Pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has come under fire for an Instagram post in which she held her middle nail in front of her eye.
While Kyary probably intended for it to look as though the design on her nail was coming out of her eye, netizens have interpreted the pose differently.
Indeed, Kyary has faced a deluge of criticism for apparently “flipping the bird” to her fans, reports japanCRUSH.
While many have decried her photograph as rude and insulting to her supporters, other netizens have pointed out that showing your middle finger in Japan does not have the same cultural significance as it does in the US, for example.
Does the zany pop princess deserve the backlash? Or did she just want to show off her nails?