Knetizens defend aespa Giselle in light of the N-word incident; BTS RM is also dragged into controversy
Koreans voiced their support for Giselle (aespa). However, BTS fans got angry as RM’s N-word controversy was also dug up.
An issue that caused a stir on social media on October 23 was related to Giselle (aespa). She got into a serious controversy in the behind-the-scenes clip of MV Savage. Specifically, in one scene, Giselle, along with Karina and NingNing, danced and sang along to a vibrant piece of music in the song Love Galore. Only Giselle memorized the lyrics and sang along but accidentally lip-synced the sentence containing an N-word.
While international fans were extremely indignant and demanded an apology from Giselle and SM, Knets had a completely different reaction. Many netizens left comments on online forums to protect the Japanese member of aespa.
However, BTS fans were also angry when many people took this opportunity to dig up RM’s old scandal that was also related to the N-word. When he was a rookie like Giselle, the leader of BTS even sang the N-word on the performance stage.
After the incident, RM did not have an official apology but never repeated this mistake. Fans think it’s absurd to dig up RM’s story 7 years ago.