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AOA's Seolhyun also apologizes for the history quiz controversy

By alim17   Thursday, May 12, 2016   75,760   5,708   258



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Previously, AOA's Jimin and Seolhyun were criticized for their supposed lack of historical knowledge during a quiz segment of the group's program.  Jimin made her apology, and Seolhyun did so around the same time via her own Instagram.

The note reads:

"Hello.  This is AOA's Seolhyun.

I sincerely apologize to all of those who felt displeasure due to the lack of awareness regarding history during the 'Channel AOA' program on OnStyle back on May 3.

As a citizen of South Korea, I should have shown dignified behavior regarding the history, but I had failed to do so, which made me realize many things, and I am self-reflecting.

I am embarrassed regarding what happened, and I am feeling deeply apologetic toward the people who felt uncomfortable by it.  

The things that have been said to me all this time I will keep secured in my heart and will work hard in order to show a more prudent image.

Once again, I deeply apologize."

SEE ALSO: Seolhyun talks about overcoming the criticism on her dark complexion

What do you think?  Do you believe the two had to apologize?

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nite0wl (Banned) Friday, May 13, 2016

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Miriyam Friday, May 13, 2016

Here comes korean, putting a blame on an innocent girl.

k_kid Miriyam Friday, May 13, 2016

I'm Korean-American. But do you know how dumb people would think I am if I didn't know who Martin Luther King Jr was? Cause Ahn Joong Geun is like the equivalent of MLK in Korea. And Lee Soon Shin is one of the top pride of Korea alongside King Sejong.

Miriyam k_kid Friday, May 13, 2016

I dont know that, and I dont give a f***.

k_kid Miriyam Friday, May 13, 2016

Cause you're not Korean, you wouldn't understand how Koreans feel. How do you think black people would react if Beyonce didn't know who MLK was? But you wouldn't know how black people would feel.

Miriyam k_kid Friday, May 13, 2016

I sincerely apologize to any korean here, if my comment was too offensive. I didnt know that it was really an important history of korea. It is a right thing that she apologize immediately. She should reflect her act, and so do I.

KpopRox94 k_kid Saturday, May 14, 2016

Damn..I really didnt know any of the name you mentioned,I feel so stupid right now :(

KpopRox94 k_kid Saturday, May 14, 2016

I only know 3 presidents..(I'm assuming the MLK guy u mentioned is/was a president? I'm too lazy to google,sorry man). I only know my country's president,US president Obama and the infamous NK president Kim Jong Un lol

k_kid Miriyam Saturday, May 14, 2016

Thank you for coming around and understanding.

k_kid KpopRox94 Saturday, May 14, 2016

Well Ahn Joong Geun is someone a lot of overseas Korean might not know about and of course non-Koreans would have no clue who he is.. Which is understandable. Martin Luther King, Jr, was a civil rights activist, who made the very famous "I Have a Dream" speech. He basically wanted equality for everyone, especially for black people since he was black himself. I'm pretty sure you know more than 3 presidents. I'm guessing you're an American? If you have money in your pocket, I'm pretty sure you know most of the presidents on the $1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100 dollar bills. King Sejong is the person who created the Korean alphabet, which is why he's so important to Koreans. Lee Soon Shin was a Korean naval commander, who made the "turtle warship and saved Korea from the Japanese in a sea battle when he was outnumbered by 133 to 13 warships. Even the Japanese admirals admired him. You should watch the Korean movie "Roaring Currents" to get an idea of who he is.

KpopRox94 k_kid Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nope I am not American,I'm Singaporean. I think we are both delusional..We thought those people whom we know are very well known worldwide,but in fact they are not. For example,I guess you wouldn't know who is Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I mean,usually we only know about famous people in our own countries,or countries that are popular. Another example,people in Costa Rica would definitely know the name of their founding father,but no one outside the country..same in this case

Ailee1008 KpopRox94 Tuesday, August 16, 2016

im from malaysia and i know all the name mention except for the Ahn Joong Geun guy. other than that yes i know who is lee kuan yew, king sejong, obama, martin luther king jr....i think its basically your sense in getting the knowledge.

clarissaxd Friday, May 13, 2016

yall putting some essays in these comments, nobody has the time to read these... or do they

sweetpumpkin Friday, May 13, 2016

better to apologize than being dragged by k-netz

rxdxoxo Friday, May 13, 2016

Sounds like permission for netizens to call them stupid.

MysMitz Thursday, May 12, 2016

Well not all people good with their histories including me so no big surprise there.

hilitesobright MysMitz Friday, May 13, 2016

you dont need to know history for a common historical figure. It's like saying American dont know who george washington is. An jun geun is a top 5 korean historical figure that changed korea. Im korean american and i know who he is along with kim gu and general lee.

Hrmd Thursday, May 12, 2016

difference between girls idol apologize and boys idol apologize are :girls = bad commentboys = omg he's really kind, good kids *blablabla*

evil_muffin Thursday, May 12, 2016

They said Ahn Jung-Geun, a Korean independence fighter was Japanese.... (As well as some other shocking things). Japan and Korea had a bad history and Korean people really suffered due to Japanese colonialism, a lot of history of racism, "comfort women" who were abducted and forced into prostitution, and many attempts to assimilate the Koreans into Japanese culture so they would forcefully abandon their own culture. I can see why people are so sensitive about this issue. But I know she meant no harm, she has apologized so hopefully things will quiet down now.

iluvOhYeonSeo Thursday, May 12, 2016

This is nuts. I don't think they should apologize. It's not that they made a grave mistake, but apologizing for that kind of mistake isn't necessary.

syafickix Thursday, May 12, 2016

well at least she apologized. i mean, they plainly didn't recognized their most common historical figure in their own country. but i hope netz and knetz wont bash them too much like the user below me O_O

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