Another K-pop idol is receiving criticism for a post related to August 15, National Liberation Day of Korea, but this time, it's for being patriotic. On the 15th, Big Bang's leader G-Dragon made the post below.
In the photo, G-Dragon can be seen holding up a Korean flag, the Taegukgi, and he also added the message, "#815." Though many would consider this a simple patriotic expression, some Japanese netizens seemed bothered by the post. As many of you know, Big Bang and G-Dragon have quite a lot of Japanese fans.
Some Japanese netizens commented, "His professionalism is low," "If you're not going to be considerate towards Japanese fans, then you shouldn't promote in Japan," "As someone who's influential in both Korea and Japan, he shouldn't have done this," "I'm a fan, but this makes me feel further from him," and more.
However, not all were negative as some comments stated, "Congratulations on your independence day. This kind of thing happens on the internet often, so please don't worry about it," "I'm really sorry. The Japanese were really dumb back then," and more.
What do you think of the situation?