A video has gone viral of paparazzi allegedly disrespecting K-Pop solo artist AleXa.
Recently, AleXa made history as the first-ever winner of the NBC competition show American Song Contest.
She has since guested on The Kelly Clarkson Show and presented at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards (also known as the 2022 BBMAs).
It was at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards that the paparazzi allegedly disrespected her.
In a behind-the-scenes video of the pre-show carpet, celebrities’ photos were taken, including AleXa’s.
Paparazzi can be heard in the video from WMTV. They were complaining about an unidentified woman.
She is something else. I don’t like her conduct with us. All she is is this! I mean when it’s his thing, and she’s gotta support him, she was there, but she won’t do any of the photos. Who does she think she is?
An AleXa fan account (@lottielovegoodx) posted the video on TikTok. It went viral with 21.3K views at the time of writing.
WHOEVER THOSE PAPARAZZI WERE REFERRING TO IT WAS SUPER DISRESPECTFUL. DO THEY NOT REALISE PEOPLE CAN HEAR WHAT THEY’RE SAYING?
In my opinion it was super unprofessional #kpop #kpopfyp #fyp #fypシ #alexa #alexazb #alexakpop #alexawonderland #alexchristine #produce48 #zblabel #zanybros #wonderland #아렉사 #김세리 #aitrooper #aitroopers #kpopidol #bbmas #bbmas2022 #billboard #billboardmusicawards #dojacat #megantheestallion #beckyg #bbmasredcarpet #redcarpet #paparazzi #asc #americansongcontest
Another K-Pop, K-Drama, and BL fan account Jovi Champ reposted the video too, and it went viral with 433.2K views at the time of writing. He called out the paparazzi for “disrespectful comments towards AleXa.”
Netizens are outraged by the comments allegedly made toward AleXa. It’s being called both “disrespectful” and “unprofessional.”
They’re also pointing out how the remarks are absurd since paparazzi are paid to take photos of celebrities, including AleXa.
Additionally, AleXa is being praised for being a “pro,” as always!
It’s not confirmed that the comments were about AleXa as we don’t see the paparazzi speaking. Yet, the camera is clearly recording her, and the paparazzi in question sound close enough to the camera’s mic that it is possible. Still, the comments don’t make sense.
On the other hand, AleXa recently posted photos from the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. In her caption, she thanked press photographers.
honestly living for these photos 📸💙 HUGE thank you to all the press photographers for these amazing pics
This wouldn’t be the first time paparazzi publicly disrespected a K-Pop idol at a U.S. event. Recently, a paparazzi made offensive remarks toward NCT‘s Johnny. Read more below:
Watch the full video of AleXa arriving at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards red carpet below: