Latto’s Instagram Story Sparks Backlash Against BLACKPINK Jennie
In an unexpected turn of events, Latto’s Instagram tale gained the attention of netizens, thereby escalating the ongoing issue around BLACKPINK’s Jennie. The incident began when Jennie was chastised for listening to Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion,” a song considered offensive to Muslims.
As the debate over Jennie’s song choice heated up, the hashtag “JENNIE APOLOGISE TO MUSLIMS” began trending on Twitter. Inadvertently entering the fray, Latto uploaded a screenshot of her own name trending on Twitter, advertising her imminent single release. The surrounding hashtags, however, piqued BLINKs’ interest, reigniting the ongoing controversy over Jennie’s alleged contempt for the Muslim community.
"LATTO BEST GIRL" & "LATTO IS NOT APOLOGIZING" is now TRENDING on X with over 5.6K & 1.6K Post following recent Instagram Story causing a certain group of people to get in there feelings. pic.twitter.com/aSq8HuZyWR
— Latto HQ (@LattoHQ) August 17, 2023
Backlash and BLINKs’ reaction
This action elicited a flood of replies from BLINKs, BLACKPINK’s devoted following, who were concerned that Latto’s article would unwittingly harm Jennie’s reputation. Fans quickly reacted, demanding that Latto erase her Instagram story and apologies to Jennie. The debate widened when both artists’ admirers and detractors weighed in on social media.
“LATTO APOLOGISE TO JENNIE” trends
A new craze has emerged: “LATTO APOLOGISE TO JENNIE.” This pattern arose as a result of Latto’s accidental engagement in the issue. The community accused Latto of indirectly endorsing Jennie’s allegations. Some fans speculated that the rapper may have been unaware of the brewing debate.
BLACKPINK’s tumultuous history
The uproar over Jennie’s alleged disdain for religious sensibilities drew attention to previous episodes involving BLACKPINK and cultural insensitivity. Using religious icons as props in music videos and attending concerts have been mentioned as examples of disrespect.