aespa Winter, whose hometown is Yangsan, used the Gyeongsangdo dialect to communicate with fans but some netizens accused her of being an Ilbe extremist.
“Did you eat a lot of delicious food?” Winter asked her fans in a cute way.
Her fans then replied, “Yes, you eat a lot too.” to which she responded “You must have eaten a lot. Good good.”
Winter then said, “Why are you laughing so hard? What’s so funny? Wasn’t it cute?”
It was nothing more than an ordinary conversation for those living in the Gyeongsang province as she was using the dialect of Gyeongsang. However, some started to accuse Winter of using the “No” grammar and criticized her for using the extremist website Ilbe’s way of talking.
The extremist website Ilbe is known for using the “No” grammar in the sentence to make fun of the late President Roh Moo-hyun.
The contents of Winter’s conversation with fans spread on various online communities are causing a heated debate among netizens.
Meanwhile, Winter appeared on JTBC’s “Knowing Bros” last month and said she was from Yangsan, Gyeongsan Province. Winter confessed, “When I met someone who speaks in dialect, I will speak in dialect too.”