In celebration of Sakura’s upcoming birthday on March 19, her fans designed a subway birthday advertisement in celebration of the special day.
According to the information given from the fans who organized the special event, the advertisement will be displayed from February 28 to March 31 at Samseong Station in Seoul, Korea.
The advertisement is designed like a 5-cut comic book, but the bottom left panel caused an controversy online as it looks like the Rising Sun symbol.
The Rising Sun flag is widely known as the symbol of Japan’s wartime aggression and Japanese imperialism.
It is the flag that the Imperial Japanese Army waved in the front lines every time they invaded other countries during the World War II.
Since March 1 is the Independence Movement Day of Korea, the timing of the advertisement made the whole situation even worse.
Meanwhile, the advertisement has been taken down from the subway station, while the fans who organized the advertisement event have yet to share their response regarding the issue.
(Credit= Online Community, Mnet)