SM Entertainment Privates aespa Video After Outcry Over Giselle Mouthing A Racial Slur

Fans are attempting to educate Giselle on why they were hurt so deeply.

A behind-the-scenes video for the making of aespa‘s title track “Savage” has been privated by SM Entertainment following fans’ outcry over a scene that showed Giselle mouthing a racially offensive word.

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The scene in question shows Giselle, Karina, and Ningning listening to SZA‘s “Love Galore” during a break in their photoshoot. At the point in the lyrics where the n-word is used, fans noticed that Giselle did not stop lipsyncing the song and even leaned forward when mouthing the word.

The video quickly spread and gained over 1.5 million views, causing fans to voice their thoughts on why the clip had been so upsetting.

MYs voiced their disappointment with Giselle as an English speaker and sought to educate the idol on why her actions hurt fans so deeply—especially those of Black descent.

Although Giselle has yet to address the issue, SM Entertainment has seemingly heard fans’ voices and not only privated the behind-the-scenes video but also deleted the tweet on aespa’s official acccount that linked to it.

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No official statements have currently been made on the issue.