Let’s Find Out the Chronology of Aespa’s Giselle’s Controversy!
Giselle is a member of SM Entertainment’s newly-debuted girl group, namely Aespa. This rapper of the group is very famous, and even more so after appearing with the NCT rappers as a subunit with the single “ZOO”. In 2021, Giselle became a hot topic because of what she said. People protested against her and some even thought of suing her to apologize for uttering a racist word. Then, what is this word? And what’s going on with Giselle after the controversy exploded?
In this article, Channel-Korea has provided detailed information about Giselle’s controversy and even her apology letter. So, stay tuned!
Aespa’s Giselle Saying the N-Word
Since their debut in 2020, Aespa immediately got a lot of attention from the public because of their vocals, visuals, and also songs. Then, they made their 3rd comeback with Savage on October 5th, 2021. During this era, SM Entertainment uploaded a behind-the-scenes video of the “Savage” music video filming.
The agency uploaded a video on YouTube, and the public became aware of what Giselle did. The public noticed that Giselle said the N-word during her lip sync for SZA’s “Love Glamour” in the middle of Aespa’s photoshoot session for “Savage”. In the video, Giselle leans over and says the N-word which is a very sensitive issue and is considered racist.
The video has been watched over 1.5 million times and the controversy spread widely, so SM Entertainment decided to take action by deleting the video to protect Giselle. However, even though the video has been deleted, the problem still exists.
Meaning of the N-Word This Is Said to Be Racist
Some people are probably curious about what the N-word means. The N-word refers to ‘nigga’ where the context in which this term is used is negative. This word is commonly uttered in a racist context in relation to describing African-Americans, or black people. According to Americans, if they hear people saying the N-word, it will cause hatred because it is a very contemptuous and racist thing. So, that’s why when Aespa’s Giselle said the N-word, people became sensitive and deemed her racist.
Fans Ask for an Apology from Giselle
After the video was uploaded, she immediately got many hate comments from the public on social media. They demanded from Giselle to apologize for what she said. People not only asked her to apologize, but they also cursed her completely. There are people who don’t even acknowledge her existence in Aespa, they still want Giselle to say sorry for what she did.
Here are some of the negative and hateful comments that were thrown at Giselle:
Aespa’s Giselle Posted an Apology Letter
After being condemned and criticized, Giselle finally posted an apology letter on Aespa’s official Twitter (@aespa_official). On November 25th, 2021, Giselle apologized to the public for the controversy that befell her and what she said. So, here’s Giselle’s apology letter:
“Hello, this is GISELLE.
I would like to apologize for mouthing the wrongful word from the lyrics of the song that was playing on-site. I had no intentions of doing it with any purpose and got carried away when one of my favorite artist’s songs was played. I sincerely apologize.”
Next, she will learn and be more conscious of her actions.
Even though she has already given her apology letter to the public, people thought that Giselle still hasn’t specifically apologized to those black people who are offended. Of course, there are still a lot of hate comments thrown at her, like the photo below!
So, that’s all the information, as well as the truth, about Aespa’s Giselle being racist by saying the N-word. According to the news and her apology letter, what do you think about all this controversy? Please write your thoughts in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to kindly share this article with your friends!