On an online community board, a photo of BoA was posted with a comment that said: “Here’s BoA who, before coming upon the stage, replaces a Japanese flag attached on her sponsored outfit with Taeguekgi, the national flag of Korea. She’s attended Music Japan, a famous Japanese year-end music show, five times in a row but wore kimono, a Japanese traditional costume, not once.”
In the photo, she wore a white sleeveless shirt clearly revealing her bellybutton, a yellow jumper with Taeguekgi attached to, and denim short pants to match. It is said the outstanding yellow jumper is the outfit she first wore in 2005 when she appeared on MKMF. At the time, she reformed the jumper by replacing a Japanese flag with a Korean one. When the news came out, the reformed jacket has garnered much attention.
Besides the comment, fans have posted their writings of similar cases regarding BoA: “Wherever she holds a concert, she never misses the last-minute ritual of saying ‘Thank you’ in Korean.” “She’s busy introducing Korean culture when she appears on Japanese programs.”
People who read the comments said: “She is a person who knows what she’s doing.” “She’s different from, you know, other celebrities.” “She sincerely loves her country.”
By Ji Seong-hee
Source: Style M (Original article in Korean)
Photo from Style M
Translated by Geum Jae / Korea.com