A question by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to Jisoo of Blackpink (above) about her favourite English word sparked controversy on social media among K-pop fans. Photo: YG Entertainment A question by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to Jisoo of Blackpink (above) about her favourite English word sparked controversy on social media among K-pop fans. Photo: YG Entertainment
A question by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to Jisoo of Blackpink (above) about her favourite English word sparked controversy on social media among K-pop fans. Photo: YG Entertainment

Jisoo of Blackpink gets backing of K-pop fans after Jimmy Kimmel’s test of her English on his US TV show angers some

  • On Jimmy Kimmel Live, the talk show host asked the K-pop star what her favourite English word was, prompting Jisoo to reply: ‘It’s a pity’
  • Viewers took offence at the question to the only group member not fluent in English and took to social media to voice anger at how US media treat Asian stars

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
A question by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to Jisoo of Blackpink (above) about her favourite English word sparked controversy on social media among K-pop fans. Photo: YG Entertainment A question by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to Jisoo of Blackpink (above) about her favourite English word sparked controversy on social media among K-pop fans. Photo: YG Entertainment
A question by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to Jisoo of Blackpink (above) about her favourite English word sparked controversy on social media among K-pop fans. Photo: YG Entertainment
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