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Victoria, Lay, Fei, Jia, and Cao Lu show support for controversial Chinese political movement

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It seems that many of our most beloved Chinese K-Pop stars stand in favor of China in the ongoing controversy involving the South China Sea, to the disappointment of many fans.


The Philippines has previously lodged a case against China in 2013, after China tried to claim that some of the islands in the South China Sea, formerly considered land belonging to The Philippines, belonged to them. Today, on July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (an international court) ruled that "there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea's areas falling within the 'nine-dash line'" and ultimately ruled in favor of The Philippines. 


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The ruling has sparked SNS movements across China, including pictures of China with the contested land. The hashtag translates to, "China cannot become any smaller". The map and hashtag related to the movement were recently used by popular K-Pop idols including f(x)'s Victoria, EXO's Lay, miss A's Fei, Jia, and FIESTAR's Cao Lu. As the contested land includes islands considered to be a part of not only The Philippines, but also Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and even Korea on the eastern side, many fans of these countries are expressing disappointment toward the idols for supporting the Chinese movement.


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kanata Sunday, August 7, 2016

they should have just remained silent. thats another choice. no one is forcing them to show anything for the sake of something (unless there is). but by doing this, it is really hurtful to some others. dont say sh*t of you guys werent involved in a bit of the matter. every country is established by a history, and those remarks by china were for a reason. as for me, it is really hurtful and their support did disappointed me.

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ssanaa Saturday, August 6, 2016

doesnt anyone think its a wise move on their behalf? Just think they have family in China and think of all the shit their family would have gotten if their celebrity family members werent showing support for homeland. I dont know how they feel personally but in China even till this date people hate the japanese. even if they personally dont feel it they wont say so. China is a country known for executing people who go against the government. i can completely understand why they would choose to support china and risk their reputation.

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zuzumi ssanaa Saturday, August 6, 2016

yeah, your're right! jia is actually working in China now and lay does projects there too they are more obliged to support China than anyone else. Entertainment industry should't be mixed with politics but in Chinas case im 100% sure they would have been banned from performing if they hadnt shown signs of support .

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trogdorthe8th Tuesday, August 2, 2016

I think what some people don't realize is that the patriotism and pride for the homeland is STRONG in China, and imbedded in every child quite young. Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me at all if their support for this horrible claim is completely genuine and true. If anything, many of them probably worried that if they didn't say something soon enough, they might lose support from fans in their homeland, as well as be criticized for not being patriotic and siding with their homeland. I'm not saying it's right or fair, but it's just the stigma there, and they're expected to support their country. Remember all the hate young Tzuyu of Twice got for simply holding up a flag (Republic of China) representing her Taiwanese heritage? It was crazy, I'll admit, but people are fierce when it comes to the representation of their country over there. Zhoumi seems to be getting the worst of it at the moment, which is really sad considering the timing. He finally got a new comeback stage, with only 2 weeks to promote, but his comments have really shot down all of his hard work. I'm not crazy about his music in this comeback, but it's really a shame considering how much time and work he put into things. But I feel like he should have known that making such comments on a very sensitive subject would have backlash- once again, he probably felt like he didn't have a choice and had to say something. He's made his bed, now he has to lie in it.

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