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G-Dragon criticized by Japanese fans for patriotic post

By elliefilet   Tuesday, August 16, 2016   107,054   9,101   302



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Another K-pop idol is receiving criticism for a post related to August 15, National Liberation Day of Korea, but this time, it's for being patriotic. On the 15th, Big Bang's leader G-Dragon made the post below.

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In the photo, G-Dragon can be seen holding up a Korean flag, the Taegukgi, and he also added the message, "#815." Though many would consider this a simple patriotic expression, some Japanese netizens seemed bothered by the post. As many of you know, Big Bang and G-Dragon have quite a lot of Japanese fans.

Some Japanese netizens commented, "His professionalism is low," "If you're not going to be considerate towards Japanese fans, then you shouldn't promote in Japan," "As someone who's influential in both Korea and Japan, he shouldn't have done this," "I'm a fan, but this makes me feel further from him," and more.

However, not all were negative as some comments stated, "Congratulations on your independence day. This kind of thing happens on the internet often, so please don't worry about it," "I'm really sorry. The Japanese were really dumb back then," and more.

What do you think of the situation?

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Ulla Saturday, September 17, 2016

What the hell is wrong with holding a flag OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY? What is wrong with these Japanese people????? So if GD is famous in like 20 other countries should he wear a belt and hang 20 different flags on it? They're so dumb like seriously.

Kalosfcp Friday, August 19, 2016

GD's Korean, He's being patriotic of his own country. Everybody celebrates their country's independence day. What's so wrong about that. Please stop fanwars.

DJ_OKOV4 (Banned) Wednesday, August 17, 2016

i dunno why Korean hate Japanesse so much, we want peace not war SK. peace

Andaru  DJ_OKOV4 (Banned) Wednesday, August 17, 2016

That is precisely the issue unfortunately. The fact that some Japanese don't know why Koreans dislike them at times. If the Japanese were more informed on the history between Korea and Japan, Korea has every right and reason to dislike Japan. If the Japanese knew about the history between Korea and Japan, BS like this would not happen. BTW S.Korea has never waged war on another country in it's entire history. (They were never the aggressor).

DJ_OKOV4 (Banned) Andaru Wednesday, August 17, 2016

yeah i've ever talk to Japanesse teenager and they don't know about Japan History. but i think hatin other country like this can't change anything,

Andaru  DJ_OKOV4 (Banned) Wednesday, August 17, 2016

So you are saying that Koreans should forget and move on? That will never ever happen unfortunately. How would you feel if your grandparents were treated like slaves by the Japanese for 35 years. Of course, it does not impact me directly because I wasn't born during that time, but it still leaves a bad taste in your mouth(This is where the animosity that Koreans feel come from). How would you feel if someone didn't give 2 shits about something that you truly cherish and cared about? That is the ongoing drama between Korea and Japan at the moment. Japanese gov't doesn't care enough about the history between Korea and Japan as much as Koreans do. To me, it is 100x easier to give someone a history lesson than telling them to forget about it. Once Japanese citizens learn the history will their attitude and thoughts begin to change towards Korea. Just letting you know =)

DJ_OKOV4 (Banned) Andaru Wednesday, August 17, 2016

did i say that? i say stop hatin other country like this don't you get it? ok what the achievement you got from something like this.

Andaru  DJ_OKOV4 (Banned) Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It wasn't directly towards you. Also I am not spewing hate speech. It's to inform misinformed individuals like yourself. What do I achieve from this? A'lot because it is something that is important to me and many others. Also, your response shows you completely missed the point I was trying to get across -_-

jinssam  DJ_OKOV4 (Banned) Thursday, August 18, 2016

I'm sorry, I think you read the article wrong. The JAPANESE are pissed that GD is celebrating Korea's Independence Day. But you're saying Koreans hate the Japanese so much? lol

Ulla jinssam Saturday, September 17, 2016

It's not entirely wrong to say older korean and chinese generations hate japanese. My grandparents hate them as well bc they killed most of our race just bc they hated on Chinese for dumping them to Japan after they had criminal records back in China. But the world has changed, it's not good to hate on them because of the past mistakes their ancestors did to their countries. However, the past haunts even if you attempt to alter history. Back to the topic, I think those japanese need to think before saying anything. GD is not just famous in Japan. So does that mean he should carry like 20 flags of other countries on KOREAN independence day? Like wtf. Does nobody know that he's carrying a korean flag bc he is a KOREAN?

Ilove_2ne1 Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Some people are just plain stupid.

chubbyabbyyy Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Why do you need to be considerate when it comes to celebrating your own country's independence day...-____- You follow GD for his music but why you gotta intervene what he does? These ppl follow GD and know that he is korean so they should respect GD and korean tradition or whatever.

ButabutaBingo Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bitch mode on ever where. sigh

Haha_dumbo Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hahahahaha some j-fans are being DUMB&DUMBER..

mi_goreng Wednesday, August 17, 2016

um why are the Japanese fans overreacting? It's his country's independence day is he not allowed to celebrate? smh.

Nacchan mi_goreng Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I think some Japanese kids have misunderstood he is right winger korean because Japanese don't celebrate anniversary with their national flag unless they are right wingers or politician.

Nacchan Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Most Japanese fans don't  care.

Adriel_YG_stan Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It's their country's Independence Day!  What do those Japanese fans expect?  I think every country Independence Day needs to be celebrated and openly speak about it,  should GD betray his country?  The moment you become a fan,  you need to be matured on who the artist really is and respect comes first- you support his music and you didn't own him!

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