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YG Entertainment responds to controversy over G-Dragon's selca

By starsung   Thursday, August 1, 2013   126,760   647   694
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You may remember G-Dragon's recent selca that brought him quite a bit of mixed reactions from the international audience, even gaining attention on media outlets like SPIN magazine and LA Times, which suggested the selca may be a poorly carried out tribute to Trayvon Martin. 


The photo spurred quite a debate on the idol's Instagram, where it was originally posted, with fans arguing with one another about whether the idol had intentionally 'blackfaced' himself or whether it was just a dark colored facial mask.


In response to the controversy brewing, YG Entertainment reached out to SPIN to clarify the matter at hand, stating that this was all just a big misunderstanding.

The reps said,

"GD was simply wearing different face paint colors and this is a huge misunderstanding. The face paint is only a color variation for his album cover which includes black, white, and red. It is in no way meant to be a political or racial statement... It's being derived by a simple photo shoot where GD was using different face paint colors for his upcoming album."


SEE ALSO: G-Dragon goes on a selca spree and sparks some mixed reactions along the way


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nathasiane_marco Thursday, September 19, 2013

Everyone's just over reacting. G-DRAGON IS INNOCENT! -_- #backpack

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kaylahyuna Tuesday, August 13, 2013

People need to chill out! First thing I thought when I see that was- it must be a facial mask. I'm a female of color and I have dealt with racism, but this is far from a racial remark. Also, to accuse him of making a statement regarding Trayvon Martin is BS considering GD has no idea who the kid is unless he is up-to-date with American news which I highly doubt. ;

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just.me Sunday, August 11, 2013

To be fair, his face definitely looks ;reminiscent of ;every other time Korea's done "blackface". But to tell you the truth, he's an odd bird and I think he's going places with this in his mind that your average Joe is not going to be able to think up. I wouldn't be surprised if this had some obscure deep meaning that even the "oh no it's the illuminati!" people won't be able to pick up on.

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