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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF Saturday, April 27, 2019

BLACKPINK under fire for alleged cultural appropriation

AKP STAFF

BLACKPINK are currently under fire for alleged cultural appropriation.

Some fans and netizens have taken issue with the members' behavior in a clip from the most recent episode of the girl group's 'BLACKPINK DIARIES'. Episode 7 of BLACKPINK's reality series follows the girls behind the scenes of their "Kill this Love" music video, and at one point, Jennie and Rose as well as Lisa and Jisoo dance together. 

According to some fans, the BLACKPINK members' dance moves refer to the classical Indian dance Bharatnatyam, and they called out Jennie in particular as they allege she's mimicked the dance on multiple occasions.

Netizens commented, "I suggest the BLINKS who don't know anything about the culture please know that it's wrong, and you don't have to say anything about it. Just don't defend anything because you'll make it worse, and it's not good for Jennie like at all," "I was quiet on this matter until now, but as an Indian, I'm highly offended. I learned Bharatnatyam as a kid, and it was taught to me that this dance is sacred to us and connects us to god. Mocking mudras is beyond limits now and is fuming me," and "She had done it a few times, and it's not okay. She needs to acknowledge what she did and why it's considered wrong."

What are your thoughts on the issue? Check out the dance some netizens are finding problematic at 10:00 in the video above.

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iud_tz163 pts Saturday, April 27, 2019 39
Saturday, April 27, 2019

I'm Indian.. And I'm laughing my ass off.. My parents are laughing their ass off.. Most Indians will be laughing their ass off.. Antis be dragging BP for the most useless things now..

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aaronyan-89 pts Saturday, April 27, 2019 39
Saturday, April 27, 2019

The AMOUNT OF HATE TOWARDS BLACKPINK IN THIS SITE IS EFFIN UNBELIEVABLE! what the heck these girls EVER did to you?! Im just beyond shocked every damn article you hate on them and bash them what the hell!! Is it because these articles are written by other fandoms or is it just because they're starting to get t recognized everywhere and you juts can't take it?! You don't like blackpink or their music? Then MOVE ON! Dafuq like seriously everyone has their preferences and favs leave them alone i don't like all kpop idols or songs that doesn't im going to hate and bash on them dafuq you seriously have an issue!

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