Danielle De NewJeans has been criticized for using the phrase ‘Chinese New Year’ and apologizes
On June 21st, an article entitled “New Jeans Danielle Chinese New Year” was published in various online communities such as FM Korea, Nate Pann and theqoo.
The article contained messages Danielle sent to her fans on January 19th via ADOR’s exclusive communication app for NewJeans, Phonening. Daniel said: “What are you doing, rabbits, for Chinese New Year?” »
Only Korean netizens didn’t like that she used the phrase “Chinese New Year”.
Many pointed out that it should be called “Lunar New Year” because it is a day celebrated by many Asian countries such as Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines, and not just a holiday in China.
Danielle’s facial expression in particular seems unusual as she is not a Chinese citizen but has dual citizenship (Korea and Australia).
It is also a very sensitive issue for South Korea, especially since China is trying to appropriate Korean cultural assets such as kimchi or hanbok.
In response to the criticism, Danielle left a message on the band’s official Instagram account apologizing for her choice of words.
Here is what she wrote:
“Hello, this is Danielle from NewJeans Danielle. On January 19th, I sent a message by phone saying, “What are you bunnies doing for Chinese New Year? I realized I made a mistake and deleted it immediately, but many people have already received the message, making it irreversible.
Lunar New Year is a national holiday in many countries and regions including our country, so my expression was inappropriate and I deeply regret it. I also apologize to any rabbits who have been hurt or disappointed as a result.
I won’t forget it and will try to be more careful and thoughtful from now on.
I’m sorry again. »
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