Rolling Stone Korea has finally issued an apology for disrespecting BLACKPINK members Jisoo (지수) and Lisa (리사) in their recent published article.
For context, the famed publication came under massive fire over their impertinent statements targeted towards the two aforementioned idols. Several screenshots taken from the article had since gone viral online.
In particular, the writer of the article, Kim Young Dae, had described Jisoo as not having “the most outstanding talents” as a vocalist and dancer for the popular girl group. Not only that, he was also frowned upon for using words including “exotic” and “kinks” while describing Lisa, who hails from Thailand.
Despite their effort to shine the spotlight on the girls’ talent, fans were less than ecstatic with the writer’s inappropriate choice of words. Many took to social media (namely Twitter) to put Rolling Stone Korea on blast. They also called for the publication to apologise to both Jisoo and Lisa, as well as respect the two starlets.
After facing massive backlash from the public, Rolling Stone Korea later posted their apology statement on their official socials. The full statement reads:
“Hello, this is Rolling Stone Korea. We have listened, have read, and have taken in all the considerations and remarks regarding the recent BLACKPINK column. We admittedly noted that we used inappropriate choice of words and context that led to this misunderstanding.
A revised and modified column will be published in the second edition of the print next week. The revised column will be on our official website. We apologise to the artistes for causing concern. We ask for patience with us. Thank you.”
Are you gonna look forward to the second part of the article featuring the “Lovesick Girls” hit-makers?