NewJeans' Danielle apologized for calling the 'Lunar New Year' 'Chinese New Year.'
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On January 21st, the NewJeans member posted an apology on the group's official Instagram account.
Danielle wrote, "Hello, this is NewJeans Danielle. Back on January 19th, I sent a message on Phoning saying 'What r u bunnies doing for Chinese new year?' I realized I made a mistake and deleted it immediately, however, many people already received the message which made it irreversible.
The lunar new year is a national holiday in many countries and regions including our country, so my expression was inappropriate and I deeply regret it. I also apologize to the bunnies who were hurt or disappointed because of this.
I will not forget this and I will try to be more cautious and thoughtful from now on.
I am once again sorry."
Meanwhile, the Lunar new year is celebrated in many countries including Korea, Vietnam, and Tibet.