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After School's Lizzy receives hate from Japanese netizens for her patriotic Instagram update

By yckim124   Monday, July 25, 2016   83,842   3,786   204



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After School's Lizzy has been targeted by Japanese netizens for showing her patriotism. 

Recently, Lizzy uploaded various photos from her visit to Dodo Island - a landmark in continuous territorial disputes between Korea and Japan. She also posed holding up the Korean flag, even using it as a cute accessory for her hair. In her caption, she added the Korean flag emoji, saying, "Dokdo is our land."

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Unfortunately, the idol star's recent updates don't seem to sit well with her Japanese fans. They criticized, "Do you not have any consideration for Japanese fans? You are not just anyone but a singer promoting in Japan. You should've thought twice about uploading these", "It's okay to say you've visited Dokdo, but to continously show the Korean flag like that is offensive to Japanese fans. You are stupid", "This is why K-Pop has a bad image in Japan", and more. 

On the other hand, Korean netizens showed support for Lizzy's actions, even showering her with compliments. 

Some of Lizzy's controversial posts can be spotted below. What are your thoughts on the criticism? 


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shanty Friday, August 12, 2016

iammichell Wednesday, July 27, 2016

i think i'm in the minority that find it cool that she expresses love for korea even when in another country (i'm not korean). But lizzy please stop with the plastic surgeries. you are starting to look like another person.

Newbie_loving iammichell Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Like another person lmao

AOA_Seolhyunxo Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Leave History and move on. If you're going to always bring up history and hold flags like that while promoting in Japan or anywhere where history is involved, then you deserve the hate.

MbaG007 Wednesday, July 27, 2016

this is what they are fighting over. LOLOLOL you can't even see it. I think this is one of those cases where they don't care about the island but the water around it...

Newbie_loving MbaG007 Wednesday, July 27, 2016


shanneene Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Who cares what the Japanese think? She's proud of her Korean heritage. If the Japanese don't like it, they can get fucked.

milky7A shanneene Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I'm sure Dokdo island is belong to South Korea. And many of Lizzy's japanese fans doesnt care abt Dokdo island, many of them agree is belong to Korean. But Lizzy's act is careless and disrespectful she wants to make money from Japanese people she is promoting in Japan she even has after school songs in Japanese to make money there. So it shows that she inconsiderate to Japanese fans who bought their songs and albums. It shows that Lizzy only cares about the money that she can make in Japan but has a lack respect toward their feelings. She only wants to take but doesnt want to give any of her considerate gesture.

Jun0chan Tuesday, July 26, 2016

After seeing japanese netz/fans.. Comments.. Trust me guys they have been respectful about it.. Compared to knetz fans / chinese netz fans say to their idols like really they are way harsher and even stalk their family and friends and screw with their lives.. So yeah japanese netz seems more harmless when giving their opinion

acitra Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sorry had to agree with japanese fans in this. As an artist promoting in japan, no matter what your beliefs are. You're not just you, you're a public figure. You had responsibility to your fans and people who look up to you. Im not saying being patriotic is wrong. I dont care who dokdo's belong to but as someone influential not just anybody in the world, lizzy needs to take care about what she posted on her social media. Once you choose being an idol, you know there's certain things in life you can't share publicly anymore. One of them is political views.

bobbatea Tuesday, July 26, 2016

LMFAO okay I laughed honestly. Japanese fans would do the same shit to Korea so who gives a fuck if Lizzy does it? First off It actually does belong to Korean. Dokdo actually is Korean and it's not the " Sea of Japan " when it belongs to Korea. But seriously, i bet half of ya'll do this shit to them, so why doyou care if they do it to you?

jinpnk Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Im like 50/50 on this. She has every right as a Korean to voice her patriotic opinion on the matter just has Japanese people have every right. But then my other side says the Japanese fans that said "is offensive to Japanese fans. You are stupid. This is why KPOP has a bad image in Japan" need to take a breather and chillax for real. One its not offense cause she as  Korean has every single right to voice her opinion on the matter just as much as the nearest Japanese person has every right to do so. I bet there are Japanese people that do the same thing and I bet those fans that had those comments would all be like hehe giggle giggle about it. Two KPOP has a bad image in Japan??? for real now?? Japan supports kpop almost more than Korea does alot of the time. Mostly ALL kpop artists have a Japanese debut and alot of groups spend ALOT of time in Japan so like if it had a bad image why so much support and all that stuff. Idk i dont know how to feel about this there are so many different views and opinions. Lizzy should have just kept her opinion to herself so none of this crazy issue would have happened.

jessi_jay Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Right. Like at first I was like what's wrong with showing pride in your nation but when it's somewhere where it maybe seen as controversial. She could have held off on that because it can be seen as insensitive. And because she is an international public figure she should be mindful of how those words may affect foreign fans and fans who may see different. I can and understand how this may offend her Japanese fan.

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