When BLACKPINK Was Once Accused Of Exploiting Hindu Religion For Putting A Ganesha Statue In Their Song
Did You Know BLACKPINK Once Used A Ganesha Statue In Their Song & Got Called Out For Exploiting Hindu Religion?(Photo Credit –Instagram)

One of the popular K-pop girl bands, BLACKPINK, was under the fire of controversy for using a Hindu deity Ganesha as a prop in their music video, ‘How You Like That’. The most-watched video got caught in controversy as their Hindu fans felt it was an exploitation of the Hindu religion. The band was mercilessly trolled, and here’s what happened next.

For the unversed, BLACKPINK’s comeback video ‘How You Like That’ had surpassed BTS’ ‘Boy With Luv’. It was uploaded on June 26, 2020, and had hit 50 million views in over 11 hours and within a month, it had garnered 230 million views. BLACKPINK is led by four girls, Jisoo, Lisa, Jennie and Rose.

In the music video, ‘How You Like That’, at the one minute-twenty-second mark, fans were quick to spot a Ganesha (Hindu deity) statue in the corner of a set beside Lisa, who was rapping her part. And soon enough, the fans demanded the removal of the statue from the video, and on Twitter, hashtags like #Ganesha and #YGApologise started to trend while blaming YG Entertainment.

Later, YG Entertainment removed the statue from the video to avoid further controversy and replaced it with a cylindrical black gas tank. Hindu BLINKS were quite disappointed with this gesture.

When BLACKPINK Was Once Accused Of Exploiting Hindu Religion For Putting A Ganesha Statue In Their Song
The Scene Before Removing The Statue

Check out the video after the statue removal:

BLACKPINK India later tweeted, “We are aware of the issue in How You Like That MV. We Believe that it’s Offensive to usage of Lord Ganesha’s Idol, and we will try to contact YG Entertainment regarding it.”

AllKpop later reported that YG Entertainment was able to strike a deal with YouTube to update the music video with the necessary changes without losing the analytics.

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