to say exactly where either of their families originally came from? Maybe, maybe not. Either way, it doesn’t make you a racist for not knowing for sure.

    For pete’s sake, I think it was an honest mistake on People magazine’s part. Obviously when you put the two brothers side to side you can tell them apart, they probably just got the name wrong. People on this site really need to relax and stop trying to label complete strangers racist.

  • bet betty

    Look. Alike.

    To. Me.

    Both. Fugly.

    LOL.

  • bet betty

    The. Problem. Is.

    The. Eyes.

    Prominently. SMALL.

  • Y

    Rain look nothing like that guy. who the heck is that guy anyway? I think all caucasians look alike. And they have weird surnames.

  • REF

    Whites do look alike. Try to tell apart a French Canadian from an American, British from a German, Australian from Scottish man, Irish from Russian, Swedish from Norwegian, etc etc… you can’t tell the difference just like with asians, spanish, or africans.

  • luv_angie&kids

    i’m korean, lived in korea for the past 20 years, but man the ‘all asians look same’ test was harder than i expected..
    i also travel alot on business (all over the world) so it’s not like i haven’t seen my share of ethnicities but jeez it’s not like everyone has a stereotypcial *insert name of asian ethnicity* face.
    all i can say at this point is..”poor rain”…although it is admittedly a pretty funny mistake…puhahaha
    guess i should thank people mag coz now i know who karl yune is… never heard of him before…(scratch head)

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