Meanwhile, the singer is yet to directly address the controversy despite fans’ demands for an apology.
“Sowon, please, I’m begging, officially apologise for those pictures,” another fan wrote on Twitter. “You have Jewish fans, you have black fans, we love you and we need an answer. Deleting the photo is not enough. I love you, I hope you understand.”
Did Sowon realise the mannequin was wearing a Nazi uniform?
Some fans defended the singer, suggesting that she hadn’t realised the mannequin was dressed like a Nazi.
But many found this to be a poor excuse.
i do NOT want to see “well sowon maybe didnt know” or “koreans do not know about this topic” THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR… https://t.co/LnOEicvtnL
— holly⁷ ERIC NAM KNOWS MY EXISTENCE (@holly⁷ ERIC NAM KNOWS MY EXISTENCE)
And others said it was offensive to suggest that South Koreans wouldn’t be aware of the Nazis, given the atrocities committed by Nazi-allied Japan during its occupation of Korea in the Second World War – which including forcing women into sexual slavery as “comfort women” for Japanese soldiers and subjecting Koreans to military experiments.
it baffles me to see people excuse sowon’s actions by claiming that south korean’s aren’t aware of “western” histor… https://t.co/8cts46PMAV