BLACKPINK is one of the biggest K-Pop groups ever, and for a good reason. The girls are not only incredibly talented individuals but kind and caring. Their music continually empowers BLINKs as well, particularly those in the LGBTQIA+ community, which the members themselves have been openly supportive of. Like MONSTA X, they have been approved as allies to the LGBTQIA+ community and, as a result, have had their music played at pride events.
Despite the criticism that they may face and the stigma surrounding the topic in South Korea, BLACKPINK continues to be the people we all know and love by giving love back to the community. Here are 20+ times when BLACKPINK proved themselves to be LGBTQIA+ allies…
1. When BLACKPINK changed their lights to rainbow during pride month at their Australia concert in 2019
2. When Jisoo said that gender doesn’t matter
3. When Rosé wore rainbow Burberry sweatpants
Rosé wore the limited-edition rainbow-coated version of the Archive Logo Sweatpants from Burberry, costing $650 USD. Upon release of the rainbow collection, Burberry also donated to made donations to organizations devoted to LGBTQ+ rights, such as The Trevor Project, The Albert Kennedy Trust, and the ILGA.
4. Jisoo’s adorable reaction to a BLINK telling her about their girlfriend
jisoo’s happiest reaction when a blink told her she got a new girlfriend and showed her a pic of the girl 🥺🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/21rPWTb8Wh
— mile (@pinkveIvt) May 17, 2020
5. When BLACKPINK accepted a BLINK’s pride flag at their concert in Manila, Philippines, in 2019
6. When Rosé didn’t change the pronouns of the lyrics in “Livin’ la Vida Loca” when she was on King of Masked Singer
When Rosé was on King of Masked Singer, she sang “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by gay singer Ricky Martin. Originally released before he had come out, the lyrics are directed towards a woman. When Rosé sang the song, she kept the original female pronouns.
7. When Jisoo wore rainbow boots during pride month
8. When Lisa and Jisoo both had pride flag nails in “As If It’s Your Last,” MV
9. When Jennie wore Dolce & Gabanna’s rainbow dress in “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” MV
Jennie wore the Rainbow Corset & Gown from Dolce & Gabanna in the music video for “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.”
10. Every time Jisoo proudly referred to herself as “King Jisoo”
11. Rosé’s wholesome reaction to a fan giving her a plush that had been gifted by her girlfriend
While in the United States, a female fan gifted Rosé a stuffed animal, saying that it was originally given to her by their girlfriend on one of their first dates. Rosé immediately asked who the girlfriend was and, in response, said, “Aw, that is so cute.” Knowing the great sentimental value, she cautiously asked if it was okay for her to keep it.
12. Jennie and Jisoo both wearing Adidas’ “Love Is Love” clothing and promoting on their social media accounts
13. Jisoo regularly wearing LGBTQ+, menswear, and androgynous fashion
Jisoo has worn a few pieces from brands’ pride collections, including Adidas and Balenciaga.
Jisoo wore a shirt that featured a photo of lesbian feminist Sandra Brant in BLACKPINK’s music video for “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.“
It was also revealed that Jisoo participated in the creative process of her “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” scenes. She said that she wanted to give an androgynous vibe.
Jisoo has also said that there is “no gender in clothes.”
Jisoo has been seen wearing many pieces from menswear, further proving her statement.
14. Lisa’s love for Troye Sivan and Kehlani
Lisa has frequently shared her love for music artists Troye Sivan and Kehlani, who are both members of the LGBTQ+ community, on her YouTube channel. In 2018, she posted a vlog, using Sivan’s “Youth” as the background music, on National Coming Out Day.
She has also done a dance cover of Kehlani’s “Good Thing.”
15. When Jennie had rainbow nails
16. When Jisoo recommended books that are centered on LGBT+ characters to BLINKs
17. When Jennie said, “Love isn’t about the gender.”
In a now-deleted video for MBC Show Champion Pre-Recording, Jennie explained that love could be between people of any gender. She is truly an LGBTQIA+ ally!
I don’t think it (love) necessarily has to be directed with a guy… Love isn’t about the gender; it’s how you feel to that person. Being attractive to different genders is something that we shouldn’t close.
18. When Jisoo changed their debut song’s title to “BOOMBAYAH” after it was originally titled “OPPAYAH” because she didn’t want their song to be about them looking for an oppa
when jisoo changed the title from “oppayah” to boombayah because she didn’t want their debut song to be dedicated to a manpic.twitter.com/A8v0sZ1in6
— lau (@jisoosites) January 2, 2020
JENNIE FUCKING KIM SAYING YES TO MY MARRIAGE PROPOSAL OMFG I CAN DIE NOW pic.twitter.com/zChWCZMBgT
— kelly hsu (@kelly_hsu) March 3, 2019
20. Jisoo’s Instagram posts
Jisoo has posted a couple of posts that could be interpreted to mean she is showing her support for the LGBTQIA+ community. She has previously posted a picture of a rainbow. She also posted a photo of herself wearing a rainbow jacket with a simple caption of heart emojis in various colors.
On her Instagram Story, she has posted a picture of what appears to be refracted light, possibly created by a prism. Its colors and design appeared very reminiscent of the bisexual pride flag.
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