SM Entertainment has denied the allegation in an official statement.
Fans of aespa are outraged due to a recent discovery made on Twitter. A Korean fan who was watching a behind-the-scenes video of their photoshoot pointed out that a staff walking behind the girls had appeared to have angled his phone towards them.
뒤에 스탭인지뭔지 네이비 니트 입은 남자가
윈깅이 찍은 것 같은데 pic.twitter.com/ezwH3TL8km
— MY (@my_wunde) April 14, 2021
In the clip above, the man can be seen taking out his phone and walking behind the girls. Fans found his movements suspicious with the way his arm appears to have dipped when he was directly behind Winter. A close-up appears to show that he had opened an app resembling the camera app.
While no official statement has been issued about the news, fans are absolutely outraged at the matter. Although Winter was indeed wearing long pants for the photoshoot, the pants in question still remained fairly revealing in the back.
Fans have not only been mass emailing and tagging SM Entertainment in the relevant materials, but they have also been asking for the staff to explain the matter through comments on his Instagram.
SM EMAIL TEMPLATE: https://t.co/EwYLmqeTjw
— AESPA WORLDWIDE (@aespa_ww) April 14, 2021
A fan also also called SM Entertainment directly to report the matter. The fan received the reply that they will be passing along the message to the in-charge. The fan also requests for other MYs to contact the customer center with the same message including the video and timestamp, to push for quicker feedback.
방금 SM 엔터테인먼트로 연락했습니다. 담당부서로 전달한다고 하셨습니다.
절대 그냥 넘어갈 수 없는 일입니다.
마이분들께서도 고객센터로 전화해 의견을 전달하시면 조금 더 빠르고 수월하게 진행될 수 있을 거라고 생각합니다. @aespa_official @SMTOWNGLOBAL https://t.co/RWL5us1p5L pic.twitter.com/04QUkCdUNo
— 에스파 프로텍트 (@aespa_protect_K) April 14, 2021
The staff and SM Entertainment have yet to provide statements on the matter.