BLACKPINK’s Jennie on a date? Is it creepy?

BLACKPINK’s Jennie on a date?

Fan asks BLACKPINK’s Jennie on a date? Is it creepy?_

Korean Popular Music, often abbreviated as K-Pop is one of the most popular genres of music right now. K-Pop is a music genre which originates in South Korea as part of South Korean culture.  K-pop is influenced by different styles and genres from around the world, which include the pop, experimental, rock, jazz, gospel, hip hop, R&B, reggae, electronic dance, folk, country , and classical above its roots in Korean music. While the modern version of the genre emerged with the formation of one of the first K-pop groups, the Seo Taiji and Boys a boy band, in 1992.

The word "K-рор" beсаme рорulаr in the 2000's. Рreviоusly, South Korean рор music was саlled gаyо. Аlthоugh "K-рор" is а соmmоn term fоr рорulаr musiс in Sоuth Kоreа, it is оften used in а smаll sense in the genre desсribed here. In 2018, K-рор exрerienсed signifiсаnt grоwth аnd beсаme а 'роwer рlаyer,' mаrking а 17.9% inсreаse in revenue grоwth. 

Аs of 2019, K-рор is rаnked sixth аmоng the tор ten musiс mаrkets wоrldwide ассоrding to the Internаtiоnаl Federаtiоn оf the Рhоnоgrарhiс Industry's "Glоbаl Musiс Reроrt 2019," with BTS аnd Blасkрink being identified аs leаding аrtists in mаrket grоwth. In 2020, K-рор hаd а reсоrd yeаr when it асhieved 44.8% grоwth аnd роsitiоned itself аs the fаstest grоwing mаrket оf the yeаr. 

And the K-pop industry has reached new heights with the success of BTS, because of which it also has made a significant growth in the tourism industry where BTS alone brings 8, 00,000 tourists to South Korea per year.

While it can be seen that boy groups in Korea are extremely popular, but it wouldn’t be wrong to say that even girl groups have created a name for them as well. But being a female K-Pop star is not easy because female K-pop stars it is a fight between the strong, sexy and independent women (a product of westernized male gaze) to that of being submissive, cute, lovable and innocent (a product of the patriarchal South Korean society). And body proves as very important role in the lives of the K-pop artists especially females that they often end up saying that they can’t even get hurt without permission as their bodies are the nation’s treasure and that is why have to cherish it always at all costs.

Alongside this the female k-pop stars have to go through some crazy male followers where their safety has been manhandled by these male fans. Living in a patriarchal society, it is always seen that the girl is the easy target of the society (including males and females) to blame on whenever things go wrong and same has been the case with many k-pop female celebrities.

And today we are going talk about one such incident, which is like disrupting the normal life of these female K – Pop stars. As we already know that BLACKPINK is a huge band just like BTS, and have garnered a lot of fans for themselves all around the world, while their fans are called BLINKS, it is common that they will have many admirers as they are females. So let’s see how a guy BLINK asks out Jennie for date but not personally, instead publicly. And here are the details;

Real name - Christian Albert Gaza, but better known as Xian Gaza on social media, is causing a stir on various social media platforms and online communities since the past few days.

He drew a lot of attention when he confessed his feelings to Jennie of BLACKPINK and asked her to come out with him with a sign board sign near the YG Entertainment building. A billboard sign with the BLACKPINK member Jennie's face asks Jennie to go to dinner with captions, "Kim Jennie Ruby Jane, Can I take you out to dinner? And make me the happiest man alive?" both Korean and English.

In fact, it is not the first time Xian Gaza has done something like this - back in 2017, he had invited Filipino actor Erich Gonzales for a coffee date and with an advertising board, which she refused. While the billboard asking Jennie for dinner is located in Noksapyeong-daero 11-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea - just a few miles from where the YG Entertainment building is located.

According to the website, Xian Gaza explained his actions by saying, "I do not know how to contact Jennie, and so I had to set up an advertising board in the heart of South Korea. I hope she will agree." He also shared a photo of the advertising board on his Facebook page, which gained more than 84,000 responses, 17,000 comments, and 26,000 shares. Thus making it a hot topic of discussion among BLINKS and other K-Pop fans.

In addition, fans say Gaza is a fraud and while also wrote, "... several businesses have come forward claiming to have been robbed by Gaza."

Now we shall give you some details about BLACKPINK, especially for those who don’t know about the girls much.

BLACKPINK is a South Korean girls' group formed by YG Entertainment Company, which started in 2016 with four members, Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa. And the name BLACKPINK band often compares with the general definition of the pink color that is considered feminine. BLACKPINK is a group that not only wants to show off their kawaii and beautiful side to their audience but also their strong and resilient side, thus bringing both sides of the women under one roof. Since they started singing in 2016, the girls' band has released some amazing songs and their songs have landed on the Global 200 and Billboard Hot 100 charts, thus gaining recognition from RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), BPI (British Phonographic Industry) and ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association). In short they have made a name for themselves and are one of the biggest K-pop girls thus gaining a lot of international support from fans all over the world.

They also have many international fans known as ‘BLINKS’, who support and love girls and their MVs (music videos). The word BLINK is a combination of the two words 'BLACK' and 'PINK', thus forming 'BACK'. And below let's take a closer look at BLACKPINK members:

  • Jisoo - is a leading singer and third member of the girls' group and actress.
  • Jennie - is a singer and rapper and is the first person to be selected as a member of a girls' band.
  • Lisa - is a dancer, rapper and band member and is the second member of the girls' group.
  • Rose - is a group singer and dancer and is the last and fourth person to be introduced to a girls' band.

BLACKPINK is regarded as one of the biggest girl groups in the world right now which makes them as a target for criticism, hate and also love. But being famous also brings many negativities and the celebrity is hardly left with any personal space. They live their lives based on what fans want from them or according to what is good for their image. Being popular will also get you stalked by creeps, just like we saw in the case of Jennie.

Ref: Blink (fandom) | BLACK PINK Wiki | Fandom

A fan asks BLACKPINK's Jennie out on a date through a $30,000 billboard sign near YG Entertainment's building | allkpop

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