I hate when an idol gets unfair repercussions when they make a unknowingly racist statement. When you say idols are ignorant for it , ignorant means REFUSAL to learn things, but genuinely not knowing it was racist isn’t ignorant. Absolutely educate them, but if they GENUINELY don’t know, then why treat them so badly. Idols like Wendy, who’ve grown up in a society where she knows it’s racist is a different case. But idols who’re born and raised in Korea, they’re not all going to know words that the USA find offensive. That’s like Americans saying a word that in French, people in France find extremely offensive. How would I know it’s offensive? The best thing is to educate them and hope they learn. A good example of this is RM. who saw the mistakes he made and actively tries to improve himself. Another example is mamamoo who did an act of racism, apologized, but then did the same thing multiple times afterwards.