aespa’s Giselle came under fire once again for her controversial remark.
On the 11th, Vogue Korea posted a video of aespa’s travel log. In this video, the act visited Empire State Building in New York, and while looking over the panoramic view of the city, Giselle said, “I’m really going to commit suicide if my phone drops.”
Though the subtitle read “I would die if my phone drops,” Giselle clearly mentioned the word “suicide,” which people took issues with.
Soon, people started criticizing that her word choice was inappropriate, carelessly referencing suicide and taking a serious issue too lightly. One YouTuber posted a video criticizing the artist’s controversial remark, saying, “She could have said that in front of your friends, but she had to be way more careful in front of a camera.” Many agreed with him, commenting, “Her image is ruined for me” or “That’s a really bad slang. She could have been more careful.”
At the same time, some pointed out that Vogue should have edited it out. One fan shielded Giselle, saying, “I’m not saying that what Giselle said is appropriate, but it’s a term that teens use a lot. Vogue should have done a better job of filtering things out.”
As more and more SM artists are coming under fire for their careless and inappropriate remarks, more K-pop fans are demanding the label to provide better education for the artists.
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