On May 13, the Korean Tourism Board stated that AOA’s Seolhyun will remain in her position as an ambassador for Korean tourism, following the controversy surrounding her historical knowledge.
Her role has become controversial due to a recent broadcast of OnStyle’s “Channel AOA,” where Seolhyun and fellow AOA member Jimin, were unable to identify an important Korean historical figure. Many netizens criticize her for her position as an ambassador, commenting things like, “The fact that she doesn’t even know Korean history, but she’s in charge of teaching others about Korea, makes no sense.”
However, the Korean Tourism Board makes its position clear, reaffirming, “We definitely have no plans to change the ambassadors.”
What do you think about their decision?