A recent interaction between RIIZE and a fan account sparked some online debate.
RIIZE are one of the groups most active on the social media platform TikTok, often leaving comments on videos that are about them or that they are tagged in.
Anton is believed to be behind the comments, as they are usually in English, and he has all but confirmed he is the group’s “social media manager.”
Recently, RIIZE’s account commented on a video of a fan who imitated BLACKPINK‘s Rosé.
Rosé is known for her unique singing voice; many other performers have praised her vocal color and tone.
TikTok influencer @moh.ans has posted several videos imitating Rosé’s unique singing voice and style. His latest impersonation featured him singing RIIZE’s “Get A Guitar,” “Talk Saxy,” and “Love 119” in his “Rosé voice.”
The RIIZE official account commented on the video, saying, “Oh thank you sunbaenim.”
Some felt that the video content mocked Rosé and that RIIZE should not have commented on a video like that.
this guy is being weird towards rosé, who has been for awhile now, causing her to get dragged, and u got this kpop group management team “RIIZE” being shady and interacting with the video 🤔 pic.twitter.com/fUCUk5JEc7
— 𖤐 (@GhoulPinks) January 18, 2024
why would the official K-pop group account comment on a video of a man making fun of rosé? very strange behaviour.
— cay. (@rosefilmed) January 18, 2024
to the blinks that want to defend him and say it’s for jokes, for years this tiktoker been making these type of vids and antis have used them against rosé & mocked her + he never cared about the hate she was receiving cause of it… https://t.co/9w10Qatzh1
— 🥞 (@pinksbabymon) January 18, 2024
On the other hand, many have defended RIIZE, saying that they could not possibly know if the video had secret ill intentions as the poster declared themselves a BLACKPINK fan on their account. The user’s account also says that none of his impersonations “are hateful.”
yall the guy in the video is annoying and disgusting asf but how is riize supposed to know the lore abt this man so why r yall tryna push this on anton instead of being mad at the person who made the video https://t.co/OzuT5v0DxI
— :3 (@chiwisq) January 18, 2024
Agree with everyone dragging the tiktok creator he's weird And his videos are continuously used by antis but to anyone else it sounds Like a normal voice impression. Unless anton lives on rosé stantwt how would he know…shady is an insane reach 😭 https://t.co/C0ja2A0tan
— sarah 🇵🇸 Crown on my head enthusiast (@ysllucy) January 18, 2024
But how is riize being shady?😭 How could they know if that user is doing it with bad intentions… riize is gonna interact with anything related to them https://t.co/N6gjuCx2yE
— Alex (@bringthenct) January 18, 2024