The CEO of ADOR, Min Hee Jin, finally responded to the controversy that she is glamorizing pedophilia. In an interview with JoongAng Ilbo, she spoke about the accusation raised regarding her new girl group, NewJeans.
Min Hee Jin Responded to the Accusations for Glamorizing Pedophilia
After several accusations, Min Hee Jin decided to speak up in an interview with JoongAng Ilbo.
“Some time ago, my personal Instagram posts were ‘chewed out’ by speculations. I heard from acquaintances and companies that it was an issue that was not worth responding to because it was absurd. But the more I thought about it, there is no reason for me to just let it go.”
However, it became more severe that she thought civil and criminal lawsuits were needed.
“According to the company and various opinions, it was seen that the level of dissemination, profanity, and spread of false information is serious and should not be overlooked so we started civil and criminal lawsuits. In the legal review, a significant amount of illegal matters were discovered.”
Min Hee Jin also created a new legal team for her newly debuted girl group, NewJeans.
“With this as an opportunity, we created a new legal team dedicated to ADOR to prevent future problems and to protect the rights and interests of the members.”
Min Hee Jin is Glamorizing Pedophilia – What Happened?
Previously, some netizens raised their voice concerning the photos of underaged girls who are seen half-naked with older men and a teenage Brooke Shields posted on her personal Instagram.
One netizen claimed that “She (Min Hee Jin) has a lot of photos of young girls who are half-naked on her Instagram and the walls of her studio.”
In another story, the teenage Brooke Shields was involved in the largest scandal when filming the Calvin Klein jeans commercial. She was told to say the infamous flirtatious line: “Do you know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” Later, the 15-year-old Brooke Shield revealed that she did not know the meaning of the line.
Min Hee Jin and Her New Girl Group, NewJeans
Earlier, the debut of NewJeans led to heated debate over minor members. Some fans accused Min Hee Jin of sexualizing members of NewJeans, whose members are all minor, with the youngest, Hyein, 14 years old.
Despite the young age, NewJeans members, especially Hye-In and Hanni, were criticized for wearing too revealing outfits in the group’s debut music video, “ATTENTIon.”
In addition, netizens also pointed out the clothes NewJeans members wearing, such as the t-shirt saying, “PIMP is Yours” in a TikTok video. As a result, many people also discussed whether the song “Cookie” also had inappropriate meaning behind the lyrics that is unfitting for underaged girls to sing.
Nevertheless. Min Hee Jin stated that there is no bad meaning in the song, and “Cookie” is a special song for fans.
“The word started as a slang word in the 70s and 80s and is still used in the United States, in the same way, to mean ‘to decorate gorgeously’ and has a great cultural value. We made this album with the heart of carefully baking cookies.”
NewJeans and Lolita Concept
At that time, many netizens speculated that Min Hee Jin was raising a new girl group with the Lolita concept. Worse, it was said that the concept was inspired by some movies she posted on her Instagram.
The one she posted was a photo of a blonde girl, the main character of an old movie with a shocking plot. The movie talks about a man who married a mentally retarded daughter of a wealthy woman for his investment business and then raped her to divorce her.
Another movie she posted tells the love story of an 18-year-old female lead and a 58-year-old male lead.
Hence, netizens poured out criticism, pointing out that NewJeans’s concept reminded them of pedophiles and Lolita.
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