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Fans furious toward SBS News for mentioning VIXX's rising sun flag controversy from 3 years ago

By beansss   Monday, August 15, 2016   68,497   5,691   137



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According to fans, reporters on the August 15 airing of SBS News at 8PM talked about VIXX's rising sun flag controversy from approximately 3 years ago. 

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The topic most likely came up after Tiffany's current controversy came to light, but VIXX Fans, or Starlight, are furious, arguing that there's no need to bring up a controversy that wrapped up 3 years ago. 

The controversy took place back in 2013, during one of VIXX's 'VIXX TV' clips uploaded on their official Youtube channel. Members Ravi and N were shopping in Japan and picked up a few hats with images similar to the rising star flag on them. Soon after the issue arose, Jellyfish Entertainment issued a statement of apology, admitting the mistake of failing to edit out a scene that may cause controversy. 

Fans claimed that thanks to the SBS News report, the issue has not only come to light again, but many people who watched the news without knowing that the event took place 3 years ago now have negative views toward VIXX, who are making a comeback this week with "Fantasy". When fans attempted to call SBS about the issue, the broadcasting station supposedly claimed they didn't know anything. 

There's also a debate between netizens on whether the symbol on the hats is actually a rising sun flag, or a VF-111 American fighter squadron flag. 

Comments about the resurfacing of VIXX's controversy included, "This has nothing to do with VIXX as people and there's no reason for them to be criticized but the issue is getting bigger, which upsets me", "After reading this, I think VIXX really get criticized unfairly... people will probably just think the fans are shielding them", "All in all it's best to avoid any similar symbols", and more. 

Do you think SBS News reported on VIXX unfairly?

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Starlightwarrior Friday, August 19, 2016

I hope people watching the news don't misunderstand. Besides Vixx new song Fantasy is great. Starlight's keep your cool it will blow over.

changminbaby Wednesday, August 17, 2016

seriously the past is the past why bring it back when they have a comeback!!

meeshx2 Tuesday, August 16, 2016

IMO Tiffany's is worse because of bad timing, when VIXX did it they were just trying on hats running around a store. VIXX and Tiffany apologized but Tiffany's incident might be seen more critical because ,like i said before, the timing (I'm saying this from someone who is outside of the culture). SBS was on some major BS on this article too tho

VixxL Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Not to mention they even did a wolf concept

VixxL Tuesday, August 16, 2016

there performance when they won on Heroes of Remix

VixxL Tuesday, August 16, 2016

VixxL Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Can we talk about how awesome there comeback is :))

cheriebunny Tuesday, August 16, 2016

those hats didn't actually have the rising sun flag on them tho.

SugarFree Tuesday, August 16, 2016

You can't erase the past, so you can't really blame the news for mentioning it since Tiffany has brought the use of the flag to the forefront again. If Starlights want someone to be mad at, it's Tiffany.

CheatingOnBias SugarFree Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Can you not try to direct the hate to Tiffany? Because the main people at fault were SBS.

VixxL SugarFree Tuesday, August 16, 2016

its not tiffany fault its abs fault for bringing it up Most Starlights understand that and won't hate anyone and we don't want anyone hating vixx so please stop with those comments and beside n is a fan of gg

VixxL Tuesday, August 16, 2016


TheKpopLover123 Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Yes, they picked up and wore a hat whose images may be interpreted as the rising star flag. Jellyfish Entertainment issued a statement involving an apology. Approximately 3 years pass and the thought just pops into their heads randomly as they are talking about Tiffany's current controversy. Like; Seriously? Well, they did it. An apology was issued. Three years have passed. Get over it.

Armyinthehouse Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sick, the press is surely the worst. Let´s hope that this doesn´t affect their comeback ¬¬

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