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TWICE's Mina unknowingly puts on a hat with Japan's 'rising sun' flag?

By jennywill   Monday, December 5, 2016   146,881   8,391   525
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TWICE's Mina has caused some concern because of her donning a fan-given item at a fanmeet.

The problematic item in question is a Mt. Fuji hat that features Japan's 'rising sun' flag, a symbol of their colonial periods and a painful reminder for Koreans as well as others that were once under their rule. Combined with the fact that Mina is Japanese, the photo below caused some concern before the situation was explained.

Mina was given the item by a fan at a fansigning, and she did not see the flag before she put it on. Idols always put on items that fans give them as presents at fansignings, so this isn't anything new. She also wore it only for a short time before her manager noticed the mark and made her take it off right away. Some also pointed out that the flag was not Japan's rising sun flag, but the Sun Downers mark instead. The Japanese also reads '#1 in Japan' (aka saying Mt. Fuji is the best mountain in Japan), not that Japan is the best as some originally thought. The fan who originally gifted the hat apologized for handing Mina the hat and explained that she herself had not seen the mark properly before giving it to her.



What do you think of the situation?
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  2. TWICE


most_like Wednesday, January 4, 2017

she's not korean tho

lolhaha Friday, December 9, 2016

DAMN asian people are more racist than whites now

bangeryun94 lolhaha Sunday, December 11, 2016

This doesn't have anything to do with racism. And it wasn't Koreans who bombarded her with criticism, it was International fans. This didn't even make a hiccough in Korean news.

popgd116u8 lolhaha Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It doesn't have to do with racism. South Korea is still sensitive about the Korean War and Japan's colonization. Japan had the imperial flag at the time, and were forced to change it at the end of the war. Japan never properly apologized to South Korea either. Of course, this has nothing to do with Japanese people but the Japanese government.

L_Carter (Banned) Thursday, December 8, 2016

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L_Carter (Banned) Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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kizaru_hijin  L_Carter (Banned) Wednesday, December 7, 2016

while you keep stalking ppl to prove something, when the only thing you prove is, how your life sucks so hard, that its you who takes things too serious here...now its very old comments you try to use against someone and in the other article you even looked up an instagram account of an user and used her private pictures to insult her...you really are completely degenerated, that you still dont realize how you only prove exactly this and that you dont have a life...

L_Carter (Banned) kizaru_hijin Thursday, December 8, 2016

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kizaru_hijin  L_Carter (Banned) Thursday, December 8, 2016

and again starting to downvote my comment with your other account jcallen, cute...and a racist and islamophobic scum calling others racist...you still dont get how you keep proving me right.

BigBlueagain  L_Carter (Banned) Thursday, December 8, 2016

NIce little fabrication. The fact that you're inventing shit just to get my attention is really, REALLY creepy. You need help.

BigBlueagain kizaru_hijin Thursday, December 8, 2016

When I signed in today I had over 100 responses. Not unusual except 72 of them were from this troll disliking me. This thing spent over 2 hours just trying to get my attention. Creepy.

kizaru_hijin BigBlueagain Thursday, December 8, 2016

yep...had 3 downvotes from him 8 hours ago and 1 5 hours ago from another completely unrelated article...a true basement sucker, who dont know what else to do...and again, after pointing out how the downvoted with his other accounts, he is now again downvoting only with his L_Carter account...

BigBlueagain kizaru_hijin Thursday, December 8, 2016

Yeah, I've got 6 more. Gave him more than a few though. (shrugs) He's an amusing little bitch. Creepy as fuck, but amusing.

L_Carter (Banned) kizaru_hijin Thursday, December 8, 2016

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BigBlueagain  L_Carter (Banned) Thursday, December 8, 2016

Projection much troll? You do realize that the "I know you are but what am I" gambit stopped being effective after kindergarten, right? Evidently not.

kizaru_hijin  L_Carter (Banned) Thursday, December 8, 2016

account deleted?all his comments are removed...

kizaru_hijin  L_Carter (Banned) Thursday, December 8, 2016

or did he get a ban?either way, thats just hilarious, he must be crying hard in the corner right now!

BigBlueagain  L_Carter (Banned) Friday, December 9, 2016

What was that you were saying? Excuse? Please speak up, I can't hear you. ;)

BigBlueagain kizaru_hijin Friday, December 9, 2016

Just banned. The troll's still disliking anything I've posted. (snickers)

sototallyrandom Tuesday, December 6, 2016

I love how different jennywill writes compared to alice101.

Enzee Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It's not like they're the ones who choose their own clothes..blame it on their stylists.. and besides what if the hat has a mark of the rising sun it's not like it is used only for Japan's flag... this only proves how people can be judgemental..

twicefanboy Tuesday, December 6, 2016

100% of hate comments in this thread is not even Korean XD wtf Knetz?? come on!!

twicefanboy Tuesday, December 6, 2016

100% of hate comments in this thread is not even from a Korean

AJLie Tuesday, December 6, 2016

untalented stupid girl

seulgipringles AJLie Tuesday, December 6, 2016

you mean, yourself?

BigBlueagain AJLie Tuesday, December 6, 2016

How many times do we have to tell you NOT to post when you're facing a mirror? (smh)

AJLie seulgipringles Thursday, December 8, 2016

no obviously it's the retarded stupid japanese girl mina..u must be too moronic to understand

AJLie BigBlueagain Thursday, December 8, 2016

stop talking like that to your own sister, as i told u beofre its not good for your disabled body my brother

BigBlueagain AJLie Thursday, December 8, 2016

I am NOT related to you. IF I were I'd have to eliminate you to purify the family gene pool.

AJLie BigBlueagain Friday, December 9, 2016

stop trolling yourself like that, everyone in AKP know that we're sibling my dear disabled brother <3

CDOCOOLS Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The only one that is actually pretty in twice. Is someone trying to fuck her over? lol.. She better watch her back.

Mr.T Tuesday, December 6, 2016

When she looks like Goddess Mina, u can wear whatever u want. Clothing is also optional

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