BLACKPINK is finally back in our area after the pre-release track “Pink Venom” was shared ahead of their Born Pink album release. In the lead-up to the song, BLINKs were treated to amazing concept photos and videos that sent the internet into meltdown.
On August 19, the song was finally released to the world, and it was definitely worth the wait. The members shined with their talent, visuals, and charisma in a song that is truly badass AF!
Yet, it seems as if it isn’t just BLINKs worldwide who are showcasing their support for BLACKPINK’s comeback. The first idol that gained attention was none other than Stray Kids’ leader Bang Chan.
In the past, Bang Chan revealed that he and Lisa are close friends, adding, “I’m actually really close with Lisa.” Bang Chan revealed that they’d been friends for a very long time. They went as far back as before Stray Kids had debuted, “Cause I knew her since I was a trainee.”
Earlier in the year, Bang Chan talked about receiving a gift from an idol that was quite familiar to fans. He not only dropped hints that gave away who they were but also gushed over how amazing they were as an artist, and many assumed it was Lisa.
You guys probably already know who it is. I actually got it from someone who’s ‘Pretty Savage’. And someone who [has] so, so, so much talent.
— Bang Chan
Well, it seems like the friendship between Lisa and Bang Chan is as strong as ever, and the Australian singer showed his support for BLACKPINK for all to see.
Stray Kids recently gained attention at Incheon Airport as the group made their way to LA for the upcoming KCON event. Although all the members wowed with their visuals and the cute Lee Know picture, Bang Chan gained attention after a fansite shared pictures of him listening to “Pink Venom” on his phone.
Yet, he wasn’t the only idol who has certified their BLINK status. Many fans of Kep1er will know how much of a BLACKPINK fan Xiaoting is.
In the past, she shared that she was convinced to pursue K-Pop and be an idol after seeing BLACKPINK perform…
Kep1er’s XIAOTING shared that she originally wanted to be an Actress but she was convinced to pursue K-Pop and be an idol after seeing @BLACKPINK’s performances.#블랙핑크 #BLACKPINK @ygofficialblink pic.twitter.com/Fs5LEepigq
— BLΛCKPIИK GLOBAL (@BLACKPINKGLOBAL) May 24, 2022
Even before the song was released, the idol shared her support for BLACKPINK during a live broadcast!
BLACKPINK SUNBAENIM COMEBACK 😭 pic.twitter.com/hLuZkdHVw8
— ☀️💜 (@shine_sxt) August 13, 2022
After the release of “Pink Venom”, BLACKPINK treated fans even more with a live countdown broadcast. During the video, the members chatted about the comeback, gave spoilers, and shared their reactions to the video.
Well, even though Xiaoting and Kep1er were also ready to go to the airport to travel to LA for KCON, the idol had one last task… and it was watching the live broadcast.
In a message to fans, Xioating shared that she was watching the group’s broadcast and gushing about their visuals.
- I’m watching BLACKPINK sunbaenim’s live broadcast.
- They’re so ㅜㅜㅜㅜ
When the images were shared, netizens couldn’t get over how supportive Bang Chan and Xiaoting were being. Male idols are sometimes wary of showing support due to rumors, but Bang Chan proved that his friendship with Lisa is still strong, and he wanted to show his support. Xiaoting also showed her respect in the cutest way!
xiaoting fresh from streaming pink venom 🤣 pic.twitter.com/fZiCz1RI0X
— ☀️💜 (@shine_sxt) August 19, 2022
— BP LEGENDS 👑 (@blackpinkontop) August 19, 2022
As always, BLACKPINK is a true model for idols, and they aren’t afraid to show their love and support for the group. You can read more about idols being true BLINKs below.