If Ha Na Jang wins again this week at the LPGA Founders Cup she's unlikely to be revealing any more of her signature dance moves. Find out why.
If Ha Na Jang wins again this week at the LPGA Founders Cup she's unlikely to be revealing any more of her signature dance moves.
Jang celebrated her victory last week at the HSBC Women’s Champions with an amusing Beyonce inspired victory dance. The moves, which appeared to the onlooker an innocent celebration, have created a backlash in Jang’s native Korea after fans of US Open Champion In Gee Chun have claimed that Jang was mocking her compatriot.
The saga started before last week’s tournament when Jang’s father lost control of the 23-year-old’s travel bag, which went careering down an escalator at Singapore’s Changi airport eventually crashing into Chun, who sustained lower back injuries and was forced to withdraw from the event.
To make matters worse Jang’s victory leapfrogged her above Chun in the Korean Olympic team rankings.
The controversy has become a major deal in the player’s homeland with Jang brought to tears yesterday after explaining to the press that she hadn’t intend to offend anyone and expressing her remorse over the event that has pitted her against Chun in a Korean media firestorm.
Jang’s dance moves, she hit the headlines after her first LPGA victory of the year with an iconic samurai sword celebration, and larger than life character have been applauded by many for livening up the tour.