“Racist And Zionist”: ENHYPEN’s Collab With Bella Poarch Met With Divided Reactions

Many are boycotting.

ENHYPEN‘s latest collab has been met with mixed reactions from ENGENEs.

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ENHYPEN recently posted a video on TikTok, teasing that fifth EP ORANGE BLOOD would feature another artist.

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It ended with a clip of the back of a person flipping their long pigtails.

Netizens immediately recognized this iconic hairstyle as belonging to Filipina American TikTok content creator and music artist Bella Poarch. Before it was confirmed, fans expressed mixed feelings.

Now, it has been confirmed with both ENHYPEN and Bella Poarch appearing in a video posted by interviewer Liam McEwan.

Bella Poarch’s name also appeared on the ORANGE BLOOD tracklist today. She will feature on one of three versions of “Sweet Venom.”

Yet, many netizens, including some fans, are calling for a boycott of this song specifically due to Bella Poarch. Many are claiming that she is racist and Zionist.

Firstly, a couple of years ago, Bella Poarch received backlash for a tattoo of hers. She got a tattoo of Japan’s Rising Sun flag with a heart replacing the sun at the center. The Rising Sun is offensive by many Koreans as it’s associated with Japanese imperialism, Japan’s actions in World War II, and especially Imperial Japan’s treatment of Korea while the country was under its colonial rule.

Bella has since apologized, writing, “At that time, I didn’t know the history. But when I found out, I immediately had it covered and scheduled for removal. I am ashamed of myself for not doing my research. I sincerely apologize.” She has also since professed her love for Korea on many occasions. Still, many were in disbelief, knowing she is a U.S. Navy veteran who was stationed in Japan.

That’s not all, though. Netizens resurfaced a social media post in which Bella Poarch defended a nickname she calls her friend that some have also deemed racist. “Harambe” is a famous gorilla.

The most common criticism against Bella is that she is allegedly Zionist. She once was asked, “Do you love Israel?” on one of her videos on TikTok. The resurfaced screenshot shows that she replied, “Yes.” On the other hand, Bella Poarch has been silent regarding the Israel-Palestine war.

So, many netizens are calling for a boycott of the Bella Poarch version of “Sweet Venom,” believing she is Zionist and racist.

Yet, some ENGENEs have also come to Bella Poarch’s defense, citing apologies and her history of traumas and abuse.

Additionally, Bella Poarch has been an outspoken fan of ENHYPEN herself. Read more below.

Bella Poarch Is An ENGENE, Attending ENHYPEN’s Concert

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