While their latest music video is racking up the whopping 275M views after just 2 weeks, K-pop girl group Blackpink, however, stirred up the controversies for using the statue of Ganesha, a Hindu deity as a prop. In a still from Blackpink music video How You Like That, the statue of the sacred deity was seen on the ground while a member of the group Lisa was sitting on the chair and rapping in front of the statue.

Lisa Blackpink How do you like that Ganesha statue
Blackpink Lisa is seen rapping with a Ganesha statue in the background

The scene is said to be offensive to Indian culture in general and Hinduism in particular as Ganesha is a worshiped Hindu god who has an elephant head and represents the beginnings. In addition to that, Ganesha is also believed to be the remover of difficulties. The deity is not only popular and worshiped by Hindustan but also Buddhist and Jainist.

Lisa Blackpink How do you like that Ganesha statue
Source: Twitter

The feature of the Ganesha statue in the Blackpink music video left fans, especially those who are Hindustan in shock. Most of them admit that they were disappointed to see their worshiped god being used in a K-pop video no matter how many likes and views it gained.

Meanwhile, a part of Blackpink fans who do not follow Hinduism sparked up the argument saying it was not a big deal using the statue: “Shut up, no one cares about your God.” The Twitter user later had to deactivate her account as being slammed for degrading other people’s religions.

Lisa Blackpink How do you like that Ganesha statue
Source: Twitter

In response to the public outcry regarding the statue of a Hindu god in a K-pop video, Blackpink’s Label YG Entertainment immediately removed the statue of out the video and trended ‘YGApologise and #Ganesha on twitter to express their regret over the mistake.

Check out the music video of Blackpink’s How Do You Like That which replaces the image of Ganesha statue.

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