TWICE’s Chaeyoung Deletes Instagram Post Of Her Wearing A Shirt With A Swastika After Significant Backlash

Her stylist had just come under fire for Chaeyoung’s styling.

 TWICE’s Chaeyoung has since apologized for the now-deleted post.

TWICE‘s Chaeyoung has deleted a recent Instagram post after receiving significant backlash.

TWICE’s Chaeyoung

Recently, Chaeyoung’s stylist came under fire as Chaeyoung wore an altered version of a QAnon t-shirt for the group’s recent MBC Music Core performance.

Tzuyu uploaded a picture of her with Chaeyoung to her Instagram and fans voiced their frustration with Chaeyoung’s stylist.

Tzuyu has since edited her post to remove the picture.

But only a few days later, Chaeyoung uploaded an Instagram post of her own. Which shared shots of her time in the U.S.

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Including many pictures that showed off her visuals.

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But although most of the post was innocuous, a few shots of Chaeyoung wearing a controversial t-shirt had fans instantly asking the idol to delete her post.

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The t-shirt, which can be clearly seen in one of Chaeyoung’s pictures, features a swastika, which was taken and used as an anti-Semitic symbol, most commonly associated with Nazis and contemporary white supremacist movements.

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The shirt Chaeyoung was spotted wearing features a famous image of the Sex Pistols member Sid Vicious, a punk icon who gained popularity in the 1970s. Among other things, Sid Vicious was known for his provocative fashion that occasionally included symbols like the swastika that he wore to be “provocative, not expressing any affiliation with the ideology of the Nazis, and trying to get up the noses of their parents,” according to BBC.

Despite the fact that the shirt isn’t associated with a history of promoting Nazism, many netizens feel uncomfortable that the shirt includes a swastika at all. Arguing that wearing the shirt is inexcusable.

Other netizens have suggested that Chaeyoung would likely be more familiar with the swastika as a Buddhist symbol.

In the Buddhist tradition, the swastika symbolizes the feet, or the footprints, of the Buddha. It is often placed at the beginning and end of inscriptions, and modern Tibetan Buddhists use it as a clothing decoration. With the spread of Buddhism, the swastika passed into the iconography of China and Japan, where it has been used to denote plurality, abundance, prosperity, and long life.


But regardless, netizens are especially shocked that the two recent issues with Chaeyoung’s styling happened within such a short time frame.

And others are pointing out that Chaeyoung has been spotted wearing this shirt in the past, with some netizens wondering if she owns it.

Chaeyoung has since deleted her Instagram post.

You can read more here.

TWICE Chaeyoung’s Stylist Under Fire For Controversial Music Show Outfit

Source: BBC and Britannica


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