Blackpink’s Jennie Apologizes for Indoor Vaping Incident

Jennie Kim of Blackpink issued an apology after a video surfaced of her vaping indoors while getting her hair and makeup done. The footage, part of a vlog titled ‘A Moment in Capri with Jennie,’ was uploaded to her YouTube channel on July 2 and quickly sparked controversy among fans and the public.

Agency’s Statement and Apology

On July 9, Jennie’s agency, OA Entertainment, released an official statement addressing the incident. ‘We sincerely apologize to everyone who felt uncomfortable with Jennie’s actions in the content released on the 2nd,’ the statement read. ‘Jennie acknowledges and deeply regrets her mistake of vaping indoors and causing inconvenience to the staff.’ The agency confirmed that Jennie had personally apologized to all the staff affected and assured fans that steps would be taken to prevent such incidents in the future.

Fan Reactions and Video Edits

The controversial clip has since been edited to remove the shot of Jennie vaping indoors. Despite the backlash, Jennie’s supporters continue to show their loyalty, while others expressed disappointment in her actions. The rest of the video features Jennie preparing for her runway debut at Jacquemus’ fashion show in Italy.

Jennie’s Career and Future Plans

Jennie, who debuted as a solo artist in 2018 with the single ‘Solo,’ has continued to release successful tracks and collaborations. She recently co-starred in ‘The Idol’ and plans to release more music soon. In a May interview with Vogue Korea, Jennie shared her dedication to her music career and her desire to connect with fans through new performances.

The incident has sparked discussions about celebrities’ responsibilities and the impact of their actions on fans. How will Jennie’s apology be received in the long term? Will this affect her career? The answers remain to be seen as Jennie and her team work to rebuild trust with the public.