00:55 GMT14 August 2020
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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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