(G)I-DLE‘s Yuqi Sparks Controversy with Controversial Remarks on Chinese Variety Show
(G)I-DLE‘s Chinese member, Yuqi, has found herself embroiled in a heated controversy after her recent appearance on a Chinese variety show.
On July 17th, an interview video featuring Yuqi and Minnie from (G)I-DLE was uploaded to Zhejiang Satellite TV’s official YouTube channel.
In the interview, the show’s producer (PD) asked Yuqi and Minnie to convey a message to their Chinese fans.
Yuqi took the opportunity to express her plans, stating, “I plan to visit Hong Kong after Taiwan this time.” She added with a smile, “I want to give a little surprise. If there’s time, I ask for your continued interest.”
However, these comments quickly ignited a controversy due to their implications regarding Taiwan’s status.
Yuqi‘s remarks seemed to align with the “One China” policy, which asserts that mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and other regions are inseparable and that the legitimate government of China is the People’s Republic of China.
In response, Taiwanese fans expressed disappointment and discontent with Yuqi‘s comments.
Some fans also highlighted the lack of consideration shown towards (G)I-DLE member Shuhua, who is of Taiwanese nationality.
The controversy has sparked discussions about the sensitivity surrounding political issues and the responsibility of celebrities when making public statements that touch upon geopolitical matters.
Meanwhile, on July 14th, (G)I-DLE made their debut in the United States with their first digital single titled “I DO.” The group has also embarked on their second world tour, aiming to connect with their international fanbase and bring their music to global audiences.