An incident involving popular streamer Vanessa Wolf and TWICE‘s Chaeyoung has caught the attention of fans following the group’s recent concert in Brazil. During the group’s performance, as Chaeyoung appeared on the big screen, Wolf was recorded yelling “Racist! Nazi!” from the audience, stirring controversy and reigniting discussions around Chaeyoung’s past scandal.
The incident references last year’s scandal when Chaeyoung faced backlash for wearing a T-shirt adorned with the image of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious wearing a Nazi swastika. The photo, which has since been deleted, led to Chaeyoung issuing a public apology on her Instagram account, followed by 8.6 million netizens.
In her statement, the 23-year-old singer expressed remorse for her oversight regarding the symbol’s historical and cultural implications.
I deeply apologise for not thoroughly reviewing it, causing concern. I will pay absolute attention in the future to prevent any situation similar from happening again.
— TWICE’s Chaeyoung
Vanessa Wolf — who gained popularity through her gaming content and streams on Twitch — posted the video of her shouting at Chaeyoung on Instagram, sparking a wave of reactions from both fans and critics. The incident has not only brought Chaeyoung’s past apology back into the spotlight but has also raised questions about the boundaries of fan interactions with artists during live performances.
Defaming an idol at her concert, attacking her and taking these accusations outside of stan twt is a crime. Deleting your stories won’t change anything, apologize to Chaeyoung and TWICE. pic.twitter.com/4L4uVOEwFJ
— 😵 (@yslpopviral) February 6, 2024
Meanwhile, fans are calling on JYP Entertainment — the group’s management company — to take action against concertgoers who engage in what they perceive as “attacks” on the members.
Please take the necessary measures to protect the artists.https://t.co/HWklIlgu1A
— READY TO BE TOUR (@readytobetour) February 6, 2024
Seemingly, Vanessa has seen the controversy caused online, as a few hours after the concert, she tweeted an image that read, “What a problem! I’ll go to sleep!”
— Wanessa Wolf 🐺 (@wanessaw0lf) February 7, 2024
Chaeyoung’s previous scandal left an indelible mark on her public image, with some netizens continuing to hold her accountable despite her apology and expressed intent to be more mindful in the future. This recent incident at the TWICE concert in Brazil serves as a stark reminder of the lasting impact such controversies can have on artists for a long time.
JYP Entertainment hasn’t responded to the fans’ calls for better protection or made a statement regarding Vanessa’s video.