YG Entertainment released a revised music video for BLACKPINK’s “Lovesick Girls,” which deleted scenes that caused controversy over the sexual objectification of nurses.
On Oct. 8, YG Entertainment first unveiled the revised version of “Lovesick Girls” MV on NAVER TV and later applied to YouTube.
Soon after the “Lovesick Girls” MV was released on Oct. 2, a controversy over the sexy nurse outfit was sparked. About halfway into the video, Jennie appears in sexy nurse outfits: a short skirt, nurse cap, colorful nails, and high heels. The Korean Health and Medical Workers’ Union criticized YG for “following the typical sexual code under the excuse of ‘costumes.'”
In response, YG Entertainment decided to delete all scenes showing the nurse outfit in BLACKPINK’s “Lovesick Girls” music video. They officially apologized, saying, “We will take this opportunity to deeply reflect on the heavy responsibilities laid out before us. We would like to express our deepest apologies to the nurses who felt discomfort from this issue.”
In the revised version, the nurse’s outfit completely disappeared. Instead, Jennie only appears as a patient who undergoes a variety of emotional changes.
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK is on a roll with their latest smash. BLACKPINK’s THE ALBUM topped iTunes album charts in 57 countries shortly after its release on Oct. 2, and sold about 590,000 copies at once as soon as the physical album was released on Oct. 6.