Blackpink is one of South Korea’s biggest girl groups. The group’s dominance has made them targets of harassment bordering on human abuse.
The negative treatment strengthened for Blackpink member Kim Jisoo after playing Eun Young-Cho in JTBC’s controversial historical drama Snowdrop. The South Korean drama received backlash as it was set in 1987, a sensitive period in South Korean history, and involved elements that people found questionable.
Still, Blackpink’s fandom, the Blinks, protested at Jisoo’s mistreatment. Jisoo received harassment online, malicious and vicious hate comments. Community sites housed people who treated the idol-actress subhuman. Many of these comments went viral, and Blinks want YG Entertainment, Blackpink’s agency, to put a stop to these actions.
On Twitter, Blackpink Global posted the notice on the progress and results of the lawsuit for BLACKPINK Jisoo. The Jisoo Global Fan Union demanded YG Entertainment take strong action against those who malign the member’s reputation.
However, YG is notorious for being unresponsive. While fans await their feedback, they’ve taken the matter into their hands, showing solidarity and supporting Jisoo through these times.