On August 15, Seungri uploaded a picture of himself on Instagram while he was visiting Malaysia.
Seungri was looking at the camera and smiling at it.
At a glance, the object looked like a red flag, known as the 'Rising Sun flag'―which symbolizes Japanese imperialism.
His fans asked him to take down the picture and warned him to be careful of what he posts, given the occasion.
However, many believed it to be simply a sticker that is attached to Malaysian reporter's camera, which Seungri happened to pass by.
(Credit = 'seungriseyo' Instagram)