Posted by Sophie-Ha Monday, March 20, 2023

TWICE's stylists receive backlash for dressing Chaeyoung in a QAnon shirt


There are times K-pop idols are seen wearing shirts with controversial statements that include vulgar words. Often, the idols are not aware of what is written on their clothing because they are dressed by stylists.

Recently, JYP Entertainment style coordinators have been under fire for dressing their artists in distasteful shirts. Just a week ago, JYP Entertainment had to edit out parts of NMIXX's "Young, Dumb, Stupid" music video after Haewon was seen wearing a shirt with a vulgar word.

Then on March 20, fans discovered that TWICE's Chaeyoung was wearing a controversial QAnon shirt.

QAnon is an American right-wing political conspiracy theory group often at the center of various political movements and controversies. Qanon followers have committed acts of violence on numerous occasions fueled by their various QAnon conspiracy theories. Members of this conspiracy group attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in an attempt to overturn the 2020 U.S. election after Trump lost to Joe Biden.

Therefore, many fans are raising their voice against JYP Entertainment stylists who have not done proper research in dressing their idols. Of course, many fans are defending the idol, stating that she probably wore the shirt without even knowing the meaning behind the shirt.

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trogdorthe8th14,061 pts Monday, March 20, 2023 13
Monday, March 20, 2023

Stylists NEED to be held accountable in these situations, not the artists (unless they're wearing something of their own volition of course, which is not the case here). The thing is, the same can be said when anyone gets tattoos or clothing in another language that they neither speak nor understand. Do your research and understand the context behind what you're getting or wearing, ESPECIALLY if you're giving it to a client to use for work. It's not their job (in this case Chaeyoung) to have to do research about such things, regardless of how this shirt was repackaged. A simple Google search with that phrase will immediately show Q-Anon, what they stand for, as well as the fact that the phrase in question is one of their mottos. It's also still giving funding to a radical group or one that supports it by even purchasing it in the first place, which makes this woman an unwilling and unknowing participant in the advertising of a radical group of individuals. Bottom line, stylists need to do their research rather than grabbing something that they recognize to have a few "buzz words" that they understand.

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Pinky_Peachy1,636 pts Monday, March 20, 2023 27
Monday, March 20, 2023

How the fuck did this happen?

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