Chinese netizens who left critical comments on photos of Hanbok posted by actress Park Shin Hye on Instagram were greatly scolded by BTS fans.
Earlier, on February 12, Park Shin Hye posted a picture of the hanbok she wore at the hanbok wedding ceremony on Instagram, and captioned, “I thought I wore it without a circle when I took the top of #hanbok #hanbok #koreatraditionalclothes, but it’s still nice to wear it.”
Some Chinese netizens who saw the photo commented, “Isn’t it an improved version of traditional Chinese Hanbok?”, “Hanbok is Chinese clothing,” and “Korea is a thief.”
As Chinese comments continued to cross the line, BTS and Park Shin Hye fans criticized the Chinese for purple hearts, “Hanbok is so pretty”, and “Hanbok is Korean.”
Domestic netizens also cheered for Park Shin Hye, saying, “Park Shin Hye is a Hallyu star, but posting a photo of her in hanbok is amazing.”
Meanwhile, Park Shin Hye and fellow actress Choi Tae Joon got married in a private wedding on January 22 after dating for five years. The two received a lot of congratulations from the news of their marriage in November of last year and the fact that they were pregnant.