Park Shin Hye Attacked With Malicious Comments After Posting A Photo Of Hanbok Online

Actress Park Shin Hye recently received an attack of malicious comments from Chinese netizens on her Instagram after posting a photo of her wearing a hanbok. In the photo, she is wearing a green hanbok and showing off her elegant figure and bright smile.

#hanbok #koreantraditionalclothes I thought I had worn it enough during the filming of ‘The Royal Tailor’, but it’s always nice to wear it again.

— Park Shin Hye

But after this post was uploaded, she was bombarded with tons of malicious comments from Chinese netizens regarding the hanbok.

  • “Isn’t the hanbok an improved version of traditional Chinese clothing?”
  • “Hanbok is developed by improving traditional Chinese clothing.”

After seeing this, Korean netizens shot right back as a response.

  • “You guys really have a lot of time on your hands.”
  • “Were you brainwashed altogether?”
  • “Why are you doing this. This is pathetic.”

The hanbok controversy has been a hot topic in recent events as well. At the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, they featured women in hanbok as representatives of 56 ethnic minorities.

A performer, second from right, wearing the traditional Korean hanbok dress | Lim Hwa-young/AP

With the controversy growing, the Chinese Embassy in Korea stated, “The hanbok belongs to the Korean Peninsula and also belongs to the Chinese Joseon. The Chinese Joseon and the Korean Peninsula have the same ancestry. They have a common traditional culture, including clothing.” However, this statement to try and reduce the anti-China sentiment only bought antipathy. 

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