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

By starsung   Thursday, August 1, 2013   128,534   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

What are your thoughts on the matter?

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nathasiane_marco Thursday, September 19, 2013

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

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. ; 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.

jimikpop Wednesday, August 7, 2013

If they think that's an uproar...imagine what the world will do when they realize what the Korean word Niga means in English LOL

kpopanimefan713 Sunday, August 11, 2013

What does it mean?

rileyboudreau Tuesday, August 13, 2013

@kpopanimefan713 ... it means "you"

marshallcross Monday, August 5, 2013

Why did he in the first place have to upload such an ugly photo of himself? :-(

david_kim Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Why are you soo ugly?

leia13 Sunday, August 4, 2013

But why was it immediately taken negatively? How do you know he was being racist, maybe it was positive. Maybe GD has some secret desire to be black. xD but seriously I do think it was just a lot of people jumping to conclusions

chingou Sunday, August 4, 2013

Ok, I can see both sides to this. I personally wasn't offended (I'm not black ^.^) But I am asian and if someone painted their face yellow and did chinky eyes... Then I still wouldn't be offended. It's probably just me though. I'm not that sensitive to those sort of things. Yeah, my skin actually has a yellow tinge to it, yeah my eyes are small SO WHAT? BRING IT ON BRAHHHH XD I'm Korean and I'm mothaf*cking proud!!! My friend squints her eyes at me all the time and then I just call her Voldemort cuz when she ties her hair, it looks like she's bald XD. ;

Ok, but some people are normal unlike me and get insulted by blackface or chinky eyes or whatever. What Gdragon did probably wasn't intentional (and frankly, isn't even close to blackface. Seriously, search it up. His face paint cannot be compared to the real blackface) but some people just get sensitive over these things. Painting your face black is a universal imitation of being... Well, black! So posting the pic would obviously cause controversy without a proper explanation. It isn't entirely racist though. Racism is when you mock, make fun of and/or discriminate someone because of their race. He ain't doing any. ;

Anyways, deleting this pic and clearing the misunderstandings himself would be the normal way to handle the scandal but seriously, our GD is anything but normal XD

And isn't anyone else spazzing at the fact that he''s having a comeback? WHOOOOOOOOO!!!! PLEASE VISIT AUSTRALIA!!!! WE DON'T GET ANY LOOOOOVE TT.TT

ceoofthesofa Saturday, August 3, 2013

Well, isn't this why we have racism in the first place?
People need to calm the eff down.
If we WEREN'T supposedly racist, then all of these things shouldn't matter.
The more we bring it to the public's eye, the more unnecessary racism we create.
If we were really "comfortable" living in the midst of all the races, then any of these "controversial issues" shouldn't bother us.
People think that by raising these issues is giving light to "racism" but in all honesty, all they're doing is making it worse for all the races.
It's been about 2000 years since this world has been civilized, isn't it about time we shut up and just be comfortable with each other's skin colors?

biasmyungsoozy Saturday, August 3, 2013

Nothing weird there, GD is a weirdo , racist and anti-Christ and whatsoever.

lykavidad Saturday, August 3, 2013

first of all teenagers of every color ( red brown black white yellow) wear hoodies ...CHILL guys!!!... i personally have never heard of trayvon...i searched only after seeing this YG statement...WHY SO SERIOUS !!!..

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