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G-Dragon's alleged ex-girlfriend Mizuhara Kiko apologizes to angry Chinese netizens

By elliefilet   Saturday, July 16, 2016   187,055   7,875   0

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Japanese model and actress Mizuhara Kiko, also known as G-Dragon's alleged ex-girlfriend, has made a public apology to angry Chinese netizens.

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On July 15, Mizuhara Kiko apologized to Chinese netizens as well as all Chinese citizens for three separate incidents through Weibo, a China-based SNS service. This apology comes soon after Chinese netizens threatened to boycott an upcoming movie by Chinese director Zhao Wei as Mizuhara Kiko was cast for the film.

The model and actress states in the video, "I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone in China and clarify a few things in this video... I currently live in Japan, but I was actually born in the United States. My dad is American, and my mom is a Korean born in Japan," adding that she learned to respect different cultures and considers herself a global citizen. 

She continued saying she has many close Chinese friends and considers the Chinese culture "amazing." She added, "Firstly, I am a supporter for world peace and definitely anti-war. I'm confirming this is definitely not me in the picture," referring to the photos below of the Yasukuni Shrine as well as a middle finger to Tiananmen, both of which are controversial locations. Many find the Yasukuni Shrine offensive due to its implications concerning war atrocities, and Tiananmen is also a hot button topic due to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Mizuhara Kiko also apologized for posing in front of a Rising Sun Flag, which is associated with Japanese imperialism unlike the national flag of Japan.

Mizuhara Kiko further explained why she liked the photo on Instagram, saying in 2013, she encouraged a friend to post his photos to the social networking service. She stated she liked many of his photos and only realized the photo in question was problematic an hour after the fact, which is when she canceled her like. Her friend also deleted his post.  

The model and actress concluded she was apologetic for offending anyone and that she believes the world will be a better place with more love and understanding.

What do you think of Mizuhara Kiko's apology and the controversy?





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Ulla Saturday, September 17, 2016

What does it have to do with G-Dragon? -__-

DbSj_15 Monday, July 18, 2016

Can't you just call her "model and actress Kiko mizuhara"? Not "gd's alleged ex-girlfriend..." That's so degrading to have someone just refer to you as someone's ex girlfriend. She has a career too...

pbrytz Monday, July 18, 2016

Seriously? GD is always attached next to her name, she has his own affiliation. Btw, what language is she speaking in the video?

bafabifi pbrytz Monday, July 18, 2016

English

pbrytz bafabifi Monday, July 18, 2016

Thanks

miyub1123 Sunday, July 17, 2016

i like her after her scandal with my gd, but really allkpop? she's not entitled as ex gd only, she's famous for being a supermodel. can u take off the 'ex girlfriend blaa blaa..'?

mah1866 Sunday, July 17, 2016

you know... i don't care who she is, celebrity or non celebrity, someone's girlfriend or someone's boyfriend... or someone who has "amazing" Chinese friends. But i'm super wary of people who suck up. I mean... ok... when you're in japan's market you start liking things that praise Japan's history of imperialism that wronged other nations.... but now that you're trying to merge into China's market ... you go " I currently live in Japan, but I was actually born in the United States. My dad is American, and my mom is a Korean born in Japan". So what..? It seems worse that you're trying to cut ties saying you're not japanese or not dedicated to japan? Yes, the world will be a better place with more love and understanding.... if only you took the time to study history to begin with and not try to act like a carefree hater/ peace lover by liking offensive things on instagram. if she was my coworker, classmate or peer I'd think she's super ignorant and uneducated

sinday mah1866 Monday, July 18, 2016

Seems like you're the ignorant one. If you even watched or paid attention to the damn video, you would understand that all she did was make the mistake of liking an offensive photo that her friend posted. People do that all the time, like their friends photos on Instagram to support or give them more likes. She clearly stated that she unliked the photo once she realized what the photo actually was. How is she praising Japanese imperialism? She clarified that the people in the two controversial photos was not her.

bafabifi mah1866 Monday, July 18, 2016

I think the point she is trying to make by saying "I currently live in Japan, but I was actually born in the United States. My dad is American, and my mom is a Korean born in Japan" is that she has respect for all cultures since she has been raised with diverse background.

CHRISTINAMR Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wow why do Allkpop has to relate her as GD ex in first place ? So people know who she is ? It is unnecessary though. I mean come on i even know Kiko way before i know K-Pop. She was already super famous before she date GD.

lolhaha Sunday, July 17, 2016

Wow her marketing team and company could've just apologized for her? Kinda messed up she has to do it personally

DbSj_15 lolhaha Monday, July 18, 2016

But then again, you know those netizens would've just bitched that it "wasn't sincere" or something like that

exorcism Sunday, July 17, 2016

seriously allkpop? "GD's alleged ex-girlfriend" she is a supermodel actually, so annoying

Funky_Angel Sunday, July 17, 2016

My cash cows... please forgive me... tsk tsk, she's that scared of them?

kimenri Sunday, July 17, 2016

Whats with gd alleged exgirlfriend-.- omfg.even my friend who is not into kpop know who is kiko-.-

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