ABC‘s Good Morning American ran a segment about the K-Pop phenomenon in America over the past year, highlighting artists like PSY and BTS. However during the segment, a video of Girls’ Generation‘s “Genie” appeared, with the voice over saying BLACKPINK.
.@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
Fans did some research, and discovered ABC used the exact same clips of PSY’s “Gangnam Style” and Girls’ Generation’s “Genie” during their 2012 segment on the K-Pop invasion.
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
Many of the included video clips showcase Girls’ Generation too. In the airport scene, multiple Soshified hearts can be seen. Tiffany and Yoona can be seen entering a building. Pre-debut videos of both Hyoyeon and Yuri were included when the narrator was talking about the special training idol hopefuls go through.
Both BLINKs and SONE want an official apology for the mistake made by ABC on the live broadcast
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
It doesn't matter who @GMA intended to name. It's an insult to pretty much every Kpop fan because they use a Girls' Generation clip and call it Blackpink. No one likes being called the wrong name. They should apologize for their lack of checking their before making it public.
— Golden Sone #PickyPicky (@_melody_sone_) 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
ABC has already edited their YouTube version of the segment to include clips from BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love” music video (begins at 1:30).