BLACKPINK comeback is the most awaited comeback for the BLINKs. After amazing collaboration with Lady Gaga in an electronic dance entitled Sour Candy, finally, BLACKPINK comeback single How You Like That MV has released on Friday (6/26).
Amid the biggest premiere euphoria of BLACKPINK comeback single How You Like That MV, there is a serious critic. This critic is addressed to YG Entertainment and Blackpink due to allegedly disrespecting Deity, Ganesha and Hindu culture. This BLACKPINK controversy results a petition to YG Entertainment to take down the music video and a public apology.
In responds to the critics, YG Entertainment decided to replace the Hindu Deity Ganesha into a copper pot. Though, they haven’t offered an official statement of apologize.
In addition to removing Ganesha statue, YG also added new scenes to the music video.
Here, you can enjoy the new version of HYLT MV.
How Blackpink’s comeback single How You Like That MV Allegedly Disrespecting Hindu Deity Ganesha?
We are aware of the issue in How You Like That MV.— Blackpink India ( 브링크) (@BLACKPINKIndia) June 26, 2020
We Belive that it’s Offensive to usage of Lord Ganesha’s Idol and we will try to contact YG Entertainment regarding it pic.twitter.com/UB2IC35XjM
In Blackpink’s How You Like That MV, Indian Kpop fans noticed there is Hindu Deity Ganesha on the ground. The Hindu Deity Ganesha statue is seen on the scene in 1.20 seconds, while Blackpink Lisa sitting on a throne and next to the Deity Ganesha statue.
Deity Ganesha is not only worshiped by Hindus in India. Deity Ganesha is worshiped by people who believe in Hinduism in other countries like Nepal, Sri Langka, Thailand, and many more. For the Hindus, Deity Ganesha statue is always set on a pedestal or in a higher place.
The use and placement of Deity Ganesha statue as a prop in Blackpink comeback single How You Like That MV is considered improper. This BLACKPINK controversy makes Hindus are disappointed and upset.
#MyCultureIsNotYourAesthetic #BlackPinkApologize As a Hindu we worship Lord Ganesha and we never put them on the floor and it’s not the prop to use in the MV’s ….We were no expecting this from you #blackpink pic.twitter.com/0IOCgOYLDE— Gadhvi Prutha (@GPrutha) June 27, 2020
Petition and Hashtags Trending for How you Like That MV Removal or Apology by YG Entertainment and Blackpink
This also causes a petition with aims YG Entertainment to take down the How You Like That MV or issue a public apology for disrespecting Hindu Deity Ganesha as well as insulting Hindu culture. Since Blackpink comeback single How you Like That MV rising, there some hashtags that trending on Twitter. Those are #MyCultureIsNotYourAesthetic, #YGApologize, and #BlackPinkApologize.
Here are some disappointments from the BLINKs concerning the BLACKPINK Controversy
Okay look I’m an atheist….but this is not okay. They violated the faith of lacs of people. CA is not okay. I hope everyone speaks up.— ⟭⟬ The Onion Joonie Couldn’t Cut⁷⟬⟭🌰🏳️🌈🌈 (@theuncutonion) June 26, 2020
Plus that person is purely disgusting and I hope they realise they’re being disrespectful and apologize. pic.twitter.com/hK5bNN8mO9
Blinks YG and their supporters let me clarify you that this is just not a mistake it’s a cultural disrespect. What you’ve done is way more offensive even if you’re of any religion. For us Indians and I believe for many other countries LORD GANESHA is religious diety.#ygapologize pic.twitter.com/z2WJRyaF8E— Gargi Sharma (@Gargi_sharma_44) June 26, 2020
as in you want pics to show that this happened?? here you go pic.twitter.com/H6fz63SWqL— aisha²⁸ (@adoreftlwt) June 26, 2020
Okay. As a Hindu I’m so do done with this? Why the hell is our religious believes and Ganesha being used as an aesthetic? This is disrespectful to a whole religion. How would you feel if we used your religion in disrespectful manner?#YGApologize #MyCultureIsNotYourAesthetic pic.twitter.com/suCgAw4y66— 𝓜𝓲𝓷𝓽 ♛ (@_mintyunki_) June 26, 2020
This is really offensive. They can’t use our God as a aesthetic. Lisa as Thai should know better than keeping Ganesha on the floor. And thank you to all the blinks who looked down upon our God. Are you all feeling satisfied huh? #Ganesha pic.twitter.com/3woqAQFpZ1— Skylar Park (@SkylarPark6) June 26, 2020
What You Should Know about Deity Ganesha
Deity Ganesha is known as the Deity of wisdom, intelligence, and learning. Ganesha can remove obstacles from people who have faith but also able to put barriers for people to learn from their mistakes and to build their character.
Hindu Deity Ganesha is easily recognized as a deity with an elephant head. He resides in the first chakra or the root chakra that lay at the base of the chakra system. The energy is based on the earth element, and it is related to the feeling of safety and grounding.
The Hindu Deity Ganesha’s Elements and Meaning
- The Great Elephant Head: Wisdom and Intelligence.
- The Big Belly: Generosity and Acceptance.
- Big ears: to listen carefully to the devotees.
- Big eyes: to see beyond what you see.
- Axe in the hand: to cut off attachment to material goods.
- Flowers on the feet: symbolizes the gift of sharing what one has.
- The Laddus: the Indian sweets donated to Ganesh, which symbolize the reward of their work.
- The rat: able to gnaw at the ropes of ignorance, those which distance us from wisdom and knowledge.
- The fang: represents the sacrifices needed to achieve happiness.
As of today, there is no confirmation yet concerning this BLACKPINK controversy from YG Entertainment.