Fans of SM Entertainment girl group, aespa, are expressing anger and disappointment over the blatant exclusion of Giselle from recent posts by two well-known establishments.
On May 23, the Twitter account of CLUBCLIO Japan shared an advertisement of their Kill Cover Fixer Cushion with the aespa members as models. But much to the irritation of fans, they failed to include Giselle’s picture. Only the photos of Winter, Karina, and Ningning were uploaded.
— CLUBCLIO Japan (クリオ) (@ClubClioJapan) May 23, 2022
Fans called for the advertisement to be taken down and reposted to include Giselle, adding that the mistake was embarrassing and unfair. As of writing, however, CLUBCLIO has yet to make any amendment.
Unfortunately, the CLUBCLIO promotional material is not the only recent example of Giselle being excluded. On May 26, aespa performed at the Korea University Festival, and they looked beautiful in red and black stage outfits.
However, the Instagram account of the school neglected to include an individual picture of Giselle on their Instagram Stories. The other three members received their own separate posts.
— chie (@ready2blowg) May 27, 2022
Fans vented their frustrations on Twitter, trending “AESPA IS FOUR.” They argued that it “isn’t hard” to include all four members.
for the mf 103933838th time, aespa have only 4 members. It's not hard to include all of them!
There can't be aespa without karina, giselle, winter & ningning. AESPA IS FOUR pic.twitter.com/3eXNFDnJd7
— rest (@aesmnbgonly) May 27, 2022
They called for better treatment for Giselle…
Giselle deserves better treatment.
— GiselleGlobalOfficial (@Giselle_GLOBAL) May 27, 2022
…especially considering that this isn’t the first time she has experienced discrimination.
aerishines and mys are tired of the numerous times they have mistreated g. from erasing her in pictures to not including her in a post. we’ve had enough of all of this.
— rain ♡ (@rainterjeong) May 27, 2022
giselle erasure AGAIN?? how hard is to keep up with a 4-member group? this is extremely disrespectful and unprofesional. respect giselle. aespa is four.
— ْ (@artsyningning) May 27, 2022
After hearing the complaints of fans, Korea University shared a photo of Giselle and apologized for their error, captioning it, “Sorry for the mistake!! We love all the members of @aespa_official!!”
Giselle can’t seem to catch a break. Korean media outlets cut out and blurred her face from photographs just last year. Learn more about the controversy in the article below.