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TWICE’s Chaeyoung posts apology for wearing a shirt with the Swastika symbol

This is why it’s important to know the significance of different symbols in history.

Earlier on March 21, 2023, TWICE’s Chaeyoung posted a photo of herself on Instagram, wearing a Sid Vicious T-Shirt with a visible Swastika symbol on the front. Upon seeing the post, ONCEs were quick to voice their discontent and grievances towards the TWICE member and her ignorance.


Hours after posting and after seeing the fans’ reactions, Chaeyoung took down her post and then uploaded an apology in Korean and English.

“Hello, this is Chaeyoung from TWICE.

I sincerely apologize regarding the Instagram post. I didn’t correctly recognize the meaning of the tilted swastika in the t-shirt I wore.

I deeply apologize for not thoroughly reviewing it, causing concern. I will pay absolute attention in the future to prevent any situation similar from happening again.

Sincerely apologize again.”

ONCEs also thanked Chaeyoung for immediately seeing her mistake and for apologizing quickly. However, K-Pop fans are still alarmed at how problematic symbols can go overlooked in the K-Pop industry, beginning with stylists. Others also pointed out the differences between the apologies of Chaeyooung and Tzuyu, where the latter was subject to immense hate in 2016 for simply waving the flag of her homeland (Taiwan).

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