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IVE’s Jang Wonyoung And Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun Both Receive Hate Comments For Celebrating The “Lunar New Year”

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In celebration of the Lunar New Year, also referred to as Seollal in Korea and by Koreans, K-Pop idols have been sharing festive posts on their social media platforms.

Likewise, IVE‘s Jang Wonyoung and Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun also wished their fans a luck-filled 2023 via Instagram

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Have a happy Seollal 🤍

— IVE’s Jang Wonyounng

…dressed in the traditional Korean hanbok attires.

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Wishing you a prosperous new year ❤
Happy Lunar New Year 🙇🏻‍♀️

— Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun

Both stars captioned the posts referring to the holiday as either Seollal or Lunar New Year; Though this has unfortunately caused an influx of hate comments for being a “cultural appropriation” of the Chinese New Year.

IVE’s Jang Wonyoung confronted haters flooding her Instagram comments section with vomiting and middle finger emotes…

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Comments under Jang Wonyoung’s post. | @for_everyoung10/Instagram

…while Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun saw the same “Happy Chinese New Year” comments “fixing” her…



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