TWICEmember Chaeyoung broke her silence after getting into hot water for wearing a swastika T-shirt. On Tuesday, March 21, the K-Pop star issued a formal apology for the offensive fashion choices.
Hello, this is TWICE’s Chaeyeon. I sincerely apologize for the Instagram post. I misunderstood the meaning of the tilted swastika in the T-shirt I was wearing,” she wrote in a statement written in English and Korean. , on her Instagram account.
The 23-year-old star went on to say, “I deeply apologize for not reviewing this in its entirety, which caused concern. I will pay absolute attention in the future to prevent a similar situation from happening again. Once again, I sincerely apologize.”
The apology came after Chaeyoung wore a controversial t-shirt in a now-deleted photo. The singer was pictured seated in a restaurant booth modeling sunglasses, wearing a white polka dot long-sleeved blouse, which she paired with a white top.
The T-shirt featured a photograph from the 1970s. Sex Pistols‘ Sid Vicious in a T-shirt with a swastika. The symbol was used as the emblem of the German Nazi Party.
Disagreements aside, Chaeyoung and her group TWICE recently released their EP ‘Ready to Be: 12th Mini Album’. The new set debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It currently sits at number one on Billboard’s World Albums chart, Top Album Sales chart, Top Current Album Sales chart, and Billboard’s Tastemaker Albums chart.
Earlier this month, the girl group was honored with the Breakthrough Award at the Billboard Women in Music event. Attending the event on March 1, Tzuyu spoke about the new album during an interview on the red carpet. “We are ready to show the world more of our beautiful inner side and ready to show more of ourselves,” she teased.