Super Junior Siwon is under heavy criticism for his social media activities!
On November 24, Super Junior Siwon liked a Korean news outlet tweet with a link to a translated CNN interview with Patrick Chow, a 21-year-old unarmed protestor who was shot and was critically injured by a police officer in Hong Kong.
The content of the interview didn’t sit well with Chinese netizens who support the one-China policy, Chinese netizens now believe he supports Hong Kong protests. One netizen captured a screenshot of the tweet he liked and it blew up on Weibo generating massive backlash from Chinese netizens.
Super Junior Siwon ended up apologizing on his Weibo account, he said that he was expressing his interest and hopes for the situation of chaos and violence in Hong Kong to end soon; he ended his statement with a sincere apology for his actions.
Despite his apology, his Chinese fan club that had over 90,000 followers announced their decision to shut down.
On the other hand, k-netizens and international fans support Super Junior Siwon, they heavily criticized Chinese netizens for trying to sensor Siwon and restrict his freedom of speech.
What do you think of this situation?