TikTok star Bella Poarch has confirmed that she has covered up her offensive tattoo following backlash.

In early September, Poarch faced criticism over her "sun with 16 rays" tattoo, which people felt resembled the "Rising Sun" symbol on Japan's war flag during World War II. It was offensive to Koreans.

Following the backlash, Poarch issued an apology saying, "I apologize to Koreans, because six months ago I got a tattoo of the red sun with 16 rays. At that time, I didn’t know the history, but when I found out, I immediately scheduled it for removal."

"I live in Hawaii and I see a lot of people using the red rising sun symbol in clothing, cars and jewelry. Please educate yourselves and learn more about it because it came from a terrible history. It is very offensive to a lot of people. Please learn from my mistake," she said.

Earlier this week, the TikToker shared a video on Instagram story in which she appeared to be getting the tattoo covered.

She then took to TikTok comments section to confirm the news.

"Removing a tattoo will take years. But covering it up with a new tattoo takes hours. So I had it covered," she replied to a comment asking if has gotten the tattoo removed.

Last month, Poarch was accused of racism by social media users after she referred to a friend as "Harambe" in one of her Facebook posts. Poarch responded to the allegations saying, "I'm sorry that you believed rumors about me and my best friend Albert. He's Samoan and not Black, and that's his military nickname because he's big and always very protective. That was his name before I even met him."

"Please stop spreading lies. He's very heartbroken and sad about this. We've been friends now for three years and for people to tell me I was treating him wrong… breaks my heart, too. I'm sorry," she added.

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