On December 1, the '2017 MAMA' in Hong Kong took place at AsiaExpo-Arena. Black Pink did not attend the event, however, they were one of the nominees for 'Best Female Artist' alongside Red Velvet, MAMAMOO, TWICE, and G-Friend.
When it came time for the award, Jung Se Woon introduced the nominees with an acoustic performance, briefly playing each group's hit tracks. During the stage, a group photo of each nominee played on a slideshow on the screen behind the singer. Each girl group's photos were clearly presented except for Black Pink, whose faces were blurred red.
Fans believe Mnet has purposely blurred out the girls' faces due to their poor relationship with YG Entertainment. Comments of anger stated, "THEY DON'T DESERVE THIS DISRESPECT", "How could you blur those beautiful faces???", "I know that YG and Mnet have a beef going on for years now, but it's never right to attack one of YG's groups, like how low can @MnetMAMA get #BLACKPINKREDFACE."
Currently, fans are continuing to let out their anger via Twitter with the hashtag #BLACKPINKREDFACE.