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JYP Entertainment suspends all of TWICE Tzuyu's activities in China due to her political controversy

By thewesterngirl   Wednesday, January 13, 2016   156,746   17,515   976
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TWICE's Tzuyu has been facing controversy in China with her stating Taiwanese as her nationality, instead of Chinese. Since then, JYP Entertainment made a slight change to TWICE members' profiles, by switching the word 'nationality' into 'place of birth'.


But it appears that wasn't the origin of the controversy. Last November, on the recording of MBC's 'My Little Television', Tzuyu held up both the Korean and Taiwanese flag. Although that segment did not appear on broadcast, Chinese netizens still found out and many were not pleased.


This is because some Chinese netizens have been thinking that Tzuyu is wishing for Taiwanese independence from China.


It's a debated topic whether Taiwan is a separate country from China or not. Taiwan has its own self-sustaining government, but whether Taiwan is an independent country from China is still up for debate.


This has become a growing issue, affecting TWICE's promotions in China. According to reports by StarNews, TWICE has been removed from Beijing TBV's 'Choon Wan' poster, making people wonder if they will not be on the show anymore. The producers responded by saying that TWICE was never invited to be on the show.


Tzuyu's endorsement with China's Huawei has also been reported to be canceled and her CFs have been suspended.


In response, JYP Entertainment uploaded an official report on their Weibo on January 13.


The agency said, "The online rumors are not true, and as a cultural business, JYP Entertainment has always made effort to have an amiable interaction between Korea and China. Including Tzuyu, JYP Entertainment has not made any remark or action related to Chinese politics.
The person concerned (Tzuyu) is a 16 year old minor. With her age and work experience, her political point of view has not fully formed yet. 
However, because of a mentioned rumor from above, JYPE's daily work in China has been affected, which have made our sub-contractors, who protected and cooperated with us, uncomfortable.
Considering the situation, until the controversy subsides, JYP Entertainment has made the decision to completely suspend all of this celebrity (Tzuyu's) activities in China.


SEE ALSO: Tzuyu talks about the Korean language, being the maknae, and more


We hope this dies down soon so that TWICE, and especially Tzuyu, will not have any more problems promoting in China.

  



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    exo_galaxyy Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    "We hope this dies down soon so that TWICE, and especially Tzuyu, will not have any more problems promoting in China. "
    It's sad because even when the netizens get bored the problem fades away, she'll always remember this situation and will probably feel extremely cautious every time she's in china or talking about her own hometown /smh/

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    BTSl0ver Sunday, January 17, 2016

    come ON ppl, she's 16 for goodness sake!! i bet we wouldnt want to receive so much hate for holding up a different flag so Tzuyu wouldnt either.......................... lets just imagine being in her place for a minute


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    typical_fangurl Saturday, January 16, 2016

    BECAUSE SHE IS FROM TAIWAN WHATS WRONG WITH THAT IM FROM HONG KONG FIGHT ME TOO

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