Korean megastar Rain plays Taejo Togokhan in Speed Racer and because it’s a Japanese name, he is mistaken to be a Japanese instead of Korean.
Rain was in England recently to promote his debut Hollywood movie and this was what was wrote about his role in the movie:
Japanese pop megastar Rain appears as Taejo, a competing racer. The film will, undoubtedly, do well in Japan as a result.
Koreans who learnt of this was furious and said that the person writing the review was not knowledgable enough and hurt their pride.
Although Rain is exceptionally popular in Asia, he’s just only getting starting in Europe and America. The movie review by British website, “Den of Geek” has led to cries by Koreans saying, “Rain is Korean!”.