Blackpink in the music video for Ice Cream, which caused controversy in some foreign markets. Photo: YG Entertainment Blackpink in the music video for Ice Cream, which caused controversy in some foreign markets. Photo: YG Entertainment
Blackpink in the music video for Ice Cream, which caused controversy in some foreign markets. Photo: YG Entertainment
K-pop scandals

Why are Malaysian musicians localising K-pop hits? Blackpink’s Ice Cream and Kill This Love are just two songs that have got a more sanitised, Islam-friendly remake

  • As the hallyu wave goes global, K-pop’s influence has shown up in unlikely places, such as BTS fans supporting America’s Black Lives Matter movement
  • But groups have been criticised for cultural insensitivity too: NCT U turned Iraq’s Imam Husayn Shrine into a prop while B1A4 flouted customs in Malaysia

Topic |   K-pop scandals
Blackpink in the music video for Ice Cream, which caused controversy in some foreign markets. Photo: YG Entertainment Blackpink in the music video for Ice Cream, which caused controversy in some foreign markets. Photo: YG Entertainment
Blackpink in the music video for Ice Cream, which caused controversy in some foreign markets. Photo: YG Entertainment
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