Lee Hyo-ri was attacked by Chinese internet users on Instagram for “being disrespectful” of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong after she proposed using “Mao” as her stage name during a television show. Lee Hyo-ri was attacked by Chinese internet users on Instagram for “being disrespectful” of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong after she proposed using “Mao” as her stage name during a television show.
Lee Hyo-ri was attacked by Chinese internet users on Instagram for “being disrespectful” of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong after she proposed using “Mao” as her stage name during a television show.

Should K-pop stars be mindful of Chinese nationalism, or risk cyberbullying and losing a profitable market by saying what they think?

  • Chinese internet users have attacked K-pop celebrities from Lee Hyo-ri to Chou Tzuyu for saying or appearing to say something that reflects badly against China
  • ‘China is a profitable market and this makes celebrities and their agencies cautious about not provoking the Chinese public,’ one Korean professor says

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Lee Hyo-ri was attacked by Chinese internet users on Instagram for “being disrespectful” of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong after she proposed using “Mao” as her stage name during a television show. Lee Hyo-ri was attacked by Chinese internet users on Instagram for “being disrespectful” of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong after she proposed using “Mao” as her stage name during a television show.
Lee Hyo-ri was attacked by Chinese internet users on Instagram for “being disrespectful” of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong after she proposed using “Mao” as her stage name during a television show.
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