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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, November 9, 2018

Designer of the controversial shirt that Jimin wore speaks up about the issues on the atomic bomb photo and more

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The designer of the controversial shirt thatJiminwore has spoken up about the issue.

CEO Lee Kwang Jae of LJ Company, the designer company of the 'ourhistory' shirt, had aninterview with DongAon November 9.

Lee stated, "Street fashion was a trend when I started the brand. I have a great interest in history and designed the shirt thinking that young people can also become interested in history if I include history in fashion."


Regarding the controversial photo of the atomic bomb on the shirt, Lee said, "That part was not included to mock Japan. It was simply added to show the truth and the process of how theliberation of Korea came about when Japan surrendered after the atomic bombs."



As for BTS' schedule cancellation forTV Asahi's 'Music Station,' Lee said, "I was very startled and apologetic after learning this fact. We did not intend to encourage anti-Japan sentiments and we are very apologetic to BTS."

In the midst of the controversy, the shirts have been sold out on the official 'ourhistory' website. To NewDaily, Lee stated, "Our company is relatively small as of now. Only a small amount is being manufactured for China and Hong Kong,and themajority is domestic sales." He revealed, "The shirt of the issue was sold out a long time ago but requests for reproduction is soaring since the issue came to surface 3 weeks ago."
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GoodMusic Friday, November 9, 2018 1
Friday, November 9, 2018

They should just stop producing the line. It's causing such a huge controversy and he's on about soaring sales.

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Faith_Kim Friday, November 9, 2018 3
Friday, November 9, 2018

I think the idea of a korean independence shirt is fine but putting an atomic bomb on there was insensitive. Jimin wasn't wrong for wearing the shirt but he should have been more careful and selective as to what his shirt depicted, considering how famous BTS is in Japan.

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