BLACKPINK and YG entertainment are in hot waters after new photocards arrive!
BLACKPINK physical album “Kill This Love” has been released, however, fans noticed something in the photocards and were pretty upset about it.
The photocards show BLACKPINK members covered in bruises, black eye, and cuts which didn’t sit well with fans and the general public, some thought the photos were distasteful and done in a manner that deceives domestic abuse as aesthetic while others beg to differ.
[WARNING: photos below may be triggering]
Fans shared photos of the photocards online and it sparked a debate.
Some fans think the photos align well with the message of “Kill This Love” while others think it was unnecessary and in bad taste.
Here are some of fans reactions to the photocards (those defending and those criticizing):
Fire whomever thought this was a photocard worthy concept. I found it very distasteful.
Blackpink can do better.
Abuse isn’t an A E S T H E T I C. pic.twitter.com/8ljiMLakkk
— ⚠️SANA SHY SHY SHY⚠️ (@DaisyDanger24) April 23, 2019
im beyond disgusted at blackpink’s photocard, first the hair in the MV and now this??
— imo with luv (@teajoonie) April 23, 2019
the blackpink photocard situation is all ygs fault. it’s not their fault , but i hate the fact that they’re being portrayed as abused women all dolled up and stuff. it’s not that pretty . as an domestic abuse victim myself , i can say that it’s so ugly.
— hannah (@plutotaee) April 23, 2019
blackpink used physical abuse as an aesthetic for photocard pics
— sara (@puretaeIent) April 23, 2019
the blackpink photocard situation is messy,,, on one hand i can see that the bruises most likely represent the concept of war the mv was going for but on the other i can see how triggering they can be for people
— megan (@lullabygyeom) April 23, 2019
yall got time saving blackpink photocard pics on ur phones to then come up with them “promoting abuse” when the whole concept of kill this love is fighting for your own like…. yall wanna stan them so hard huh
— rob (@homotears) April 23, 2019
Abuse trigger warning
Someone who is a Blackpink fan and knows the full thing, please explain why the fuck clear signs of abuse in relationships are being used as a fucking photocard aesthetic.
@ YG Ent, there is a line you need to draw at what the fuck you sell
— pooja (@poojamk15) April 23, 2019
this whole blackpink photocard thing is kinda blown out of proportion but it’s like. idk. i think they’re kinda iffy and perhaps made in bad taste and i think yg should have at least had different versions of photocards for the two versions of the album so people can choose
— Taegi AU / Jinkook AU Maxine (@ideallyoonmin) April 23, 2019
#BlackPink photocard’s concept? PHYSICAL ABUSE IS NOT AESTHETIC ! They are clearly represented as fragile, denuded, abused women. Using that as a concept when people die everyday bc of that is unacceptable !
I WAS a Blink, I rather unstan, they are disappointing and problematic pic.twitter.com/P0hyZxrGWV
— 젤리 Lala #ForeverWithBAP (@BabyPaendeo) April 23, 2019
blackpink painting bruises on their faces for a photocard aesthetic is some messed up shit and if anyone is actually going to try and defend that, then unfollow me right now
— g/a (@kthspire) April 23, 2019
I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY’RE SUDDENLY INTO WOMEN RIGHTS BC OF BLACKPINK’S PHOTOCARD pic.twitter.com/1CbXughvG2
— • (@rubyjanemanoban) April 24, 2019
What do you think of this?