A recent music video ( How You Like That ) of BLACKPINK has been angering some fans in India at the moment. If you’ve watched it, you might have noticed on particular scenes that shows to lisa’s left there’s a statue of hindu god, Lord Ganesha. Putting lord Ganesha on the ground and beside her throne is extremely disrespectful towards Hinduism. Indian fans criticize Lisa for disrespecting lord Ganesha on social media.
Below is the screenshot from the music video that has been causing the controversy among netizens in India.
The statue that Blackpink apparently used as a “prop” for their music video is that of God Ganesha. God Ganesha is an integral part of my culture. People in my country worship him. He holds a lot of importance in my culture. There’s a whole festival of 10 days called – pic.twitter.com/BHa8IiWbXv— Devy⁷ // 데비 // 📌theory (@Devykook19) June 26, 2020
Indian Fans Criticize Lisa For Using Holy Objects For Aesthetic Purposes.
Lalisa Manoban, best known as Lisa, is a South Korean-based Thai rapper, singer and dancer who is part of the South Korean girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment. Today Blackpink launched an all-new track, ‘How You Like That’. Now a particular scene from the video causing the controversy among netizens in India.
And below are what the fans have been saying.
We Desimys have supported all cultures and movements. We want international ARMYs to stand up with us when our culture is being appropriated! Lord Ganesha, a Hindu deity is being disrespected here for aesthetics!— Shwetaaaaa⁷ ⟬⟭ 💜 ⟭⟬ (@notyourShwets) June 26, 2020
You know Ganesha is God in Hinduism.???— AV⁷ 💜 (@staygold_AV) June 26, 2020
He is not someone to be used as a prop on the floor for you music video. pic.twitter.com/uXHoqd95r5
This is not at all acceptable😡Ganesha is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon.— sevenwondersofmyworld⁷ #BLM (@JainIpsita) June 26, 2020
It is high time we desis take this seriously and raise our voice against it. Everyone keeps on using our culture as an aesthetic.YGneeds to apologise. #YGapologise pic.twitter.com/e1rXaooazL
Thank you blinks for reducing down my religion to a joke and fanwars. The one who pointed this out isn’t even an army. And Ganesha is a GOD he’s not a ‘culture’ so stop justifying nonsense and call out Blackpink’s management for what they did. pic.twitter.com/r5tBQBwP04— sona⁷ (@taehyungzing) June 26, 2020
In Islam, NO ONE is ever allowed to put the Quran on a lower surface or the ground. Not even the muslims who read it daily. Imagine how Hindus feel when they see their Ganesha on the ground?? How can you justify that?? Lisa worshiping him doesn’t allow her to do that, whatsoever— aisha²⁸ (@adoreftlwt) June 26, 2020
K-Pop Group Is Being Accused Of Appropriating Indian Culture.
It isn’t the first time that K-pop group have ever insulted Indian culture, with numerous reality shows and idol groups indulging in derogatory jokes. When Indian protested this as insensitive, it not only prompted non-desi K-Pop fans to respond with racial language but also led some desi fans to call them “sensitive ” and to apologise “on behalf” of the desi group itself.
And what differentiates all these incidents from one another? Were they all pure manifestations of being too sensitive and restricting freedom of expression and imagination? Or is there a more complex structure of oppression and power that is not immediately evident?
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