Chaeyoung offers an apology.
The South Korean rapper who is a member of girl group TWICEShe released a message after posting a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt with a swastika graphic in a now-deleted Instagram post.
“Hello, this is Chaeyoung from TWICE. My sincere apologies for the Instagram post,” the 23-year-old wrote in a statement shared on Instagram on March 21. “I didn’t quite get the meaning of the tilted swastika in the t-shirt I was wearing. I deeply apologize for not reviewing it thoroughly, which is a matter of concern.”
Chaeyoung continued by saying that she will make different decisions in the future.
“I will be absolutely vigilant in the future to ensure a similar situation doesn’t happen again,” she wrote. “Again, sincerely apologize.”
Chaeyoung’s t-shirt in the since-deleted photo featured an image from the ’70s sex guns‘ Sid Vicious wearing a top with a swastika on it, per Billboard.
The girl group TWICE with Chaeyoung, Nayeon, jeongyeon, mummy, A lot, Ji Hyo, mine, Dahyun And tzuyuwas formed in 2015 in the reality show Sixteen created by JYP Entertainment and Mnet.