Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Hayabusa respond to Chan Sung Jung war crimes concern

On Sunday, UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung, a Korean native, made a statement about GSP "Rising sun gi" saying it was a symbol of war crimes.

Craig Clement, President, Hayabusa Fightwear, placed this statement:

Since Georges St-Pierre wore our walkout gi at UFC 158 we have received attention surrounding the negative connotation of the rising sun graphic used. The last thing we want is to offend or alienate anyone with the choice of design on our products.
We at Hayabusa have the utmost respect for culture and history and appreciate all of our customers worldwide. As such, we accept full responsibility for this design and are taking all complaints and comments very seriously.
The gi worn by GSP will not be brought to market. In addition, we will be very conscious of this specific design element when developing future communication materials and products.
Please accept our sincerest apology for any offense this has caused.

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