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BLACKPINK’s newest fan is Lisa from ‘The Simpsons’

  • The Nov. 13 episode of “The Simpsons” shows Lisa Simpson revealing that her second favorite music genre is K-pop. 
  • Homer is shown driving his daughter and Duffman — Duff Beer’s spokesperson and mascot — around as he tries to guess Lisa’s second-favorite genre of music after jazz. 
  • He then plays BLACKPINK’s “Lovesick Girls” in the car, and the characters jam out to the 2020 track, even singing the chorus and Korean lyrics. 
  • BLACKPINK’s Jisoo reacted to a clip of the scene in a recent Instagram story, writing, “Is this real?!” 
  • The K-pop girl group are currently on their “Born Pink” world tour. They will conclude their North American portion in L.A. later this week before venturing to Europe and Asia-Pacific for the rest of the year and into 2023. 

The latest episode of “The Simpsons” reveals that Lisa Simpson is a fan of K-pop and BLACKPINK.

In the Nov. 13 episode, Homer drives his daughter and Duffman — Duff Beer’s spokesperson and mascot — around. Lisa mentions that she wants to listen to her second-favorite genre of music rather than her beloved jazz. 

Rolling Stone Korea apologizes for Blackpink column that said Lisa has an ‘exotic appearance,’ Jisoo not ‘most talented’

  • Rolling Stone Korea has issued an apology and correction today following backlash over their column and profile piece about Blackpink originally released on July 5.
  • Two passages in particular caused an uproar among K-pop netizens, especially Blackpink fans, with one claiming that member Jisoo “does not possess the most outstanding talent in the group as a vocalist or dancer” and another that described Thai member Lisa as having an “exotic appearance.”
  • Netizens were swift to call out Rolling Stone Korea for unprofessionalism and racism, othering Lisa — the only non-Korean member of the group — as exotic.
  • Earlier this year Blackpink made history as the first Asian group to be featured on Rolling Stone’s cover.

Rolling Stone Korea has issued an apology and correction for passages written in their July 5 Blackpink column which were seen by K-pop netizens and Blackpink’s fans, Blinks, as disrespectful to members Jisoo and Lisa. 

The apology reads: “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 apologize to the artists for causing concerns. We ask for patience with us. Thank you.”

‘Pretty Savage’ gamer: Blackpink’s Jisoo named new ambassador for ‘Maplestory’

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  • Blackpink’s Kim Jisoo has been named the newest ambassador for online role-playing video game “Maplestory,” succeeding Olympic archer Kim Jae Duk.
  • In a YouTube series on the “Maplestory” Korean channel, Jisoo will answer questions about her player experience and share fun content with fans.
  • Jisoo’s appointment as ambassador continues the legacy of Nexon founder Kim Jung-ju, who passed away earlier this year at age 54.
  • Jisoo’s history as the gamer in Blackpink is well documented across various videos and interviews, making her appointment as ambassador a “Sure Thing.”

“Maplestory” game developer Nexon announced earlier this month that Blackpink’s Kim Jisoo has been appointed as its official 2022 ambassador.

Kim, known mononymously to fans as Jisoo, is the online role-playing game’s second-ever ambassador, officially succeeding Olympic archer and long-time “Maplestory” player Kim Jae Duk on March 10. 

Disney Plus K-drama ‘Snowdrop’ loses sponsors over history distortion accusations

Snowdrop Controversy

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.