Super Junior’s Choi Siwon earns support from Korean fans for mentioning Dokdo
Super Junior’s Choi Siwon earned vast support from Korean fans for mentioning Dokdo.
On August 10, Choi re-tweeted the comment from the Blue House, “Dokdo is truly our territory and it is worth it to risk our lives to keep it. Let’s have national pride for Dokdo.” President Lee Myung Bak visited Dokdo on the same day.
Choi’s father Choi Ki Ho also blamed Japanese mayor Osaka Hashimoto Toru for saying that there is no proof that Japan assaulted and intimidated Korean comfort women into following the Japanese army.
Japanese fans were not happy to hear those sayings from Choi and his father. A local media outlet even reported that K-pop market has faced winter.
However, Super Junior’s EP Sexy Free & Single ranked second on the Oricon Daily Chart and the group sold over 600,000 copies on the first day of its release.
People responded: “I feel much better to hear that.” “Japanese fans are angry but Korean fans are supporting him.” “I hope that he keeps his opinion even though there are many barriers around him.” “He is firm in his convictions. He is a great Hallyu idol.” “Choi Siwon is the best.”