In early September Poarch was criticized for her “Sun with 16 Rays” tattoo, which resembled the “Rising Sun” symbol on Japan’s war flag during World War II. It was offensive to Koreans.
Following the backlash, Poarch apologized, “I apologize to the Koreans for getting a 16-ray red sun tattoo six months ago. I didn’t know the story at the time, but when I found out, I got it right away scheduled for removal.
I live in Hawaii and see many people using the red symbol of the rising sun in clothing, cars, and jewelry. Please do some research and find out more about it because it comes from a terrible story. It is very offensive to many people. Please learn from my mistake, “she said.
Removing a tattoo will take years. But covering with a new tattoo takes hours. So I got it covered, “she replied to a comment and asked if the tattoo was removed.
Last month Poarch was accused of racism by social media users after she referred to a friend as “harambe” in one of her Facebook posts. Poarch responded to the allegations by saying, “I’m sorry you believed the rumors about me and my best friend Albert. He’s Samoan, not Black, and that’s his military nickname because he’s tall and always very protective . That was his name before I even met him.
Please stop telling lies. He is very broken and sad about it. We’ve been friends for three years now, and people tell me that I treated him wrong … it’s heartbreaking too. I’m sorry, “she added.