TWICE Sana is in hot waters for something she posted to TWICE’s official Instagram account.
April 30, 2019, is the last day of the current Japanese imperial era with Emperor Akihito, he has given up on his throne after 30 years and 3 months, he will step down so his son takes his position.
What makes this even more special for Japanese people is that usually, the position is given for the next in line when the current emperor passes away but Akihito decided to give up the throne and his son ‘will ascend to the Japanese throne on May 1’ according to CNN.
TWICE Sana, a Japanese member of the popular girl group, expressed her feelings about the end of the Heisei era.
In her post, she expressed that she’s sad the Heisei era is coming to an end considering the fact that she was someone who was born in that era. She also says she’s going to face a new era and complete the last day of Heisei era neatly. She also thanked Heisei.
The relationship between South Korea and Japan is tense these days due to many reasons [please refer to news outlets that cover political news on both sides]. Korean netizens were less than pleased with what Sana wrote, a lot of netizens heavily criticized her post and called her out for writing that post to TWICE official group account. But why?
TWICE members have rarely ever posted anything in relation to Korean politics, thus, many k-netizens wonder why Sana would write something about Japanese politics on their official account.
Many asked Sana to be more cautious expressing her political views or talking about it since she’s promoting in South Korea.
Netizens left comments such as, “Rude,” “you shouldn’t have done this,” “TWICE didn’t post anything at all during Korea’s Independence Day. Why is she posting that in all Japanese?”
Others are defending Sana and stating that she’s been receiving so much hate due to an innocent post and that she didn’t mean anything bad by writing that.
What do you think of this?