Sana of TWICE Triggers South Korean Netizens

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TWICE member Sana seems to have done something to annoy the people of South Korea who were watching the recent Melon Music Awards 2017.

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The incident involves singer-songwriter IU who gave a spectacular performance of ‘Through the Night‘ and ‘Dear Name‘. You can see the performance below.

So what exactly happened? Well, it turns out that while the members of TWICE were returning to their seats, each member passed by IU while bowing their heads, a gesture showing respect and also a way to greet one another. All except Sana, who walked right past the singer-songwriter as if she wasn’t there. You can see the actual incident happening in the video below from 1:39. 

Of course, we must keep in mind, it is highly probable that the whole thing is just a small misunderstanding that South Korean netizens are over-reacting about, especially the ones that are IU fans. Both Japanese and South Korean culture involve bowing to greet and show respect, but they can also differ in when the gesture is used. And on a side note, it was surprising to see IU sit all alone during the event as well. What do you think? Is Sana’s behavior something that South Korean netizens should point out and criticize? Or is it all just a misunderstanding that has spiraled out of control? 

 

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