‘My Ignorance of Culture’: K-Pop Star Sunmi Lashed for Mocking Classical Indian Dance, Apologises

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New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi’s Tunak Tunak Tun is one the biggest Indi-pop hits of all time. The foot-tapping track is a hit among international fandom, with parody videos having made a comeback on the Internet since its release in 1998.

South Korean singer Lee Sun-mi, also known as Sunmi, has apologised via her Twitter handle after she was slammed on social media for mocking Indian classical dance in a viral TikTok video.

In the spoof clip, the K-pop star was seen dancing with two others to the Indi-pop song Tunak Tunak Tun. Twitter users accused her of ridiculing the "traditional dance" the traditional Indian dance form by attempting to copy the dance moves in a comical way. 

The singer said she had no intention to mock the culture of other countries and apologised for being ignorant about India's.

While a section of Twitter users slammed the K-pop star, others sided with the singer and said there was nothing derogatory in the clip.

​Others were confused about what was offensive and stated that they were just having fun. 

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