Many netizens believe that Jennie (BLACKPINK) intentionally revealed her leg injury to explain a series of laziness on stage. But what is the truth?
Jennie (BLACKPINK) is one of the hottest female star today, both the #1 IT Girl in Kpop and an all-powerful idol when she can sing, rap, and dance brilliantly. But most recently, netizens have raised a controversy about whether Jennie accidentally or intentionally revealed her foot injury.
Many netizens believe that the female idol intentionally revealed her injury from the stage until taking pictures with BLACKPINK backstage, going to the airport, or even when livestreaming with fans. This action is considered by many netizens to be an excuse after Jennie was caught in the scandal of being lazy to dance.
However, after this controversy broke out, the BLINK (BLACKPINK’s fandom) community in particular and the majority of Kpop fans, in general, defended the female idol. In fact, when having an injury, Jennie is always the one to carefully hide her injury, even showing a positive attitude and deliberately smiling as if nothing happened to reassure fans.
Jennie‘s first lazy dance scandal took place in 2018, at the time when BLACKPINK was doing the In Your Area World Tour. There have been many fancams pointing out that Jennie has more superficial and less powerful choreography than other members. However, fans pointed out that the reason was that Jennie fell and twisted her leg right on stage. The female idol even reassured fans that she was fine, not using the injury to justify it. In the behind-the-scenes photo posted by the dancer, Jennie revealed her bandaged foot.
In 2020, fans were in shock when they saw that Jennie had to use crutches during a livestream and at an event. To fans’ concerns, Jennie explained that she accidentally slipped and injured her ankle and ligament. Despite the pain, Jennie still wore high heels and posed professionally at the event. The picture of her using crutches is behind the scenes, taken and uploaded by fans.
During the promotion of How You Like That and Pretty Savage, Jennie was once again suspected of performing half-heartedly due to her slightly different and out of beat dance moves compared to other members. However, once again, Jennie was vindicated. She wore socks and high-heeled shoes to hide the ankle band. Fans had to look closely to notice this. The female idol has never once complained or used her injury as an excuse to justify the accusation of lazy dancing.
Eventually, the truth about Jennie’s alleged lazy dancing has come to light. The pictures showing her injury are mainly taken by the fans by chance, not by the female idol herself to get sympathy. Jennie‘s sincerity towards fans and silent dedication to performing has touched many netizens.