YG Entertainment has addressed the recent controversy surrounding Jennie’s nurse outfit in “Lovesick Girls” MV.
The Health and Medical Workers’ Union of Korea had previously released a public statement voicing their disappointment with BLACKPINK‘s recent MV, “Lovesick Girls.” They criticized YG Entertainment stating,
“They [YG] sexually objectified nurses in BLACKPINK’s music video.
The nurses are still exposed to overuse of power and sexual assault. The more this image is repeated, the worse the situation gets.”
On October 6, YG Entertainment issued an official statement to clarify the situation, they stated,
“First of all, we would like to express our deepest respect to the nurses who are always standing by the patients on the spot.
“Lovesick Girls” is a song that conveys a message of hope and anxiety about why we are hurt by love but find another love and a hopeful message in it.
The scene in which the nurse and patient appear in the music video reflects the lyrics of the song, ‘No Doctor could help when I’m lovesick.’
We had no other specific intention, but we’re deeply concerned about the distorted views coming in.
We ask of you to watch the music video as an independent art genre, and would appreciate it if you could understand that each scene had no intention beyond expressing the music.
The production team is deeply considering and discussing editing the scene.”
What do you think of their response?