T-ara N4‘s ”Countryside Life” MV is receiving criticism due to a few scenes, in which posters that resemble the Rising Sun Flag were spotted.
The T-ara subunit had released a dance version and a drama version of their MV. It was the drama version that raised eyebrows as some noticed two scenes in which a poster for a dance competition was spotted. The poster features a disco ball and 16 red rays emanating from it, much like the 16 rays of the Rising Sun Flag. The girls also dance in front of a big banner containing the symbol later on.
The Rising Sun Flag is considered offensive to several countries in Asia including China and Korea with the flag having been used by the Imperial Japanese Army up until the end of the World War II