Since her debut, Sakura never hesitated to voice her true feelings about the matter, which is considered sensitive in Korea.
Recently in an interview with Weverse Magazine, LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura discussed her thoughts, dreams, as well as upcoming challenges. Among those is a question about her previous review of the Japanese LGBT movie “Close-Knit”, which is drawing the attention of netizens.
The question is as follows:
You also wrote a movie column in Japan. I was really impressed with your review of Close-Knit, where you said, “We need to develop a better understanding of LGBTQ community.”
To which, Sakura answered:
“There was actually an atmosphere of caution around idols speaking their minds around that time. But I thought I could say that anyway. Idols don’t just sing and dance on stage—they can also be role models for people, and someone who is always by their side for others.
So I wanted to let people know there were others with these kinds of thoughts, and I also thought that if an idol was talking about the issue that even more people could become aware of it, too. Some day our group might sing a song about love and I have this idea that I’d like to sing about love that’s universal.”
Previously in 2017, Sakura once share her thoughts about the Japanese “Close Knit”, which featured a transgender character, and expressed her love for their experiences.