BLACKPINK fans are very worried about the group’s future after the recent uproar related to Jisoo’s Snowdrop.
In recent days, the scandal surrounding the drama Snowdrop starring Jisoo (BLACKPINK) has become the focus of netizens’ attention. Jisoo‘s drama was caught in a controversy of distorting history. A petition with more than 300,000 signatures requesting to ban Snowdrop from broadcasting was sent to The Blue House. On the side of BLACKPINK, the group was also infected and harshly criticized on Korean forums.
According to Knetizen, it was extremely disappointing for Jisoo to accept the lead role in a controversial drama like Snowdrop. In addition, BLACKPINK members were also criticized for supporting Jisoo‘s project. Many Korean netizens insist that they will no longer listen to BLACKPINK music and are determined to boycott the YG’s girl group because of serious controversy related to politics – history of this country.
In light of the controversy related to Jisoo, BLACKPINK fans can’t help but worry about the future of the group. On social media, many people fear that BLACKPINK will end up like 2NE1. Previously, 2NE1 used to be the top girl group in Kpop. However, Park Bom‘s drug scandal caused the group to suspend joint activities for a long time, and then had to disband 2 years later.
In the case of Jisoo, fans are concerned that the incident may harm BLACKPINK‘s comeback or cause the Korean public to have a more critical view of the group. BLACKPINK had intended to release a new album before the end of 2021, however it was postponed due to a variety of reasons. Fans are looking forward to the group’s comeback in early 2022, but this schedule may need to be pushed back further to wait for the public opinion to calm down.
In 2022, BLACKPINK will enter their 7th year, the frequency of music releases as a whole group will no longer be the same as their debut era. With public pressure and little promotions, is there any guarantee that BLACKPINK‘s performance domestically will remain as it was at its peak? And once BLACKPINK’s popularity declines in Korea, will YG “neglect” the group like what the company did to 2NE1?
The concerns of BLACKPINK fans are not groundless, especially when Baby Monster – YG’s new girl group is expected to make their debut in the near future. According to reports by Korean media, YG’s new girl group is slated to be launched in early 2022. The lineup consists of teenage female trainees. Their average age is younger than 2NE1 and BLACKPINK at the time of their debut. On December 17, an article also revealed that YG is pushing the debut of Baby Monster to early next year.
A YG official once disclosed that the members of Baby Monster are talented, like there are “10 versions of Jennie“. On social media, netizens have made predictions about the lineup of Baby Monster. Members who are likely to debut include Chaeeun, Seojin, Hyerin, Park Aubrey…
- If BLACKPINK’s next comeback doesn’t include a world tour, I’ll take this as a sign of disbandment. If YG doesn’t capitalize on BLACKPINK’s popularity anymore, it’s because they don’t want to invest in the group, and the group will face the similar situation to 2NE1.
- I’m excited for YG’s new girl group, but I’m afraid YG will treat BLACKPINK like 2NE1.
- If YG lets a new girl group debut before BLACKPINK’s comeback, they’re definitely prioritizing Baby Monster. I think the debut of a new girl group will affect BLACKPINK’s activities quite a lot. The next 2 years will be very difficult for the girls and for us.
- Jisoo’s acting ambition will lead to the downfall of BLACKPINK.
- Since YG is about to debut a new group, I guess BLACKPINK will end up with the same fate as 2NE1.