October 08, 2020 12:17
The music video of Black pink's latest single "Lovesick Girls" is embroiled in controversy after healthcare workers protested that it "sexualizes" the image of nurses.
The song is the lead track of their first studio album that was released last week and immediately topped the iTunes charts in 57 countries.
The girl band's agency YG Entertainment has since decided to delete all scenes featuring one of the young women in nurses' uniforms. "We feel deeply responsible for not expecting this controversy and will take this opportunity to reflect upon our actions," it groveled.
In the video released last Friday, Jennie appears dressed up as a saucy nurse for five seconds. Some viewers raised concerns and organizations of medical professions like the Korean Health and Medical Workers' Union and the Korean Nurses Association issued statements condemning it for sexualizing nurses and being unfaithful to reality.
YG Entertainment initially asked the public to understand that music videos are an independent artistic genre and that the scene reflects the lyrics, "When I'm lovesick, even a doctor is no use." But that did not wash in the Twitterverse, so it changed its mind.
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