Yoo Jimin, or better known as Karina (카리나) from SM Entertainment’s new group aespa, has been gaining some heat online over the past week – but fans can’t help but scratch their heads in confusion!
Recently, a member of an online community forum decided to call the rising K-pop star out for apparently imitating BLACKPINK member Jisoo (지수). For those curious, the post is titled, “OMG, is aespa’s Karina copying Jisoo from BLACKPINK???”
So, what made people believe that Karina is following Jisoo?
In this case, the controversy started after numerous articles and discussions were posted on online community platforms about the two Korean celebs in question. The netizen remarked, “I don’t mean anything bad, and I also think they’re both pretty. But looking at Karina’s pictures, I can see many pictures with the same pose as BLACKPINK’s Jisoo. BLACKPINK is definitely the revolution (setting the trend).”
On top of that, they also accompanied the post with a side-by-side photo of Karina and Jisoo to prove that the rookie idol has apparently been imitating the “Sour Candy” singer’s pose. As seen in the receipts presented by the internet user, it shows Karina and Jisoo in similar poses, “proving” the person’s point.
However, a lot of K-pop fans didn’t react too kindly to the writer’s opinion. Many stepped forward and left plenty of negative comments in response to their post such as:
- “This is obviously a joke.”
- “Don’t you feel ashamed when you write something like this?”
- “Is that posture a patent of BLACKPINK or something?”
- “Isn’t it a BLINK (BLACKPINK fan)’s opinion?”
In addition, numerous other K-pop enthusiasts also came to the two starlets’ defence. They pointed out that both Karina and also Jisoo have their own unique qualities and beauty that are truly distinct from each other.
What are your thoughts about this comparison between the two idols?