Looks like everyone can slowly go back to their regularly scheduled programming now after a whirlwind week of scandal on a fast-track scale. I think from when the allegations against Tzuyu of Korean girl group TWICE for being pro Taiwanese independence first broke, the whole cycle took around one week and was one of the most intense and widespread I’ve ever seen in terms of how many countries got involved (Korea, China, Taiwan) and how even the not involved international media covered it thanks to the timing of the presidential elections in Taiwan.
Looks like TWICE’s activities and CFs in China are back on now after Tzuyu issued a videotaped apology, though Tzuyu herself may lay low and not do anything in the Mainland for the time being. The group’s promotions in Korea continue onward and the girls all made an appearance over the weekend to attend practice for the upcoming Idol Olympics. The media was naturally wanting to see how Tzuyu is faring and she appeared arm-in-arm with her group mates though looking understandably tired and a bit wan. I’m just glad this issue is hopefully over now and an underage 16 year old girl can go back to her fledgling idol career without being a political pawn for any side.