BLACKPINK's Jisoo Celebrates Solo Triumph While Jennie Navigates Controversy
BLACKPINK's Jisoo and Jennie are making headlines, each attracting attention for very distinct reasons. Jisoo's breakout solo musical success is being celebrated by fans, whereas Jennie's acting career is facing backlash over her on-screen wardrobe choices.
Jisoo launched her solo career last March with her widely anticipated single, "Flower," quickly ascending to top positions on global music charts and bagging several victories on South Korean music shows. Her impressive achievement was recognized by Allkpop, naming her the solo artist with the highest number of music show victories in 2023, totaling nine wins to date.
Additionally, Jisoo has achieved a prestigious "Triple Crown" award for her appearances on MBC M's "Show Champion" and SBS's "Inkigayo." This honor places her alongside the likes of Block B member Zico, who earned the "Triple Crown" in 2020 with his hit, "Any Song." Fans, also known as BLINKs, took to Twitter to celebrate Jisoo's milestone, pushing the hashtags "#FLOWER9thWin" and "#JISOO9thWin" to trend on the platform.
Contrastingly, fellow BLACKPINK member Jennie has drawn criticism for her clothing choices in her acting debut on HBO's "The Idol." Images of Jennie's attire, considered by some as provocative, sparked an online debate. While many fans defended her wardrobe choices as part of the show's creative decisions, others accused her of conforming to U.S. fashion norms.
One fan expressed sympathy for Jennie, commenting, "She's a top star, but she's doing all of this just to fit into the U.S. standards." While another user defended Jennie, asserting, "In America, isn't it pretty normal for idols to wear stuff like that on stage?"
Jennie had recently faced backlash for her portrayal of character Dyanne in "The Idol," particularly after a sensual dance sequence aired in the first episode. The backlash led to the activation of Instagram's anti-bullying feature to protect her personal account from offensive remarks.
Unexpectedly, "The Idol" ended abruptly on July 2 after only three of its planned six episodes had aired. While the reason for the early conclusion was not officially disclosed, speculation suggests the show's "highly sexualized" theme may have contributed to the premature end. The possibility of a second season remains uncertain at this point.
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