Friday, February 25, 2011

Was BEAST's Refusal to Wear Kimonos Good or Bad?

When Beast attended the Yumi Katsura Bridal Fashion Show, they were asked to wear kimonos, which they refused to wear. Fans praised their actions, but member Dongwoon's father had a different idea.

He tweeted, "Because Korea and Japan have problems with Dokdo currently, I think it was the best to not have asked them to wear kimonos in the first place. However, but I do not think that they should only be praised because they refused to wear kimonos. If Japanese artists were at a Korean fashion show and they refused to wear hanbok, what would you say about them? Most likely, the request to wear kimonos had nothing to do with any political issues. It was right for Beast to refuse to wear them. But it's also right that they should have worn the kimonos."

This brings to issue foreign artists currently promoting in Korea. Chinese stars such as Super Junior's Hankyung, f(x)'s Amber and Victoria and other have worn hanbok before. As Beast is currently promoting in Japan, Japanese fans might have expected them to do the same. Do you think BEAST was correct in their decision?

Credits: Max Movie, 

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