Kim So Hyun‘s recent Instagram post “attacked” by Chinese netizens through comments.
On Feb 11, Kim So Hyun posted a picture of her in hanbok for her drama River Where the Moon Rises on her Instagram and left a short greetings, “Everyone, have a safe and warm Lunar New Year holiday. Happy New Year.”
But soon, Chinese netizens flocked together to her post and left absurd comments one after another: “Thank you for promoting Chinese traditional culture.” “Hanfu is the best!” “Thank you for sharing the beauty of Chinese Hanfu. I didn’t know Koreans are so addicted to Chinese culture, even wear Chinese clothes and celebrate Chinese new year. This really surprised me” and “I am sorry that your way of wearing Hanfu is wrong. Traditional Hanfu is a right gusset, that is, the collar is a right-facing Y-shape. Your way of wearing it is considered a barbarian.”
They even pressed the like button in each other’s comments, further continuing their bewildering actions.
Recently, Chinese netizens started to distort history, claiming that hanbok is actually “hanfu” worn during the Ming Dynasty and insisting that “Pao Chai,” a Chinese-style pickled vegetables, is kimchi.