Ji Soo appeared to be glaring at Lisa in a GIF that recently resurfaced on social media, causing Korean netizens to be confused.
On August 21, a topic of Ji Soo and Lisa entered the top trending on Pann Nate with more than 88,000 views. Korean netizens argue about an old moment between two Black Pink members. The GIF captures Rosé and Jennie making a heart with their hands, while Ji Soo appears to be in discomfort and “glaring” at Lisa. Lisa is also seen to look sad while lowering her face. This “confusing” moment sparks a discussion among netizens, causing speculations about the relationship between Black Pink‘s oldest and youngest members. The original poster wrote: “From my point of view, Lisa looks upset. What was going on here, was Ji Soo scolding Lisa?”.
In response to the suspicions of conflict between Ji Soo and Lisa, Black Pink‘s fans explained that this was just a misunderstanding. The GIF is cut from Black Pink Diaries Ep.1 posted on YouTube on February 16, 2019. The specific context of this moment was during the girls’ rehearsal for their concert “Black Pink in Your Area” in Bangkok in January 2019. Fans did not know why Lisa had a tired expression when the group made heart signs at the end, but fans are certain that the members were not fighting or Ji Soo was not “showing attitude” towards the maknae. Before this moment, Ji Soo and Lisa were still joking around and dancing together.
Some comments are: “I don’t know what happened but Ji Soo’s eyes look very angry and scary”; “Is Ji Soo a racist?”; “It was just a random moment, don’t try to look too much into their relationship”; “If JiSoo and Lisa were fighting, why were they dancing together so happily before?”; “Lisa and Ji Soo are very close. Lisa took Ji Soo to her home on vacation, the two have traveled together. They see each other as families”; “When I saw the four of them hugging and crying during Black Pink’s concert, I could feel that they are really close. Even though there are negative rumors, there are actually a lot of pictures and videos showing how close Black Pink are”; “Recently Ji Soo’s anti-fans started attacking her online. We need to file a complaint to YG”…
This is not the first time that Black Pink members have been rumored to not get along. Some moments are often edited and interpreted by anti-fans as proof that the girls are not close. However, fans claim that Black Pink is very united and get along well, there is no friction and jealousy among the members as rumored by netizens.