K-Pop Star Issues Apology for Wearing Shirts Bearing QAnon and Nazi Symbols

A K-pop star who was called out for wearing QAnon and Nazi-themed T-shirts has taken to Instagram to apologize for her poor taste in clothing.

TWICE member Chaeyoung wore a shirt displaying a Nazi swastika and Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols in an Instagram photo she posted earlier this year. Chaeyoung removed the photo and replaced it with an apology after her fans voiced their disapproval of the content.

She wrote in English, “Hello, this is Chaeyoung from TWICE. I sincerely apologize regarding the Instagram post. I didn’t correctly recognize the meaning of the tilted swastika in the t-shirt I wore,”

“I deeply apologize for not thoroughly reviewing it, causing concern. I will pay absolute attention in the future to prevent any situation similar from happening again. Sincerely apologize again.”

The 23-year-old apologizes days after being similarly reprimanded for wearing a shirt with QAnon imagery. Chaeyoung wore a shirt with a Q-shaped cut out of the American flag and a portion of the phrase “Where we go one, we go all” during TWICE’s performance on MBC’s Show! Music Core over the weekend.

Twitter users were quick to note that the design alludes to the far-right political movement QAnon, which is known for defending former President Donald Trump and propagating baseless conspiracy theories.

Many TWICE fans blamed the group’s stylists for not doing their due diligence, but hopefully, Chaeyoung will learn from these fashion faux pas and choose her clothes more carefully in the future.