“But all the members are bowing down…” The SEVENTEEN and EVERGLOW members that did the “Chinese greetings” alone
The New Year’s greetings of SEVENTEEN and EVERGLOW’s Chinese members have been dug back online.
On the 15th, an article was posted on the online community theqoo titled, “Chinese members who do not bow because of Chinese customs.” The post showed Wang Yi-ren, a member of the group EVERGLOW, standing alone and wrapping her hand around the other hand instead of bowing at a fan signing event on Jan 2nd.
In addition, on MBC every1 “Weekly Idol,” Chinese members Jun and The8, unlike other members, also did a standing greeting. This is because Chinese people have a tradition of kneeling only to heaven, land, and parents.
Netizens who saw the post commented, “But they are making money in Korea,” “They don’t respect other countries’ cultures,” “Are they showing off their patriotism here,” and “I hope you can show respect for Korean culture when you are in Korea.”
On the other hand, there were opinions advocating, “In the case of SEVENTEEN, the MCs said it first,” and “If it’s their first time, they may not do it because it’s awkward to them.”