YG considers editing Blackpink ‘Lovesick Girls’ video over nurse outfit controversy | Inquirer Entertainment
Close  

YG considers editing Blackpink ‘Lovesick Girls’ video over nurse outfit controversy

/ 11:44 AM October 08, 2020
blackpink k-pop lovesick girls music video

Blackpink’s Jennie (left) dons a nurse‘s outfit in the “Lovesick Girls” music video. YouTube via The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

SEOUL — YG Entertainment is considering editing a scene in Blackpink‘s “Lovesick Girls” music video following outcry over Jennie’s nurse outfit.

In the music video of “Lovesick Girls” released Thursday, Jennie is dressed as a nurse in red high heels and in a white nurse costume. Social media posts with hashtags such as #Stop_Sexualizing_Nurses and #nurse_is_profession started appearing on social media in protest.

ADVERTISEMENT

In an official statement released Tuesday morning, YG Entertainment said, “The scene showing a nurse and a patient in the ‘Lovesick Girls’ MV comes from the lyrics ‘No doctor could help when I’m lovesick.’”

“We had no specific intention and are worried about the distorted views. We ask that people watch MV as an independent art genre and understand that the scenes do not have any other intention than expressing the music,” the statement said.

FEATURED STORIES

“The producers are contemplating and discussing over editing the specific scene,” said YG Entertainment at the end of the statement.

YG Entertainment‘s response came a day after the Korean Health and Medical workers’ Union posted a comment on its webpage criticizing YG for the sexual portrayal of nurses.

“Despite many nurses fighting to reduce sexual portrayal of nurses, in 2020 when talk of women’s rights is more active than ever, YG Entertainment sexually portrayed a nurse in its Blackpink MV,” said KHMU. “If pop culture repeats distorted images of nurses, the situation will get worse.”

The music video has over 100 million views on YouTube, and the album containing the song reached No. 1 on iTunes in over 50 regions upon its release.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Blackpink, Entertainment, K-Pop, Lovesick Girls, Music, South Korea, YG Entertainment
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.