- Korean American influencer Allissa Shin received online hate after social media users noticed her resemblance to Rosé, a member of the popular K-pop group Blackpink.
- While she mostly tried to ignore the hateful comments, a recent ordeal that involved her and her loved ones’ safety has prompted her to speak out.
- Anonymous users on social media have reportedly contacted Shin’s followers, threatening to stab Shin in one case and coercing the follower to harm herself in another.
- While the case is now under police investigation, Shin lamented that the ordeal has caused her to be more cautious about the places she visits and the people she surrounds herself with.
Since 2020, Los Angeles-based model Allissa Shin has been on the receiving end of negative criticism online simply for having an uncanny resemblance to Rosé of K-pop group Blackpink.
The Korean American social media influencer tells NextShark that the online vitriol started after she joined a Facebook group called Subtle Asian Dating (SAD) per the recommendation of her friend.
BLACKPINK fans — affectionately known as BLINKs — gathered in solidarity to support Rosé, who is allegedly suffering from mistreatment under their label YG Entertainment.
The move apparently started after Rosé and her father, Mason Park, “liked” several posts on Instagram allegedly showcasing the “poor treatment” she receives from her own management.
Another BLACKPINK fan managed to get Rosé’s attention, but this time, it happened right in the middle of a performance!
Kert Lasdoce, who lives in Queens, New York, wanted to know if the K-Pop star likes Shibas, so he decided to take matters into his own hands and find the answer to this burning question at one of the group’s recent concerts.
The lucky BLINK, Twitter user @martinsheep_, prepared a banner inviting the K-Pop star to prom at the group’s concert in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday.