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Trouble Maker spark controversy with a graphic on their clothing resembling the Rising Sun Flag + reps respond

By starsung   Wednesday, November 27, 2013   116,437   173   300
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Trouble Maker, who have been receiving a lot of love and popularity with the release of their latest song, are finding themselves facing a bit of controversy for donning clothing with a graphic that some feel resemble the Japanese Rising Sun Flag.


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The photo that sparked the issue was from SBS MTV's 'The Show's Twitter, which tweeted the picture you see above. Although upon a quick glance, the photo seems as harmless as can be, nothing escapes the sharp eyes of netizens, who spotted the red and white rays in the graphic of the two's matching hoodies. 


The Rising Sung Flag is seen as representing Japanese imperialism and was used during Japan's conquest of its neighboring Asian countries such as China and Korea. Thus it is looked upon very negatively in those countries that suffered losses under that flag.


'The Show' has since deleted the photo on its Twitter, but not before it had already spread among netizens and media outlets.


Trouble Maker's reps clarified to Osen, "The image on Trouble Maker's outfits is not of the Rising Sun but a flower bud... But seeing that as a misunderstanding has risen, we apologize for not having paid closer attention to the details of their outfits."


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    jennifghjkl Saturday, December 7, 2013

    Aside from that, Troublemaker is so cute! I would totally ship them as a couple ;
    You guys have my love and support! <3 ; ;

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    emily235 Monday, December 2, 2013

    Can I just clarify something? This design has a design element slightly similar to the flag. The red/white burst pattern. That is the ONLY similarity, and it is surrounded by other red/while/black symbols and characters. ;


    The fact that they're just looking at that burst pattern and instantly having a hissy fit is ridiculous, as there are probably innumerable other things with the same pattern on it. Coincidentally. Without having anything to do with Japan, besides the fact that it might be manufactured there.


    I'm not saying that people have no right to be upset over others wearing certain symbols; I'm saying that people should probably make sure that the symbol they're getting upset about is actually the symbol that they're offended by. There's a goddamn rose in the middle of this tri-tone burst pattern for pity's sake.

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    ly_teng Friday, November 29, 2013

    lol because they are troublemaker! ;

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