BLINKs are demanding better treatment for BLACKPINK‘s Jennie following a promotional event in Indonesia.
On January 14, BLACKPINK attended #AWESOMELIVE, a livestreamed fan event for Samsung Indonesia. #AWESOMELIVE comes less than a week after Samsung released the CF campaign for the “Galaxy A”, featuring their global endorsement models, BLACKPINK.
Outraged fans claim that Jennie was needlessly exposed to cruel comments from anti-fans that left her visibly upset.
— jongin day ♥️ (@rednnie) January 14, 2020
According to these fans, Jennie was on the brink of tears. Many are upset with the hosts for allowing this to happen and for “ignoring” her throughout the event.
peak devastation when jennie saw most of the comments hating on her and trying not break down in tears… my heart aches for her #JennieDeservesBetter #BOYCOTTSamsungIndonesia pic.twitter.com/L4OOFh2Jzc
— Donna Marie (@Donna077dmr) January 14, 2020
I don’t stan but wow those hosts are terrible to make her read those comments and then ignore her, that’s pure disrespect #JennieDeservesBetter
— juju ⁷ ⟭⟬ 🧈 #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@imgaytypebeat) January 14, 2020
Other fans have criticized BLACKPINK’s agency, YG Entertainment, for not doing enough to keep their artists safe from malicious commenters.
I'm really tired of feeling sad and angry about the hate BP and especially Jennie receive, no matter how much we talk we can't stop this shxt, it's YG job to sue haters, but they're doing nothing… #JennieDeservesBetter pic.twitter.com/aSlZi12eJP
— BELLE⁷ (@RihDaughter) January 14, 2020
To make matters worse, Jennie’s fanbase was reportedly not permitted to organize a celebration for Jennie’s birthday at the event, or sing “Happy Birthday”. The person who won a content at the event was allegedly a Jennie anti-fan.
Samsung lied to us about Jennie birthday project and didn’t allow a Jensoo fanbase holding a birthday celebration for her. Further, the MC purposely excluded her from the interview. Furthermore, her anti won that contest. Are you joking me???? #JennieDeservesBetter
— kezia (@MlLFlRENE) January 14, 2020
Someone still remember about this girl??
She said that she never go to the concert of Blackpink because of Jennie ???
— KimHuynh14 (@Kimmy1413396867) January 14, 2020
Many BLINKs are now calling for a Samsung Indonesia boycott, and an apology for Jennie.
— 𝒥𝑒𝓃𝓃𝒾𝑒 ⚜ (@kxjen01) January 14, 2020
— BLΛCKPIИK Voting Team (@BP_VotingTeam) January 14, 2020
Watch the entire 4-hour livestream here: