IU to change title of pre-release song after backlash from LGBTQ+ groups

K-pop singer IU to change title of pre-release song after backlash from LGBTQ+ groups

/ 06:41 PM January 19, 2024

IU's new song initial poster | Image: Instagram/@edam.official

South Korean singer IU’s management announced the title change of the singer’s pre-release song from “Love Wins” to “Love Wins All” after it faced criticism from LGBTQ+ groups.

On Friday, Jan. 19, EDAM Entertainment took to Instagram to announce the title change following the backlash from netizens who pointed out that the phrase is special to the LGBTQ+ people. 

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“We would like to inform you that the title of IU’s pre-release song < Love wins>, to be released on January 24th at 6PM, is changed to <Love wins all> as of today,” read the statement. 

The management acknowledged the opinions expressed and emphasized their hopes that the message of the song will provide positivity instead of the opposite.

“We decided to change the title to respect and support everyone who loves in their various ways, and we accept the opinions of those who express concerns that precious messages might be blurred due to the title,” they wrote. 

“If there is one single thing that is exactly opposite to the message would be the word ‘hatred,’ which was mentioned in detail in the track intro which was released on January 18th. We deeply hope that the original message of the song is delivered without leaving any scars on anyone, as every love wins all in the world with no hatred,” added EDAM Ent. 

“Love Wins” became an important word for the LGBTQ+ community as it signifies their effort to fight for the rights of their members after the legalization of same-sex marriage in the states.

IU’s new song “Love Wins All” will feature her with V from BTS. Her comeback album will showcase five new songs from the Korean artist, which will be released on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. KST.

Aside from the new album of the Korean singer, IU is set to hold a world tour for the first time in five years. She is expected to perform in 18 cities in 12 countries including the Philippines. 

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