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Actor Tom Felton, known best for playing the role of Draco Malfoy in the film adaptation of J.K Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series, has been receiving a lot of criticism from fans after photos of him wearing a Japanese rising sun t-shirt were uploaded on Instagram.

To Koreans, the rising sun flag of the Japanese imperial army is the equivalent to the Nazi party symbol to the Jewish people. Of course, it seems that not many people were actually aware of this until recent times when South Korea's existence became better known to the world through K-Pop.

Actor Tom Felton Apologizes For Wearing Rising Sun T-Shirt

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Below is Tom Felton's statement of apology.

 

And below are some comments left by various netizens, some of who were Japanese as well.

Actor Tom Felton Apologizes For Wearing Rising Sun T-Shirt

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Actor Tom Felton Apologizes For Wearing Rising Sun T-Shirt

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Actor Tom Felton Apologizes For Wearing Rising Sun T-Shirt

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Actor Tom Felton Apologizes For Wearing Rising Sun T-Shirt

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Actor Tom Felton Apologizes For Wearing Rising Sun T-Shirt

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While Koreans will naturally find this offensive and believe that an apology was in order, how do international fans feel about this issue? Feel free to share your thoughts!

 

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Quest
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Quest
Jan 28, 2021 03:26 pm

Everyone learns somthing new everyday many didnt know what it meant and as a Japanese women i personally didn’t know aswell

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Mar 13, 2019 08:35 am

Of course he is an idiot, he is a Hollywood thespian.

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Natalie
Feb 23, 2021 11:23 pm
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No he is not. EVERYONE makes mistakes and he did apologize:)

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Mar 11, 2019 10:57 pm

didn't TVXQ, a KOREAN group have a song called RISING SUN??

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Mar 12, 2019 09:58 am
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its the actual symbol thats offensive not the words rising sun thats just what the symbol is called,,,, having a song titled rising sun isnt offensive in any way unless ppl like u try to twist the meaning into something that it clearly isnt eye-