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BLACKPINK’s Jennie faces backlash after being seen smoking indoors

BLACKPINK member Jennie was recently spotted allegedly smoking in a video that has now been taken down.

Fans noticed that she was using a vape or electronic cigarette in one of her vlogs wherein she was holding a dark-colored device to her lips while she was getting her hair and makeup done.

She’s then seen exhaling smoke in the following scene. The said section of the video has since been removed from her vlog.

Although Jennie is already an adult, a lot of people have pointed out that she was smoking indoors which is prohibited in South Korea and many countries including Italy, where she was during that time.

Social media users also pointed out that she was smoking in front of her staff which led to further criticism online.

Smoking indoors using a vape or traditional cigarette is taken seriously by the law. K-pop idol Haechan from NCT previously had to pay a fine for vaping indoors in South Korea.

Fans came into her defense claiming that Jennie used a diffuser due to respiratory issues and made an attempt to clarify the issue by sharing the identical-looking product.

Upon hearing about the smoking controversy, her agency, ODD ATELIER, released a statement via X (formerly Twitter) addressing the issue which reads:

This is OA Entertainment.

We sincerely apologize to everyone who felt uncomfortable with Jennie’s actions in the content released on the 2nd.

Jennie acknowledges and deeply regrets her mistake of vaping indoors and causing inconvenience to the staff. Jennie has personally apologized to all the staff on-site who may have been affected.

We apologize to her fans who have been disappointed through this incident. We hope to prevent this from reoccurring in the future.

Thank you.”

The K-pop idol’s vlog entitled “A Moment in Capri with Jennie was posted on her official YouTube channel. This was filmed after the Jacquemus fashion show and uploaded last July 2.

Her vlog highlighted candid moments from Jennie’s time in Capri, Italy, wherein she walked the runway for the 15th-anniversary show of Jacquemus, LA CASA, last June 10, 2024.


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