Back on January 2, girl group EVERGLOW held a fan meeting in light of their third mini album 'Return of the Girl' promotions.
1月2日，韩国女子组合EVERGLOW为宣传其第三张迷你专辑《Return of the girl》举行了粉丝见面会 。
On this day, the EVERGLOW members decided to respectfully greet their fans for the New Year.
Out of the 6 EVERGLOW members, 5 of them bowed down to fans on their hands and knees in the traditional Korean greeting of keun jeol.
在6名“EVERGLOW”成员中，有5人以一种名为“keun jeol”的传统韩式跪拜大礼，向粉丝们问候 。
However, member Wang Yiren, the team's only Chinese member, did not bow in the Korean method,
and instead greeted fans with a traditional-style Chinese greeting of putting one's hands together.
Although attacked by a new wave of criticism from some South Korean netizens, Wang Yiren has received floods of support from China.
In Chinese culture, "kneeling down" usually was adopted by a junior to a senior in traditional times,
and it's commonly seen as being "servile to others" nowadays.
"Wang has set a good example for Chinese entertainers developing their careers overseas," a netizen pointed out,
noting that he was glad to see Chinese entertainers have formed their own cultural values while working overseas.
"They never forget their roots," he said.