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[Zenith News=Byeon Jinhee] Trot singer Hongja is being criticized for her disparaging remarks about a region.
Recently, Hongja stood on stage at the opening ceremony of the Beopseongpo Dano Festival in Yeonggwang, South Jeolla Province. "I thought people in Jeolla Province actually have horns, teeth, claws instead of nails, That’s what I thought" she said. "I'm so cheered and grateful to see you send this kind of fervent support."
In response to criticism that her remarks were 'prudent' and 'rude', Hongja said on her SNS account on the 10th that she was "sorry to offend many with inappropriate words and actions. It's my mistake without excuse, and I sincerely apologize to many of you who would have been disappointed by my careless words and actions."
Hongja then said, "I will deeply reflect on myself with this incident, and I will do my best to show you more cautious words and a mature side. I apologize again."
Meanwhile, Hongja promoted herself through TV Chosun 'Miss Trot' and gained popularity by finishing third in the final.
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