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How are Japanese netizens reacting to Tiffany's controversy?

By yckim124   Monday, August 15, 2016   166,292   9,045   522



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While Girls' Generation's Tiffany has been the center of harsh criticism from Korean netizens for her recent SNS posts, Japanese netizens portrayed mixed reactions toward her controversy. 

Some are standing by Tiffany's side, defending the star by saying "Koreans are so negative and critical against such a cute person", "I guess people from other countries also think the rising sun flag has a cool design", "I think Tiffany knew it. Awesome flag", "Why is this an issue? Koreans are overreacting", and more. 

Others, however, seem discontent toward Tiffany's apology, and commented, "Don't come to Japan if you don't like us", while some even threatened the star with the words, "Do you think Japanese fans are just going to sit here and watch?" 

How do you think Tiffany should handle the controversy? 

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Kpoploxer1 Tuesday, May 23, 2017

when you use the wrong emoji........ lol

shmobo Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wasn't she just doing her job by promoting her group in the country her company scheduled an event in? her company is the one that scheduled a japanese event around a korean holiday

JustaPerson Saturday, August 20, 2016

Over reacting. Just stfu and move on with life. Instead of worrying on celebrity issues, worry about school, work, ect.

blackcassie Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It's their country's history and culture we international fans can't and don't have the right to judge anyone but it's really going overboard ... It's sensitive only because it was a japanese flag the way I see it is that she wrote babes for her photo with the members w and the flag ment that they were in japane and the heart is love for the fans .. She should've been more careful knowing how sensitive koreans are but she already apologized ... what more do you want !!!

BigBlueagain blackcassie Wednesday, August 17, 2016

They want blood and yes we DO have EVERY right to critize it. IF this tension and hatred between Korean and Japan continues to escalate, there will be violence and maybe even war. Seeing as the U.S. are allies of both countries and heavily invested in them, we'd get dragged into it. They BOTH need to get over this.

JessicaJungLove Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Attention was on blackpink and other rookie groups, of course attention seeker had to do something to be on the center again..

Taemin_is_BAE JessicaJungLove Friday, August 19, 2016

First I am just going to say how intelligent you sound. It's easy to assume that you didn't clearly think this through before deciding to write this Dow. This comment just made me really angry to see that some people don't have a brain in their head to understand that you don't judge someone if you haven't met them in real life. Tiffany unnie is in the wrong but she apologized but to sit here and read a comment stating that she meant to do it, that's just more disgusting. How can you call yourself a human and say that she did this on purpose for attention, why would she want attention like this? Think before you post a stupid and untelligent comment like this, that's just being ignorant.

808b JessicaJungLove Friday, August 19, 2016


JessicaJungLove Taemin_is_BAE Saturday, August 20, 2016

tiffany "unnie" haha how pathetic. how can you talk about intelligence after that PLEASE hahaha

Taemin_is_BAE JessicaJungLove Friday, September 16, 2016

I guess you still don't understand because the last time I checked she is older than so I am still confused as to why you think I am unintelligent by using unnie. It's called respect learn some before you post something like this making yourself seem pathetic. Learn how to be a human and stop downgrading someone else who made a mistake. Then again I guess you aren't human since you think you have never once made a mistake in your life. Thanks for the reply and I hope to see a more intelligent reply back.

waqcky Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I don't believe for a second that there was malicious intent in what she did, she apologised so everyone should either accept it and move on and if you dislike her that much, don't watch Unnies Slam Dunk or listen to her music, whatever makes you sleep at night. I understand it's upsetting because of Korea's history but the girl apologised what more do you want.

jeyjin Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I think idols do this on purpose. I think the right amount of controversy can be benficial to idols and idol groups. Gfriend, twice, RV, NCT and even BlackPink immediately after debut and they're all popular now. What about Hyuna, troublemaker, 4minute, 2ne1

keilt3 jeyjin Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What happened with black pink?

jeyjin keilt3 Wednesday, August 17, 2016

yg scheduled the showcase at the same time as another group, supposedly copying RV,etc. There was so much at once that now im thinking maybe they do these things on purpose. it was nothing serious but it was enough to get people talking about them.

madforthis jeyjin Thursday, August 18, 2016

I highly doubt this was on purpose. I personally think that she had no idea what she was doing. To Koreans, posting the Rising Sun flag on National Liberation Day is the equivalent of posting a Swatstika on a Jewish holiday. She is being dropped from endorsements and was just fired from Unnies Slam Dunk. Let's just hope this doesn't turn into another Jay Park incident and she's forced to leave GG.

jeyjin madforthis Thursday, August 18, 2016

I only said that because i thought it was a small amount of controversy. I didn't know it was that serious :s . You would think they would cut her some slack since she's american and she probably didn't know. I sure as hell didn't know about that. I think i've seen a youtube channel use it.

Nacchan Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Only in Korea.

BlueCatiline Nacchan Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Yeah not like the United States has had any issues over flags in recent history. That'd be as dumb as people getting into fights over swimsuits or something, amirite

krell BlueCatiline Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Or, how about the USA situation with "SONS OF THE CONFEDERACY" automobile license plates? NOT to mention the CONFEDERATE FLAG situation at the STATE CAPITAL in USA STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA.

krell BlueCatiline Wednesday, August 17, 2016

https:// en. wikipedia. org /wiki/Walker_v._Texas_Division,_Sons_of_Confederate_Veterans ... <-- 'SONS OF CONFEDERACY' (USA) Automobile License Plate controversy that was decided by USA SUPREME COURT (2015).

littlerabbit21 Tuesday, August 16, 2016

first of all they should have a tour near the own country independence day. So both tiffany and sm are wrong but tiffany should have known better! Her mistake but  hope the other member don't get hate as well!

eromakk Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What's wrong with SM anyway? Make a tour in Japan near the Independence Day, are they dumb or what? Tiffany is wrong about it, but SM is wrong too.

broooooo eromakk Tuesday, August 16, 2016

There was a lot of controversy in the Money management by SM. Of course, many Kpop idols do not get paid too much. The company keeps a large majority of it. SM have also been investigated for stashing money overseas to avoid paying tax on the money he collected. He is a very money oriented man so money would probably be a solid reason why he scheduled it that day

eromakk broooooo Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Yeah, but doing that they created a huge controversy into the "nation's group". Of course, one is consequence of another and all this could be avoided if he respect such an important day for Korea.

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