Amidst the skyrocketing achievements of BLACKPINK 2022 comeback, “BORN PINK”, their fandom BLINK is getting more attention for cyberbullying and toxic behavior instead. So what really happened to BLINK, and is BLACKPINK fandom really that toxic? Check out the following complete reports.
BLACKPINK Fandom, BLINK, Dominates Twitter Trends with #BLINKsCyberBullying Hashtag
On September 25, Twitter was in a chaotic ambiance after #BLINKsCyberbullying trended among Kpop fans’ timelines. This hashtag pointed out the alleged toxic behavior of BLACKPINK fandom, BLINK, towards several other Kpop artists, including the most recent issue with TWICE Dahyun.
The focus hashtag #BLINKsCyberbullying has been trending for over 24 hours, and some fans are particularly highlighting all the incidents happening over the years regarding BLACKPINK fandom toxic behavior.
Still, are they really that toxic? What happened behind this mass Twitter hashtag trend?
What Really Happened?
The massive attention to BLACKPINK fandom, BLINK, first started after the huge issue happening to TWICE member, Dahyun.
Last week, BLACKPINK fandom, BLINK, gained massive attention after a post in a Korean online community revealed that some of their members had been cyberbullying TWICE member, Dahyun.
According to the post, Dahyun was happily enjoying her live broadcast with her fans on Bubble platform when suddenly BLACKPINK Lisa’s song, “LALISA,” started playing on her phone. Dahyun then began nodding and hyping to the beat of the song while explaining that she doesn’t have YouTube Premium, so YouTube ads would appear. And this time, the ad was BLACKPINK LISA’s “LALISA”.
So when the “skip ad” button finally appeared, Dahyun tapped the button and skipped the ads.
Apparently, this action has angered some BLACKPINK fandom members, BLINK, and LISA’s solo stans. Some irresponsible individuals started bombing the comments on Dahyun’s Instagram account. They demanded apologies from Dahyun, using rude emoticons and slanders.
The Toxic Behavior and Cyberbullying of Some BLACKPINK Fandom, BLINK, Started Escalating
Then, the issue between some individuals from BLACKPINK fandom, BLINK, and TWICE Dahyun started escalating after TWICE fans, ONCE, began jumping to their idol’s defense. They defended Dahyun and sent her supportive messages on various social media.
And just when you think that it’s just another fan war day in the Kpop Kingdom, the issue escalated.
A user post from prominent media reported that the admin of a Twitter fan account, @twice_trans, had allegedly become a victim of cyberbullying and doxing of some BLACKPINK fandom, BLINK, individuals.
They allegedly hacked the admin’s personal photos and crucial information on some social media platforms. After that, toxic BLACKPINK fandom members also reportedly harassed the admin. It then led him to an unconscious state in the hospital due to mental suffering from all the malicious harassment.
Various other fan accounts started raising the issue with complete explanations and evidence. They believed it was BLACKPINK toxic fandom, BLINK, who was the perpetrator and caused the admin to be hospitalized.
he was barely hanging in there and he doesn't deserve any of this.— twice_trans (@twice_trans) September 24, 2022
if you saved his picture, please delete it and help me pray he wakes up.
This started when one of our biggest fanbase twicetrans got hacked and the admins private info was leaked. The admin already had several anxiety issues and this made things worse.#Blinkscyberbullying pic.twitter.com/UKbPgAqvjA— 💮Haru🍀|🧪o+💥t=💗| (@harishk065) September 24, 2022
#BLINKsCyberbullying Trending on Twitter with MORE Past Toxicity and Cyberbullying from BLINK
Following the incident, #BLINKsCyberbullying began trending on Twitter, highlighting the toxicity of BLACKPINK fandom, BLINK. The public particularly pointed out that BLACKPINK reportedly has the most toxic fandom because BLINK has been harassing both idols and fans with severe threats and slanders.
From mocking, slander, hacking, and even death threats, netizens pointed out all the past toxic behaviors done by BLINK over the years.
I have no words….. pic.twitter.com/ALjpLE41T1— ❖Cruzabeth Yong (@mmm4plus) July 10, 2020
-Made fun of a ch!ld after a $h00ting because she was army— v⁷🃏ₚₑₑₖₐᵦₒₒ (@notyboo0) September 24, 2022
-made fun of boy group mirror when they had that on stage horrific incident
-and now doxxed a twice translator who was dealing with severe mental health issues
the most disgusting fandom on earth#Blinkscyberbullying
Is BLACKPINK Fandom, BLINK, REALLY Toxic?
Due to all the past incidents, the question remains: is BLACKPINK fandom, BLINK, really toxic?
The answer is yes and no.
Every community will always have a separate circle of individuals with extreme views and actions. Unfortunately, some of these individuals may carry out toxic behaviors that inflict harm to both other people and communities.
While their views and actions do not represent the whole community, it certainly plays a huge part in how the public views them and the value they represent.
Moreover, A Kpop fandom is a massive community with a high level of difficulty in management. The bigger the community, the harder it is to manage every single member involved.
At the same time, BLINK is reportedly the second biggest fandom in the global Kpop community. Due to the circumstances, the circle of individuals who possess extreme views is incredibly larger. And because their actions are loud that they dominate the whole fandom, it makes it SEEM that BLACKPINK fandom, BLINK, is really toxic.
they really wont stop.— 𝒹𝑒𝒶𝓇 𝓂𝒸 🖊️ (@dearmichaeng) September 25, 2022
this fandom from tolerating their co stans to drag and attack other kpop/idols everyday on social media, they now open to promote cyberbullying and even made a hashtag???????????#Blinkscyberbullying @TwitterSupport @Twitter pic.twitter.com/2CnLvzMAOi
Just found out blinks of BP are cyber bullying people, I’ve been in the fandom for years now and never thought this would ever happen, I might leave now that they are actually threatening, doxxing, and leaking, I’m leaving because they are cyber bullying. #Blinkscyberbullying— TsuTsy Dolly (@M1tsuriK) September 25, 2022
It is NOT BLACKPINK’s Fault!
However, it doesn’t mean that all BLACKPINK BLINK fans belong to the same toxic circle. Among the loud domination of the toxic BLINK fans, there will still be some nice BLINKs who are ready to embrace and share their positive encouragement for idols and fans.
And most importantly, even when the community views BLINK as the most toxic fanbase, it doesn’t mean that it is the idol’s fault. BLACKPINK is still the most high-achieving girl group in the Kpop industry who break the Kpop barrier with dazzling achievements in the global music industry. All four members of the group, Jennie, Rosé, Jisoo, and Lisa, have proven to be the nicest girls with a wonderful personality.
So, what do you think about the BLACKPINK BLINK cyberbullying issue? Is BLACKPINK fandom really toxic, in your opinion? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Also, stay with Kpoppost Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram channel for more updates.
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