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Bella Poarch apologizes following backlash from Koreans, vows to remove controversial tattoo

 TikToker Bella Poarch issued apology following the backlash from Korean people over a controversial Rising Sun tattoo. Quickly the media influencer posted an apology on TikTok.





"I'm very sorry if my tattoo offends you. I love Korea. Please forgive me," she wrote, showing the photo of her left arm tattoo.


"Here is a photo of my arm tattoo. I love Korea. I would never do anything to hurt anyone," she added.



Poarch admitted that she don't know the meaning behind her tattoo and said she will have the tattoo removed.


"I did not know the history behind this tattoo and I will educate others about it," she said.


"I only found out, when Koreans told me about it on TikTok... So I had it covered by a heart and I was scheduled for a tattoo removal for red rays. The virus got worse and my appointment got moved to November," she added.



In a separate tweet, the Hawaii-based Filipina has now since advocating to spread awareness of the matter saying, "Please educate yourselves and learn more about it because it came from a terrible history. It is very offensive to a lot of people. Please learn from my mistake."


I live in Hawaii and I see a lot of people using the red rising sun symbol in clothing, cars and jewelry. Please educate yourselves and learn more about it because it came from a terrible history. It is very offensive to a lot of people. Please learn from my mistake.

— Bella Poarch (@bellapoarch) September 6, 2020

@bellapoarch

##greenscreen Here is a photo of my arm tattoo. I love Korea🥺😭 I would never do anything to hurt anyone.

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