The Korean Zombie shocked to see Georges St-Pierre wearing Japanese ‘Rising Sun Flag’ on Gi at UFC 158

by • March 24, 2013 • News, UFCComments (2)

At UFC 158, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre dominated Nick Diaz over five rounds to retain his title.

The dominating performance may have been great, but according to Chan Sung Jung, a.k.a “The Korean Zombie”, the Gi that “Rush” wore to the Octagon may have upset some of his Asian fans. More specifically, Korean fans.

St-Pierre wears a Hayabusa Gi to the Octagon in all of his fights, however the one that he wore at UFC 158 had the symbol of Japanese “Rising Sun Flag” which is a symbol of war crimes.

“The Korean Zombie” explained his point of view to St-Pierre via his official Facebook page.

“Dear Mr. Georges St. Pierre

Hi, My name is Chan Sung Jung from South Korea. As one of many Koreans who like you as an incredible athlete, I feel like I should tell you that many Korean fans, including myself, were shocked to see you in your gi designed after the Japanese ‘Rising Sun Flag’. For Asians, this flag is a symbol of war crimes, much like the German Hakenkreuzflagge. Did you know that? I hope not.

Just like Nazis, the Japanese also committed atrocities under the name of ‘Militarism’. You can easily learn what they’ve done by googling (please do), although it’s only the tiny tip of an enormous iceberg.


Furthermore, the Japanese Government never gave a sincere apology, and still to this day, so many victims are dying in pain, heartbroken, without being compensated. But many westerners like to wear clothes designed after the symbol under which so many war crimes and so much tragedy happened, which is ridiculous.

I know most of them are not militarists. I know most of them do not approve unjustified invasion, torture, massacre, etc. They’re just ignorant. It’s such a shame that many westerners are not aware of this tragic fact. Wearing Rising Sun outfits is as bad as wearing clothes with the Nazi mark on it, if not worse.

Since you’re influenced by Japanese Martial Arts, your wearing a headband designed after Japanese flag is understandable. But again, that huge ‘Rising Sun’ on your Gi means something else.

Many people say GSP is the best Welterweight fighter throughout history, to which I totally agree. This means you have a great influence on every single fan of yours all around the world. And I do believe your wearing ‘the symbol of War Crime’ is a very bad example for them, not to mention for yourself.

So, what do you reckon?
Do you want to wear the same Gi next time as well?”

(Photo by Esther Lin for MMAFighting.com)

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  • Michael Martin

    Korean Zombie – as the rest of Korea -needs to learn to forgive their FORMER enemies and educate those that remain since so many Japanese visit Korea – e.g., Chejudo Island where a diorama is on display that educates everyone on the tragedy that befell much of Asia at the hands of Japan fro 1910-1945.
    Korea has a multitude of churches. Why don’t they begin imitating Jesus and publicly forgiving their fomer enemy?! Heck, they import so much Japanese culture into Korea anyway. Manga has become an industry unto itself in Korea.
    Let GSP wear that which pleases him.
    Korean military committed atrocities against their enemy in VietNam – well after the Korean war – and we don’t hear the VietNamese ranting still against the Koreans.
    There’s a lesson there for us Christians.

  • Michael Martin

    Korean Zombie – as the rest of Korea -needs to learn to forgive their FORMER enemies and educate those that remain since so many Japanese visit Korea – e.g., Chejudo Island where a diorama is on display that educates everyone on the tragedy that befell much of Asia at the hands of Japan from 1910-1945.
    Korea has a multitude of churches. They ought to begin imitating Jesus and publicly forgiving their fomer enemy?! Heck, they import so much Japanese culture into Korea anyway. Manga has become an industry unto itself in Korea. This would be a big step before those Japanese who remember and know the real story. If Korea never does this – or waits until all their former oppressors are in the grave – the impact will likely mean less to those more distant from it.
    Let GSP wear that which pleases him.
    Korean military committed atrocities against their enemy in VietNam – well after the Korean war – and we don’t hear the VietNamese ranting still against the Koreans.
    There’s a lesson there for us Christians.