The KPop business has been accused of blurring the line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation
The KPop business has been accused of blurring the line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation on occasion. Lisa from Blackpink is the most recent member of the group to come under criticism. When her company, YG Entertainment, revealed that the singer would be making her solo debut, the fans erupted with excitement.
Fans believe it was a bad choice of haircut since there is a negative connotation associated with Black people who adopt similar styles. It has also been shown that Lisa and Blackpink have both been guilty of cultural appropriation in the past. Lisa’s solo tracks, Lalisa and Money, as well as her collaborations with other artists, have all made use of AAVE (African-American Vernacular English). Many Black fans would have been OK with this if she hadn’t included the word ‘blaccent’ in her description.