Kimetsu no Yaiba reawakens controversy in South Korea

Kimetsu no Yaiba reawakens controversy in South Korea

The South Korean portal Dispatch published an article expressing an open criticism of the Netflix platform for having placed the animated franchise of Kimetsu no Yaiba on its main page, specifically for placing a frame of the protagonist Tanjirou Kamado, which shows his earrings whose designs have been pointed out. as similar to the "Banner of the Rising Sun".

Kimetsu no Yaiba reawakens controversy in South Korea

«(Omission) The Netflix streaming service has been severely attacked with negative reviews after they placed a frame that alludes to the Flag of the Rising Sun, the official symbol of the Imperial Japanese Army during the occupation of East Asia, on its page principal".

«The protagonist of the popular Japanese animation franchise“ Kimetsu no Yaiba ”, Tanjirou Kamado, is shown on the main page. His slopes have been singled out multiple times as a direct reference to Japanese Imperialism, which has been a constant topic of discussion in South Korea. It has already been corrected before, but Netflix did not place this correction within the selected frame.

Kimetsu no Yaiba reawakens controversy in South Korea

“There was a diversity between the reactions of the inhabitants of South Korea and users of the platform, who expressed comments like“ What the hell is the Flag of the Rising Sun doing in Korea ?! ” and 'How chills me to see that!'

“It should be noted that the Flag of the Rising Sun was the symbol used by Japan during the expansion of its empire a few generations ago. Its simple exhibition in Asia is similar to displaying a Nazi German Flag in the West, as it evokes historical damage done by Japan to nations such as South Korea, China and much of Southeast Asia, areas that were invaded by the Imperial Japanese Army. . This flag is banned in many nations of the world and even by FIFA.

Source: Dispatch

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