RBW Entertainment apologizes pro 'One China' posts
RBW Entertainment, or Rainbow Bridge World, which manages K-pop acts like Mamamoo, Oneus, Onewe and Vromance, is embroiled in controversy for posting that it supports the "One China" policy, which asserts that there is only one sovereign state under the name China, early Wednesday morning on its social media channels including Instagram and Weibo.
The post read, “Our company has consistently adhered to the One China principle.” It was taken down soon after, but it had already spread across the globe, angering many fans.
Later in the day, the agency posted an official statement apologizing for the incident and explaining that the post was uploaded by one employee, without the company’s consent.
“Although it was an employee's independent action, we apologize for causing trouble,” the apology stated.
However, fans and netizens have been continuing to express their anger that the agency's apology is not adequate after posting such a politically sensitive statement.
None of RBW Entertainment's artists are Chinese nationals.
BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [firstname.lastname@example.org]