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How You Like That: BLACKPINK lands in controversy for using Lord Ganesha as a prop in latest MV

The use of Hindu deity being used a prop did not go down well with Indian users and they slammed not only BLACKPINK and YG Entertainment on social media.

The South Korean girl group BLACKPINK might be on a cloud nine as their latest MV ‘How You Like That’ has become the most-viewed music video premiere on YouTube but the band has landed in controversy after some eagle-eyed fans noticed the YG Entertainment used Lord Ganesha as a prop.

Yes, you read that right! There are thousands of Indian fans pointed out that there was a statue of Lord Ganesha kept in an Arabic market set up in the video. The scene of Lord Ganesha being used as a prop  comes as BLACKINP’s member Lisa sings her lines, seated on a piece of furniture set in the scene.

The use of Hindu deity being used a prop did not go down well with Indian users and they slammed not only BLACKPINK members but also YG Entertainment for the same.

Here’s how people reacted to the controversy:

“Blackpink placing a Ganesha statue ON THE GROUND next to an Aladdin lamp in a so called “Arab market” scene…when we say y’all see South Asia as some sort of exoticised interchangeable other for aesthetic this is a prime example,” a fan wrote on Twitter.

“I’m so angry I never spread hate over here but @ygent_official @BLACKPINK @ygofficialblink Fuck you for using everything you can for aesthetics. That statue is of a Hindu God Ganesha and you do not use it like that!!!!! Do some research? Stop appropriating our culture were TIRED,” a fan added.

Meanwhile, YG Entertainment has not reacted to the controversy yet. The official fanbase of BLACKPINK fans in India has assured fans that they have already dropped emails and trying to reach out to the band for a statement.

Don’t you think, using Lord Ganesha as a prop was an inappropriate for the YG Entertainment? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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