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Posted by beansss Tuesday, November 10, 2020

WOODZ releases more concept teasers for his 2nd mini album + deletes previous image accused of cultural appropriation

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WOODZ (Jo Seung Youn) has released his second set of 'Allergy' version concept teasers for his solo comeback!

In this group of concept photos, WOODZ continues to puzzle fans with a playful, eclectic, and slightly mysterious atmosphere to his images, overall taking on dark color tones. The artist also makes use of unique props ranging from a toy train set, to a dinosaur hat, a rabbit costume, etc. 

Meanwhile back on November 10, international fans came together to request that one photo released in WOODZ's earlier 'Love' version concept images be deleted, due to potential cultural appropriation. In the photo in question, WOODZ posed while wearing a specific hat, which fans believed was a recreation of a traditional headdress belonging to American Plains Natives. 

After fans reached out to WOODZ's creative team with concerns, the artist deleted the specific photo from his teaser images and stated, "Per fans' concerns, we have come to the decision to delete the photo in question as it could potentially cause many fans concerns due to the cultural problems of the headdress. Using this incident as a learning point, we would like to also relay our promise to be careful in the future and better understand all cultures." 

WOODZ's solo comeback with his 2nd mini album 'WOOPS!' is coming up on November 17 at 6 PM KST.

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quark12395
quark12395Allkill VIP21,108 pts Tuesday, November 10, 2020 0
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Honestly I didn't even notice the headdress in the photo in the last set until someone else pointed it out. It makes me think someone realized it wasn't good and tried to use a photo that obscured most of it. I still love how quirky and unique these concept photos are. He's definitely forging a path to set himself apart from his peers.

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I_said_what_I_sa
I_said_what_I_sa2,909 pts Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

What picture tho? I’m curious of what it was...

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