4Minute Gayoon Apologizes for Flipping the BirdPosted: January 19, 2011
Though Korean people don’t take as much offense to the finger as in some Western countries, many Koreans still know what it means, and they know it isn’t good.
On the 16th, the 4Minute member offered up her apologies on their official online cafe, “Because of a thoughtless act, I caused many people concern. For that, I am truly sorry.”
Netizens are responding, “After looking, she just played a joke without really thinking, but it isn’t an act representative of her personal principles,” and “It just seems like she isn’t showing discretion for each and every little thing.”
The photo was posted on fellow member Jiyun‘s Twitter account (@4M_Jiyunit) on January 15th, quickly garnering the attentions of netizens. Jiyun didn’t seem to know the power of Twitter, as she is still new to the website. The photo has been removed from her account.