BLACKPINK & Girls’ Generation Fans Angry After ABC Confuses The Two Girl Groups
It seem that K-Pop idol groups are all just the same people to the US media, as ABC ‘Good Morning America’ recently made the mistake of confusing BLACKPINK and Girls’ Generation in one of the broadcasting station’s segments that talked about the K-Pop phenomenon.
Fans were naturally disappointed to discover that the US media did not research well enough to know the difference between the two groups.
.@GirlsGeneration and Hyoyeon’s pre-debut video appeared on GMA’s article about K-pop Invasion. GMA called them Blackpink. 🤨🤔 It’s not hard to research first……
© spjm_vid. pic.twitter.com/hsvwFUV94v
— SNSD Charts (@SNSDChartsbr) May 15, 2019
And another fan pointed out that ABC was using the same clip used seven years ago to cover the K-Pop phenomenon that is happening in 2019.
OMG, I thought the clip looked familiar. It’s from a news story 7 years ago. They literally used the same clip of SNSD to showcase the KPOP invasion from 2012. Legends. pic.twitter.com/M1v1n8sZJ8
— YOUNG SONE FOR SNSD (@MPhsone) May 15, 2019
Both groups should get an apology.
— Allan Randall 알란 란달 (@ZeroArmour) May 16, 2019
Its really disapponting. They should respect both groups and the fandoms. Im glad someone noticed it too. I also post something about the mishap that they did. Im glad someone pointed it out too. @GMA @ygofficialblink @GirlsGeneration
— 🗡💔 & 🎭 (@BTSBLACKPINKFA4) May 15, 2019
I’m ARMY and don’t listen to either group, but that’s incredibly disappointing to hear. I know I’d be upset if they did it to our kings, so I can understand the insult here. I don’t think it was intentional, just the wrong name used, but clearly an intern is getting fired! pic.twitter.com/JfKKBs72Hc
— Kissa Meassa 💜5/18-MetLife! Loving a MONSTER💜 (@KissaMeassa) May 15, 2019
According to the New Straits Times, ABC has edited the segment.
“Apparently, ABC has already edited its YouTube version of the segment to include clips from BlackPink’s Kill This Love music video.”
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