ARTICLES Was it on purpose or just an accident? Korean media continued to neglect this SM female idol.

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Was it on purpose or just an accident? Korean media continued to neglect this SM female idol.

2021.06.27

Article: KPOPDAYS
Translation: Vanilla Cupcake

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Korean media released a series of photos of SM girl group aespa’s red carpet entrance during the Dream Concert held yesterday. The concert is usually a very ordinary event, but one of the Korean media’s videos led to many heated discussions among Knetizens.

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During the Dream Concert’s red-carpet event, Korean media was focusing on girl group aespa. However, as the camera drew near, aespa member Giselle was cut from the screenshot.

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If that was just a minor error, then it is completely understandable. However, many Knetizens discovered that this is not the first time this has happened. In many previous events, aespa’s Japanese member Giselle continued to get left out from news photos. A Korean media even pixelated Giselle’s face in one of the released photos.

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Some Knetizens also discovered that during last year’s SBS Gayo Daejeon, the organizer would upload the members’ individual photos to their Instagram. However, aespa’s Japanese member, Giselle, was not included in these uploads. When reporting yesterday’s Dream Concert event, Korean media purposely or mistakenly did not include Giselle; some Korean media even selectively posted photos of only the other three group members.

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Not only in news photos, but the same thing would also happen on variety shows. Giselle’s personal talent clip was left out on “Weekly Idol," and Giselle’s concert portion was also cut out from “Knowing Brothers." Many Korean fans were trying to communicate with Korean media regarding this issue, but it appeared that nothing has changed.

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Regarding Korean media purposely or accidentally leaving out SM girl group aespa member Giselle, what do you guys think?
 

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Oh wow. If it happened just once or twice, you could argue that it might have been just a coincidence. But the fact that also k-variety shows have neglected her when it comes to uploading content from episodes, there's definitely something going on there.
 

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pheeww this is big, what are you gonna do sm when jyp successfully showcases their japanese idols to the world with their biggest group :sip:
 

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This seems to happen sometimes on music shows as well. I remember there was one...I think it was The Show. Where all of the members had 3 individual solo photos except for Giselle who only had one.
 

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that's weird, to only pick upon one member specifically and on a specific girl group too
I would understand if most Japanese members of other groups would be given the same treatment but something's fishy here
 
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