On October 8, the Korean Health and Medical Workers' Union released a statement in response, after YG Entertainment's earlier decision to delete the controversial nurse outfit scene in BLACKPINK's "Lovesick Girls" MV.
A representative of the union revealed, "We welcome BLACKPINK's decision to replace the video as soon as possible, a quick response befitting of the reputation of a global star. We hope that this incident will ring a bell of warning to all regarding the problematic climate in our society, which so easily sexualizes certain professions and certain groups, not just nurses."
The union continued, "The nurses of the Korean Health and Medical Workers' Union will continue to fulfill our duties as soldiers against COVID19. Just as we have made efforts for the health of our nation's people for the past 117 years of history, we will resume our roles as protectors of the nation's health for the next 100 years."