Two Korean nationals were facing criticisms on social media after they recorded themselves while disrespecting the flag of the Philippines.
The said videos have gone viral, several days after the Filipinos launched their #CancelKorea campaign to criticize the Koreans for their remarks against the Philippines.
Several Facebook pages shared the footage of the Korean nationals who drew a Filipino flag then recorded themselves while spitting and tearing it.
Netizens couldn’t stop themselves from criticizing the said Korean nationals and urged the government to ban them from visiting the country.
The feud between Filipinos and Koreans started when a Filipino-American social media star Bella Poarch showed a “Rising Sun Flag of Japan” tattoo to her fans.
Koreans were felt disrespected by Poarch’s tattoo so the social media star quickly covered the Rising Sun symbol.
The Koreans said that they’re remembering how the Japanese Forces captured Korea during World War 2.
The Japanese forces used the Rising Sun Flag before.
Disrespecting the Filipino flag was against the republic act 8491 also known as the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines.
The said law prohibited anyone to “mutilate, deface, defile, trample on or cast contempt or commit any act or omission casting dishonor or ridicule upon the flag or over its surface.”
Violators may face a fine of P5,000 to P20,000 or detention based on the decision of the court.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and the South Korean Embassy have yet to comment on the issue.
Meanwhile, several netizens reminded the social media users that Filipinos also did the same in the past.
In 1995, Filipinos also burned the flag of Singapore as a protest against the said country after they hanged OFW Flor Contemplacion.