Girls' Generation Tiffany has been embroiled in Rising Sun Flag controversy from quite some time, and her woes don't seem to end anytime soon. The girl group member is receiving major backlash from the fans, which has ultimately led her to lose few good future projects in the k-pop industry.
As per reports, the American-born singer has previously apologized for her act by issuing a handwritten letter, but unfortunately, the letter received a poor reception because of its vague content. Apparently, Tiffany has posted yet another expression of regret for hurting the sentiments of the nationals.
In her second pardon, the songstress has made herself responsible for the wrong doings, with a genuine request for forgiveness. She wrote: " I was not knowledgeable about the history of the Rising Sun Flag, and I was not sensitive to the history of that pain. I'm very sorry for breaking your hearts due to my horribleness and carelessness. I bow my head in apology to those who believed in me and cheered me on. "
Read the full text here:
"Hello, this is Tiffany.
On top of making such a big mistake, I was unable to muster the courage to give a sincere apology for 10 days after I wrote you all, who I've disappointed and hurt, a lacking apology letter.
Firstly, I ask for your forgiveness for being late with a fearful and trembling heart. I'll do my best to deliver a sincere apology to you and what I should've given earlier on the day I made a big mistake.
On the National Liberation Day of Korea, I made the mistake of posting a design that included the Rising Sun Flag to social media. I've made a mistake that should not have been made when thinking of the meaning of Independence Day.
As many people have already warned me, I was not knowledgeable about the history of the Rising Sun Flag, and I was not sensitive to the history of that pain. I'm very sorry for breaking your hearts due to my horribleness and carelessness. I bow my head in apology to those who believed in me and cheered me on.
I've been able to do music because of your unchanging support and love until now, which I'm thankful for. However, despite being loved by you all for so long, I did not know basic Korean history well. I'm very embarrassed that I did not study in more detail.
Though I've always been thankful and felt pride as a singer who spreads Korean culture, I've once again realized how much more I need to feel responsibility and study. I won't forget that responsibility as someone in the public eye.
I once again would like to extend my apologetic heart for causing concern on Independence Day because of the mistake I made. After realizing my mistake, the quick apology I wrote at the airport was not careful, and I apologize again for how lacking it was. I've spent each day regretting and feeling sorry for losing the chance to give a sincere apology. It's late, but I earnestly hope my sincerity is delivered.
This incident has let me know what's most important. I'll do my best to study and learn the things that are more important than singing and dancing from now on.
Thank you very much for reading my long, late letter."