A K-Pop star apologized for wearing a T-shirt with the Nazi swastika on it — just days after she performed in a shirt emblazoned with the QAnon logo
- Chaeyoung of the K-Pop girl group Twice apologized for wearing a shirt with a Nazi swastika on it.
- She posted an apology on her Instagram saying she "didn't correctly recognize" the symbol's meaning.
A member of the popular K-Pop girl group Twice came under fire for wearing a T-shirt with a Nazi swastika on it.
In a picture posted on her Instagram which has since been deleted, Twice singer Chaeyoung sported a T-shirt printed with the image of Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious. The image of Vicious appeared to show a Nazi swastika on his chest, per Variety.
Chaeyoung posted an apology on her Instagram on Tuesday, saying that she "didn't correctly recognize the meaning of the tilted swastika in the T-shirt."
"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," she wrote.
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Just a few days before her apology, Chaeyoung wore another controversial piece of clothing while performing with the other eight members of the girl group Twice. She wore a shirt emblazoned with a QAnon symbol and slogan while on stage during the South Korean music television program "Show! Music Core."
The top Chaeyoung wore had the QAnon movement's rallying cry on it — "Where we go one, we go all."
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QAnon is a conspiracy theory based on the false belief that former President Donald Trump is working in secret to destroy a cabal of pedophiles who worship Satan. QAnon merchandise — much like the shirt Chaeyoung wore — has been sold on e-commerce platforms like Amazon and worn by people who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Twice's parent company JYP Entertainment did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment regarding Chaeyoung's views on the QAnon movement.
The controversy comes just after Twice's new mini-album, "Ready to Be" climbed to the second spot on Billboard 200, South Korean news outlet Yonhap News reported on Monday.
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