Big Bang Taeyang had caused quite stir when he posted an innocent Lunar New Year greeting which many found to be offensive and racist.
In a post now deleted, Taeyang greeted his followers on instagram by using American rapper Kanye's image and put a monkey emoji to symbolize the year of the monkey while captioning "Happy Monkey New Year". However, many assumed that the post was insulting and rude that could be perceived as racist .
Netizens and some fans expressed their disappointment on his instagram comment section. In response to this, Taeyang made a comment as well and apologized saying,
"I read all the comments and I am very sorry to anyone who had bad feelings about the last post which is now deleted. I didn't know some people would think that way but it is totally my fault and I take responsibility. I did not mean it that way And I hope you guys understand that. I'm sorry again and I will never make this kind of mistake again. I hope you guys will forgive me"
Netizens are reacting differently expressing that he's ignorant and it would clearly caused controversy while others accepted his apology. What do you think?