BLACKPINK member Rosé receives mixed opinions after publicly supporting Street Woman Fighter contestants YGX on her Instagram Story. Keep on reading for all the details.
BLACKPINK Rosé Received Flak After Publicly Supporting 'Street Woman Fighter' Contestants YGX
On October 12, BLACKPINK member Rosé took to her Instagram Stories to show support for Lee Jung, who is currently competing as a member of YGX on Mnet's Street Woman Fighter. On her Instagram Story, she encouraged her followers to check out YGX's performance video on Mnet's page and asked the viewers to click like on the video.
While this may seem like a simple act of kindness for her friend, Rosé's actions drew immense criticism. This is because one of the ways to secure YGX's victory in the semi-finals is by determining the number of views and likes of each dance crew's video.
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Rosé is one of the most-followed Korean individuals on Instagram, with a following of 47.7 million followers. Due to her enormous influence, people have criticized the idol for giving her friend an unfair advantage over the other dance crews. As a result, many are now questioning the fairness of the views and likes standard.
People are saying it is problematic that a giant star like Rosé intervened in the contest by asking her followers to like to video. Many agree that the idol should have taken her popularity into account and should have just supported her friend without asking her followers to watch and like the video.
However, others have defended Rosé, saying that the arguments against the idols were exessive. It was pointed out that other celebrities, such as Jay Park and Chungha, have also shared support messages for the competing dance crews, so it is unfair that only Rosé is being criticized.
In the last public voting ranks of Street Woman Fighter, which was released on October 12, YGX ranked sixth place. First place went to Holy Bang. Hook came in second place, Prowdmom came in third place, LA CHICA came in fourth place, and Coca N Butter came in fifth place.
Public voting will be held from October 11 to October 14. Following the semi-finals, a total of four dance crews will advance to the finals.
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BLACKPINK Rosé Recent Activities
On September 29, BLACKPINK member Rosé attended the Saint Laurent S/S 2022 Fashion Show in Paris, France. The YSL fashion show was held in line with Paris Fashion Week. Previously, Rosé was seen leaving Seoul and heading to Paris on September 25 with Jisoo, who attended the Dior SS22 Fashion Show.
On September 30, Rosé returned to South Korea.
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Written by Alexa Lewis