Posted by germainej AKP STAFF Friday, January 25, 2019

Hwang Chi Yeol receives backlash for comments on China's air quality


Hwang Chi Yeol is receiving backlash for his comments about China's air quality on the January 23rd episode of 'Radio Star'.

The singer is known for his popularity with Chinese fans, but he's been getting heat from Chinese netizens after his appearance on 'Radio Star'. Hwang Chi Yeol previously stated, "When I arrived at the airport in China, I couldn't see in front of me. It made me think how bad the air quality is, and after drinking water, I felt that the water tasted different too." He added, "Those things don't matter to me." 

However, he's now climbed to #1 on Chinese social media site Weibo for his comments, and netizens in the country commented, "I guess he's made all the money he can in China," "China doesn't welcome you," and more.

Stay tuned for updates on Hwang Chi Yeol.

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changminbaby7,789 pts Friday, January 25, 2019 1
Friday, January 25, 2019

So he is getting money from China then he should cover up the fact of environmental problems there ? he was stating what he experienced?? they get triggered easily and there we go they want fake people who always compliment them, bye freedom of speech


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trogdorthe8th8,346 pts Friday, January 25, 2019 2
Friday, January 25, 2019

But........the air quality is poor in China? I've friends who've worked and currently work there, and it's a serious issue in the larger cities. I know people that actually had to leave work that they enjoyed because the air quality either gave them health issues, or exacerbated ones they already had. It's not like it's a secret, there have been numerous reports over the decades of the growing issues with air quality in China. They can't sit there and get offended by an issue that's so blatantly obvious.


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