Sulli often falls victim toward hate comments online but recently, she received praise and support after raising awareness on Comfort Women’s Memorial Day.
She dedicated a post on August 14th, the first memorial day, showing her support for the sex slave victims of the Japanese Imperial army during the second World War.
This was met by backlash from her Japanese followers, and supposedly unfollowed by Produce48’s Shiroma Miru on Instagram.
The hate, however, was thwarted by the positive responses towards Sulli’s move. The supportive comments came especially from netizens whose home countries had a similar history during the Japanese occupation.
women forced to be sex slaves, some brutally murdered, mentally tortured. raped by japanese soldiers, played in the most inhumane way. and you're telling me sulli is wrong to commemorate comfort women?
— ℓuna estelle 🥀 (@xbyluna) August 15, 2018
Kudos to Sulli for spread awareness about comfort women. Indonesians also have comfort women because of Japanese colonial back then. Every independence day my country will airing their documentary and i will cried my eyes out.
— risa (@ShadyReba) August 14, 2018
just saw sulli's post regarding comfort women and i couldnt be any more proud!! celebrities like her are truly the ones to look up to
— kb | ia (@ygslay) August 15, 2018
Their government did a thing where they gave Korea money and basically said “that’s it now stop trying to make us feel bad” and now any mention of Comfort Women can get you massive backlash from Japanese fans (ex:Sulli) https://t.co/mjN2JRCDAY
— perhaps i stan Yoongi… (@vocalistjihyo) August 14, 2018
Aside from South Korea, other countries such as Taiwan and Philippines have also expressed their support so that the women involved in this struggle are never forgotten.