The TWICE member has been criticized by Chinese netizens after showing a Taiwanese flag on variety show “My Little Television” and with her nationality listed as Taiwanese on the teaser image of the show.
While Taiwan is a self-sustaining government, Taiwan being an independent country from China is still an issue. As a result, Chinese netizens are not pleased with the nationality which Tzuyu chose.
Following the controversy, an apology from Tzuyu herself has been uploaded. However, some netizens have criticized her management agency JYP Entertainment for allegedly not supporting Tzuyu and have wondered if the agency had forced her to apologize for the sake of business matters.
In light of the criticisms, JYP Entertainment has issued a statement denying the claims.
The agency reveals, “We are releasing our stance on the misconceptions regarding TWICE’s Tzuyu’s apology.
Since she is underage, we discussed with her parents from the start regarding what to do and we have waited until her parents were in Korea.
The label could not and should not force an individual to think a certain way and this have never happened. Tzuyu’s parents came to Korea and talked to her. They made the decisions and handled the apology.
Since she is still working hard, Tzuyu and her parents want this situation to be resolved as soon as possible. They hope that everyone would support Tzuyu.”
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