- Pinay Tiktoker Bella Poarch, who has more than 15 million followers on Tiktok posted a video, which showed a tattoo on her arm depicting the imperial flag
- Taking offense, some Korean netizens criticized her, and she was humble enough to apologize for the mistake
- She said sorry and stated that she did not know what the symbol stood for, which is why she had it on her arm
- She also promised that she would educate herself better and that she would cover the tattoo on her arm
Bella Poarch is a Pinay TikToker who recently sparked an online war among netizens, after she uploaded a video.
She posted a video, which inadvertently showed an arm tattoo resembling the Imperial flag, the flag used by Japan when they invaded Korea before.
Because of this, a number of Koreans turned to Bella, criticizing her, and not just her, but some of them turned their ire against Pinoys in general.
Bella also apologized and admitted that she did not know what the symbol meant and also promised to cover it.
This prompted some Pinoy netizens to respond, pointing out that Pinoys also make up a huge fanbase of K-Pop in Asia.
Many Pinoys patronize the Bangtan Boys or BTS, who launched their latest hit song "Dynamite."
Viral stories of Pinoys here and abroad abound online. Another aspect about Filipinos that often go viral is their resilience in times of crisis. Many have shown that they can make it through a pandemic. Filipinos abroad have also shown this kind of resiliency.
One example of Filipino resilience is how people looked for ways and means to live after they lost their jobs because of unexpected circumstances. For instance, a stewardess turned to online selling when she lost her job.
Artists, like Gladys Guevarra, also put her skills in making Filipino delicacies to good use.
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