Chung-ha, who showed her affection for hanbok by saying it was a “traditional Korean culture,” is being bombarded with comments from Chinese netizens.
On her birthday on Feb 9th, Chung-ha hosted a live broadcast through Naver V Live. During the broadcast, Chung-ha received a number of questions from her fans.
Chung-ha mentioned hanbok in the process. She said, “I wore hanbok for this season’s greeting. Everyone, it’s hanbok. Hanbok. Keep that in mind. Hanbok, Korea’s traditional costume,” she emphasized. Overseas fans are reportedly also interested in this broadcast.
Chung-ha seems to have made the remarks in consideration of the controversial appearance of a Chinese woman in hanbok at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
The V LIVE video was also posted on Chung-ha‘s Instagram account. Chinese netizens are then furious. They then commented on Chung-ha‘s SNS, saying, “Why do you steal China’s history and culture?” “Don’t steal Chinese traditional culture again,” and “Hanbok is Chinese national attire.” “Please learn history well and talk to me again.”
After seeing this, Korean netizens responded, “The purpose of Chinese netizens is to repeatedly do this to an extent that we will reduce the mention of hanbok and watch out for them before doing anything. We should mention this more without getting caught up in this strategy,” “It’s funny to see them go anywhere and terrorize in the comments just because someone talked about hanbok,” “Why are you angry when Koreans wear Korea’s hanbok?” and ” Ignore the Chinese’ reaction.”
Recently, Korean celebrities who mentioned hanbok are constantly receiving malicious comments from Chinese netizens. Hyo-yeon and Park Shin-hye were also attacked after posting photos related to hanbok.