K-pop star Choi Siwon of Super Junior recently angered his Chinese fans after liking a tweet about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The tweet in question was posted by South Korean publication The Chosun Ilbo. The post also linked to a CNN interview with 21-year-old protestor Chow Pak-kwan who was shot by a Hong Kong police officer earlier this month.
Even if Twitter is blocked in China, Siwon's social media activity made the rounds online which caused his large Chinese fan base to react negatively. Siwon has since unliked the tweet and even posted an apology on Weibo, China's largest social media platform, and said, "I have checked what happened on Twitter. I was simply expressing my interest with just the hope that the situation of chaos and violence will come to an end soon. I sincerely apologize that my action has caused you to have ill feelings and feel disappointment."
But even his apology didn't stop a 90,000-member Siwon fan club to close down. (via Soompi)