Sponsors of Disney Plus “Snowdrop” have reportedly abandoned the show after many viewers accused the series of distorting history and disrespecting South Korea’s pro-democracy movement in the 1980s.
The controversy: “Snowdrop” stars Blackpink’s Jisoo in her first acting role as Eun Young-ro, a women’s university student, alongside South Korean actor Jung Hae-in as Lim Soo-ho, a North Korean spy undercover as a graduate student, Korea Times reported.
Lisa of Blackpink made her runway debut for Celine in a video.
Runway appearance: Shortly after becoming the new face of Celine’s “Haute Parfumerie,” Lalisa Manobal, better known as Lisa, made her virtual runway debut in a video for Celine’s women’s Summer 2022 collection, WWD reported.
Blackpink has made YouTube history by becoming the world’s most subscribed-to music artists.
“Blackpink in Your Area”: Blackpink surpassed Justin Bieber’s YouTube subscriber count of 66.4 million to become the first artists to ever reach 70 million subscribers on the social media platform, reported Soompi.
Blackpink’s production company announced Lisa’s positive COVID-19 test results in a press release.
The statement: Lalisa Manoban, better known as Lisa, was diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this afternoon, according to YG Entertainment via Soompi.
Blackpink member Lisa is the first K-pop artist to land a hit on the Latin Billboard chart thanks to her collaborative song “SG” with Ozuna, DJ Snake and Megan Thee Stallion.
The diverse hit song: For the week of Nov. 6, “SG” takes the No. 1 spot on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart of Billboard.
Fans have expressed concern after a self-confessed scammer from the Philippines bought two giant billboards to ask Blackpink member Jennie out on a date.
Desperate call for attention: Social media influencer Christian Albert Gaza, 28, also known as Xian Gaza, set up the billboards with his photo near the office of Blackpink’s management agency YG Entertainment in Seoul, reported Rappler.
Anupam Tripathi, fan favorite of the massively popular Netflix series “Squid Game,” revealed he is a fan of Blackpink in an episode of MBC’s “Home Alone.”
They are ONE: In the episode, which aired on Oct. 22, the 32-year-old Indian actor was seen on camera firing up his sound system and playing Blackpink’s “How You Like That,” according to Soompi.
The 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards have unveiled the nomination list for 2021, and many Asian talents are featured across multiple different categories.
K-pop nominees: On Oct. 20, the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) announced this year’s nominees which include many K-pop acts such as BTS, Blackpink, Twice, Monsta X and NCT 127.
Blackpink’s Rosé stars in a YouTube trailer for the company’s upcoming climate change campaign event.
Climate Change Action: On Oct. 18, YouTube Originals released the trailer for its upcoming special “Dear Earth,” featuring Blackpink’s Rosé.
Jisoo from Blackpink trended on Twitter after the teaser trailer of her first romance drama was recently released.
About the drama: On Oct. 14, JTBC Drama released a 29-second teaser of “Snowdrop,” a new K-drama starring Blackpink’s Jisoo and “Something in the Rain” star Jung Hae-in.
Fans accuse Blackpink’s entertainment agency of discriminating against Lisa because she isn’t Korean
Blackpink fans, also known as Blinks, have flooded Twitter with the hashtag #YGLetLisaDoHerWork because of their belief that Blackpink member Lisa is being discriminated against by her agency.
Fashion week: Despite breaking records in the U.S. and in South Korea, YG Entertainment, the agency that Blackpink belongs to, is being accused by fans of improperly promoting Thai member Lisa as well as restricting her public appearances.