With all of BLACKPINK‘s success internationally, they’ve been interviewing in English a lot more frequently. For Jennie and Rosé this isn’t a problem, since they’re both fluent in English. Lisa is less fluent, but still conversational, while Jisoo speaks very little English, so it’s a lot harder for her to participate in English interviews. Many interviewers have been called out by BLINKs for not giving Jisoo a translator and/or allowing one of the other three girls to translate for her, resulting in her not speaking much or at all.
Stokes of Stokes & Friends: KPOP with T.H.I.S. Podcast, however, decided to make sure Jisoo knew that her efforts to learn English have not gone unnoticed. After interviewing the girls for his May 8 podcast, Stokes offered each of them gifts. Saving Jisoo for last he offered her a “Harmony charm” and said he was giving it to her because her English is so beautiful it sounds like “two birds singing”.
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When I was doing my research for the @blackpinkofficial podcast I read an article about @sooyaaa__ speaking English, and how sometimes she felt unsure about doing it. I got #Jisoo the #harmonycharm bc I wanted her to know that her effort, and bravery, do not go unnoticed. Also, her accent is soo graceful & special. I love how she makes @jennierubyjane laugh in this vid! Listen to the full interviews on #theworldblinks IOS: https://apple.co/2HdaysC Android: https://bit.ly/2DZ90Au
BLINKs know that Jisoo has been working diligently to learn English to connect deeper with international BLINKs with the help of her English-speaking members. With or without being fluent in English, BLINKs all over the world love Jisoo exactly the way she is.