K-pop group TWICE’s stylist receives backlash for dressing member in controversial shirt
The stylist is facing backlash for dressing TWICE member Chaeyoung in controversial tops
Fans of the K-pop girl group TWICE are calling for their stylist to be fired after group member Chaeyoung posted a picture of herself in a restaurant wearing a shirt featuring a drawing of punk singer Sid Vicious wearing a QAnon shirt complete with a tilted swastika.
The news comes days after the singer was seen wearing another QAnon shirt during a live performance on MBC’s Show! Music Core.
Chaeyoung has apologized for wearing the shirt
Chaeyoung has since deleted the picture of herself wearing the controversial shirt and has issued an apology, saying she did not know the significance of the shirt when she put it on.
The post does not reference the shirt she wore during TWICE’s Saturday performance, and some are pointing out that the shirt she wore in the restaurant is from her own closet, and not from a stylist, as she has been seen wearing it before.
Other fans are calling for the band’s stylist to be fired for dressing Chaeyoung in the controversial shirt on Saturday.
QAnon is a controversial political conspiracy theorist group in the United States, which is supported by former president Donald Trump and began in 2017.
Not the first time a K-pop idol has worn something controversial
In 2018, the famous K-pop boy band BTS came under fire when one of its members, Jimin, was seen wearing a T-shirt that appeared to celebrate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
“Patriotism ourhistory (sic) Liberation Korea,” the shirt read, with an image of an atomic bomb going off. The line refers to Japan’s 35-year control of Korea, from 1910 to 1945.
Again, fans called out the stylist, while others said that Jimin should have known the significance of the shirt he was wearing.
The band’s management issued an apology saying that they do not “condone any activities of war or the use of atomic weapons, is adamantly against them, had no intention of causing distress or pain to anyone affected by the dropping of atomic weapons, and we will continue to adhere to these principles.”
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