Aespa’s Giselle has apologised to fans after mouthing the N-word slur in a clip from a shoot for EP ‘Savage’.
The K-Pop star took to Twitter to address the situation as a behind-the-scenes video made the rounds on social media.
We’re breaking down how Giselle apologised and how fans have responded.
Fans educate aespa’s Giselle for mouthing N-word
A viral video seeing aespa’s Giselle mouth a racial slur as part of a lyric in SZA’s ‘Love Galore’, has made the rounds on social media.
The clip originates from behind-the-scenes footage from a shoot for ‘Savage’, the group’s recent EP that was released earlier this month. The video was reportedly initially uploaded to aespa’s YouTube channel, before later being removed.
Needless to say, fans of the group were not happy with Giselle and have since taken to Twitter to educate her.
One person wrote: “I am not going to defend Giselle for her actions, as I know what she did is wrong. Please apologize, Gigi.”
Somebody else tweeted: “please do not try to sweep this under the rug and instead, use your platform to inform giselle of her mistakes and help her to learn from this.”
Another took to Twitter: “Giselle is a very open-minded idol. I know she can handle this very well. Educate, don’t hate.”
Giselle issues apology statement
Amid backlash for mouthing the N-word, K-Pop star Giselle took to Twitter to issue an apology statement.
Via the group’s official Twitter account, the artist wrote: “Hello, this is GISELLE.
“I would like to apologize for mouthing the wrongful word from the lyrics of the song that was playing on-site. I had no intentions of doing it with any purpose and got carried away when one of my favorite artist’s song was played. I sincerely apologize.
“I will continue to learn and be more conscious of my actions.”
Fans have since responded to the star’s apology, tweeting: “Thank you for your humble apology.”
Another wrote: “although it’s not my place to accept the apology or not, i just wanna say at least she apologized & acknowledged her mistakes.”