On October 4th, The Rose came back with their new title track 'She's In The Rain'.
However, instead of the usual warm welcome, some fans noticed Instagram pictures of JongHyun used as part of the set for their music video. As such, some became offended and called the group insensitive for using JongHyun's pictures.
Many fans felt that they were not showing respect to JongHyun and the song and meaning which The Rose was trying to portray was not suitable too.
Eventually some netizens began to trend on Twitter, asking The Rose for a proper explanation.
Not long ago, The Rose posted an explanation on their Twitter regarding the situation. They have also removed the music video on Youtube.
뮤직비디오 She's In The Rain 관련 공식 입장을 드립니다. pic.twitter.com/nOV2pXKZGP
— 더로즈_The Rose (@TheRose_0803) October 15, 2018
The management explained that when they were filming the music video, they were trying their best to portray the meaning of the song 'She's In The Rain'. However, at the same time, they apologized for being unable to notice that the props used in the music video set that belonged to JongHyun. Concluding the official statement, they once again apologized to both the family of JongHyun, SM Entertainment and fans.
Despite that being said, some were still unhappy about the explanation as they felt that the production team did not think much about the props they had used.
On the other hand, some other netizens also told others to not think on one side and truly analyze the message which The Rose was trying to deliver.
Just a while ago, the director of the MV released an official statement through The Rose Twitter account too.
안녕하세요, 제이앤스타 입니다.
다시 한번 본 뮤직비디오로 인해 상처받으신 모든 분들에게 진심으로 사과의 말씀 드립니다.
현재 해당 뮤직비디오의 삭제가 진행 중입니다.
해당 뮤직비디오 제작사인 비트로직으로부터 해당 뮤직비디오에 관한 입장을 받아 아래 제작사의 전문을 전달드립니다. pic.twitter.com/Tm2CMqSc6v
— 더로즈_The Rose (@TheRose_0803) October 16, 2018
He first and foremost apologized for his carelessness and admitted that he did not ask for permission when using the pictures. Continuing that, he repented on his actions and promised that he would be more careful in the future.
What do you think of this situation?