Kang Han-Na says she would like to erase the memory of the rather controversial dress she wore to the 2013 Busan International Film Festival.
On November 29 broadcast of KBS “Happy Together 4,” Kang Han-Na appeared as a guest with MAMAMOO’s Hwasa, Boom, Seol In-Ah, and Shin Ye-Eun. During the episode, Kang Han-Na mentioned her controversial dress from 5 years ago and talked about how she wishes to erase that memory.
At the 2013 Busan International Film Festival, the actress got the attention for wearing a dress with an open back that extended fairly low, revealing a part of her bottom.
At the time, she was just a rookie actress, so when Kang mentioned the dress during “Happy Together,” many seemed surprised to realize that was her. Yoo Jae-Suk said, “I remember seeing that picture. However, I did not realize it was you. Is that really you?”
Kang Han-Na said, “this dress was made by designer Mag & Logan, whom many actresses have shown their desire to wear. When they suggested that I wear this particular dress, I agreed because it looked really cool. At the scene, I posed according to the image of my dress. But now that I look at it, I feel as if I were being too much. Also, the mesh in the back was folded, for which people mistakenly thought it was a tattoo on my butt.”
At the time, a heavy criticism had landed on the actress and many accused her of using “nudity” as a marketing purpose. In response, Kang Han-Na said, “I understand that some of you may have felt offended by the picture and the image. However, I hope to make up for it in the future by proving that I had many sides to me other than that.”
At the end, special MC Hwasa complimented, “it was a bold choice, but a cool choice for a dress.” In response, Kang Han-Na said, “yes, that is who I am.”