This post is intended to clarify what happened across Aug. 14-15 on Tiffany’s instagram and snapchat accounts.
The following picture is in Korean but should be legible - it shows pictures from 11:02, 11:03, 11:05, and 11:09.
The media and netizens are manipulating the timeline of Tiffany’s
posts to make out her intentions were malicious. I am not excusing her
from using that geofilter and people can have issues with her using it
all they want, but please report the truth.
She used the
geotag, deleted it within 2 minutes, presumably realizing how bad that
was, then edited the tokyo caption from her post from the night before.
media is not reporting it like this and people who don’t follow her are
taking the media’s version as facts and its a big part of the reason
shes under such fire because they think she was gloating about being pro Japanese after she knew using the Tokyo hashtag upset some people. This is not true.
Netizens have also made a zoomed in
version of her apology note and are using it next to a previous photo of her signature
to make it look like she wrote a heart instead of dots so they could
imply she wasn’t sincere or serious with her apology.
This is not to say don’t be angry she used the geotag or look past the history behind the design, its to say report
and comment and criticize based on what actually happened, not
i love like….when u say smth out loud…to someones face…and they dont hear u at all…and then u start thinking like…is it me…did i actually say it…am i really here….did i make it up….are they just blatantly ignoring me….whats going on