BLACKPINK‘s Jennie officially made her acting debut as the first episode of HBO‘s The Idol was released, and netizens have defended the idol over her “Sexy” scenes.
While there had been previews of Jennie’s role as Dyanne, netizens finally got to witness Jennie’s debut as the first episode of The Idol was finally released for everyone to watch.
Throughout the episode, Jennie wowed netizens with her unreal presence on stage, whether she was channeling her idol experience…
Proving her ability to act with her facial expressions…
Or living her best life, Jennie’s characterization shined through.
After the episode aired, some netizens still had negative thoughts about the show, especially after seeing some vulgar scenes, even if Jennie didn’t appear in them. Yet, international fans quickly came to the defense of Jennie.
While some fans shared that the start of the show was seemingly not as disgusting as many claimed…
im gonna say this and idc if yall gon attack me or whatever. the series is not as disgusting as the media claimed it to be ( so far ) , they lied and it caused more hate towards Jennie.
— cia (@JNKITACE) June 5, 2023
Others shared that the outcry about Jennie’s “provocative” scene with her dancing was mild compared to other Korean shows, and it was “childish” that fans were shocked Jennie just dancing and having physical contact with others.
korean movies/dramas got actual sex scenes while jennie did a sexy dance…so what's the issue
— ⭑ (@hbicrubyjane) June 5, 2023
although very pathetic, it’s lowkey so sad that y’all still gasp and jump in shock when y’all see idols have physical touch with non group members lmaooo Jennie rly a once in a lifetime idol fr, just setting new standards in everything
— moni 🂱 (@fIolikejn) June 5, 2023
the jennie clip not even being remotely provocative and kpop stans are losing their minds…how old are you lot cause she’s literally just dancing
— ۟ (@fendimogul) June 5, 2023
Many also pointed out that Jennie was no longer a young idol and how unnecessary it is for a grown woman to keep coming under criticism for everything she does.
jennie pushing thirty and dating is an issue, jennie pushing thirty and doing choreo as an actress is an issue. some kpop stans are too out of touch with reality like 👩🏻🦯
— ♰ (@jensamour) June 5, 2023
Kpop stans be tweeting how companies should stop debuting children but the way you baby & police the 3rd gen idols pushing 30 I think you dont actually care maybe your mad because the younger idols are now highlighting how grown 3rd gen idols are & you aren’t ready to accept that
— T🥦 (@AIRJENS) June 5, 2023
twt kpop stans need to understand that jennie is a GROWN woman “ACTING”. these weirdos think female kpop idols are not normal people like any other artists and as grown people they can’t do whatever tf they want. imagine how stupid it is to drag a person for playing a role.
— bensé (@lovesickpst) June 5, 2023
Jennie doing some sexy choreo should not be this big of a discourse like we need to be serious for moment this is the same grown woman who was just rapping about fucking in the backseat at Coachella like are y’all five?
— m ✰ (@mar3uss) June 5, 2023
Of course, any project picked by a K-Pop idol raises worries about their image. Netizens also praised Jennie for coming from such a strict and judgemental industry and choosing her own path to try acting, no matter how controversial it is.
and i’m definitely proud of Jennie bc I am certain it’s not easy to come from the type of industry she does and everybody literally being the judge of ur life. times need to change fr and im supportive to see her thrive and live how she wants to, fuck the gossip!
— moni 🂱 (@fIolikejn) June 5, 2023
i love and admire jennie so much. it’s so nice to see a kpop idol that does not care to break these strict, weird standards that the industry be putting on idols. It’s great to see an idol being themselves, using their opportunities and she doesn’t care which is what kpop needs
— 𐂊 (@ihyluci) June 5, 2023
While it is only the first episode, many netizens seemingly can’t stop praising Jennie for her acting debut. After appearing in a lot of scenes, BLINKs hope the idol’s role continues to develop, and she can shine without the controversy of the show.
You can read more about Jennie’s appearance on the show below.