Park Bom issues a clarification of her voting proof after receiving controversy over it.
Many celebrities posted photos of their trip to the polling centers when they voted for their new president on May 9. Most posted about their experience on electing their new president, especially younger people who were eager to be voting for the first time.
Park Bom’s initial post, however, received quite an unexpected controversy after she posted authentication shots of herself voting through social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
The original caption stated it was her first time voting.
“I voted for the first time in my life.”
The original photo posted on her Twitter account
The voting age in South Korea is 18 years old. Born in 1984, this makes Park Bom 33 years old. Although she was defended by fans to have lived in a foreign country since she was a child, many criticized her for her claim that this was her first time voting.
Aware of the criticisms over her post, Park Bom issued a clarification a day later. She edited the original post with a new caption, clarifying it wasnt her first time voting overall.
“I voted alone for the first time in my life.”
She also replied to one comment and further explained.
“Huh? I meant it was my first time that I went alone in my life ㅠㅠ after making my passport ㅠㅠ.”
A post shared by 박봄 (@newharoobompark) on May 8, 2017 at 10:54pm PDT