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K-pop stars show support for penalized Korean short track skater, Chinese netizens outraged

Korean celebrities have voiced their support for a Korean athlete following the controversial results of short track speed skating at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Specifically, last night, in the men’s 1000m short track speed skating competition, Korean athlete Hwang Dae Heon was eliminated from the final after being pulled by a Chinese athlete, resulting in a victory for the Chinese athletes, who took home gold and silver medals. When the Korean team appealed this case to the International Skating Federation, the Federation rejected the appeal.

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This incident also attracted the attention of many Korean stars, some of whom directly posted cheering posts and expressed outrage on their personal SNS. This has angered Chinese netizens and caused the following Korean stars to be criticized on Weibo: BTS’s RM, BTS’s J-Hope and sister, TXT’s Tae Hyun, B.I, Girl’s Day’s Minah, Park Ju-hyun, former Wonder Girls’ Ahn So Hee, Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon, Changmo,…

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