Super Junior Siwon has been heavily criticized for liking a tweet about a subject that covers police brutality in Hong Kong, the chain of events that happened afterward is nothing short of puzzling and it led to Siwon not only issuing one apology but two apologies.
In his first apology, Super Junior Siwon says that he wished for the violence to stop in Hong Kong and for peace to be reached. Despite his initial statement, one of his biggest fanclubs in China which has more than 90,000 fans closed down. He was still attacked by Chinese netizens for his apology.
On November 26, Super Junior Siwon ended up issuing a second apology that angered Korean netizens this time. To his official Weibo account, he wrote,
“I apologize for disappointing you with what I recently caused and for hurting your feelings due to my wrongdoings on twitter.”
He apologized over and over again in his statement but shocked everybody when he said this,
“I do not deny that Hong Kong is a part of China.
I express my deep apologies to everyone. I am sorry.”
It’s uncommon for a celebrity to write two apology statements. This also makes Super Junior Siwon the first Korean Kpop idol to state that Hong Kong belongs to China. His second apology trended in South Korea, k-netizens bashed him for changing his stance and for saying that Hong Kong is a part of China, many K-netizens support the Hong Kong protests.
What do you think of the second apology?