Tiffany Apologizes for Posting Japanese Symbols on Korean Liberation Day

Girls’ Generation member Tiffany came under fire by the Korean netizens and media today for posting on Snapchat using a filter containing images of the Japanese Rising Sun flag.

Today (August 15) is Liberation Day in Korea, commemorating the day that Korea achieved its independence from Japanese imperialism, so Tiffany’s use of a Snapchat filter containing a symbol of Japanese imperialism struck many as insensitive and unpatriotic.

Tiffany has just apologized for the post, uploading an handwritten note to Instagram with the following message:

Hello, this is Tiffany.

I am sorry for causing so many people concern through my mistake on this important day of deep meaning.

I am personally very embarrassed for disappointing so many due to this sort of mistake, and I am deeply self-reflecting on it.

From now on, I will bear in mind that my actions and comments are in the public eye. I’ll try to become a person who always thinks thoroughly before she acts.

Once again, I am sorry for making such a huge mistake through my own inadequacies.

Check out the screencaps of Tiffany’s Snapchat filter use and her handwritten apology below, and be sure to stick around moonROK for more updates on all of your favorite Kpop artists and idols.


Source: Tiffany’s Instagram

Images courtesy of Tiffany’s Snapchat and Instagram
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