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‘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.