Posted by Janie-Reign Sunday, October 25, 2020

Korean netizens file national petition to ban Lay, Victoria, Kyulkyung, Cheng Xiao & more from actively promoting in Korea


Korean netizens have filed a national petition to ban certain idols from promoting in Korea.

In light of the recent historical controversy, Korean netizens have created a petition to ban idols including EXO's Layf(x)'s Victoria, former PRISTIN member Kyulkyung, Cosmic Girls' Cheng Xiao, Xuanyi, Meiqi, and more from promoting in Korea. As reported, netizens have expressed rage over the past several days as several Chinese K-Pop idols began to show their support in commemorating China's military involvement in the Korean War. 

In the petition, netizens argued that they "do not wish to see those who seek to change the historical narrative while brazenly continuing their promotions in South Korea." The petition also noted that "China continues to make propagandistic materials to commemorate their involvement, creating films and broadcasting documentaries during prime time on television.

Furthermore, the petition supporters argued that these idols have "gained popularity by debuting in Korea," and that they are now using their influence to distort the narrative of Korean history. The petition reads, "This gesture is gaining momentum, as it is influencing other Chinese audiences and international viewers who are not knowledgeable in Korea's history.

As of October 25 at 9:55 PM KST, the petition has over 11,711 supporters and has since been undergoing review by the petition administrators.

What do you think of this issue?

  1. Cheng Xiao
  2. Meiqi
  3. Xuanyi
  4. EXO
  5. Lay
  6. f(x)
  7. Victoria
  8. Kyulkyung
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SMsKKSilence310 pts Sunday, October 25, 2020 15
Sunday, October 25, 2020

To be honest I agree with the petition. China is the first to scream and cry at the slightest hint of anything done against them and in return they constantly shit on and abuse their power over other countries. Most of those idols already don't promote in Korea but I think it's the statement that matters and what it entails for anymore Chinese people running to Korea just to gain popularity. If they want to be a puppet for their government, by all means, they can go ahead. That doesn't mean they get a pass in Korea though for that kind of behavior. You don't bite the hand that feeds you. Everyone knows that.

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LuluM1,596 pts Sunday, October 25, 2020 21
Sunday, October 25, 2020

They aren't going to get anywhere with this petition. Most of the idols listed here aren't even actively promoting in SK any more anyway

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