July 22, 2024, 5:20 pm

BLACKPINK’s Jennie Faces Backlash Over Indoor Vaping Incident

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  • Update Time : Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Viral Video Sparks Controversy
A now-deleted video showing BLACKPINK’s Jennie vaping indoors has ignited a firestorm of criticism online.

Online Outrage and Legal Issues
The video, initially posted on YouTube, shows Jennie vaping while makeup artists work on her. Indoor smoking is illegal in South Korea, leading to widespread online backlash and headlines.

Location Speculations and Official Complaints
Some fans speculate the incident took place in Capri, Italy, and have called for an investigation by the South Korean and Italian authorities.

Ministry’s Response
South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed they received a formal complaint regarding Jennie’s actions.

BLACKPINK’s Global Influence
BLACKPINK, one of the most successful K-pop girl groups, has a history of breaking records, including topping the US Billboard 200 chart and headlining Coachella.

Public Reaction and Apology
Despite Jennie issuing an apology, the public’s response has been largely negative, with many feeling it was insufficient and damaging to her celebrity image.

Cultural Expectations on K-pop Stars
K-pop stars, including Jennie, face stringent behavioral expectations, with bans on smoking, dating, and swearing, especially during their early careers.

Jennie’s Struggles with Expectations

Jennie has openly discussed the harsh training and high standards she faced before debuting with BLACKPINK in 2016.

Continued Backlash
The incident continues to fuel criticism, urging Jennie to be more mindful of her actions.


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