Korean and international fans are divided over BLACKPINK Lisa’s teaser photos for her new release ‘ROCKSTAR’

BLACKPINK member Lisa is getting a lot of love from her international fans after she released her latest teaser.

Fans are excited because Lisa has stopped using the light filters and makeup that made her look whiter for years.

Now, she is showing off her natural, beautiful skin tone. This change is seen as Lisa saying no to the K-pop industry’s whitewashing.

The issue was discussed on the online community INSTIZ, where both Korean netizens and international fans shared their thoughts.

Some Korean netizens were confused by the international fans’ reactions and wondered if they understood skin tones and tanning. They said things like:

“Do they not know about tanning?”

“Isn’t it putting on a darker filter on purpose?”

“I feel like they have no idea what tanning is.”

“ㅋㅋㅋ Foreigners are so sensitive about this.”

“She’s not like that naturally alright ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ They made her look way darker ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ.”

“Until when are they going to keep pushing this whitewashing thing?”

“What? Anyone can tell that she got tanned for this.”

“No but Lisa’s skin was way whiter even before debuting.”

“Lisa’s skin is way brighter than this, what are they saying ㅋㅋㅋ That’s racist.”

“International fans are so frustrating.”

Meanwhile International fans, however, were thrilled to see Lisa’s natural skin tone and showed their support:

“Her fans better stop with that ‘this is her skin’ bs cuz everyone knows this is not how she looks lol.”

“She looks absolutely nothing like this, no matter how much Southeast Asian and tan she gets, and her stans are making it worse for her.”

“They’re probably giving her a new persona and since she’s going to just rap maybe it’s blackfishing.”

“That is not her natural skin tone be so fawking fr.”

“Lol, Lisa was bleaching when in BLACKPINK but now she’s out. She’s trying to be black.”

These reactions show a big difference between how Korean netizens and international fans see the issue. International fans are celebrating what they see as Lisa’s return to her natural beauty. This change has started conversations about beauty standards and how the K-pop industry affects how artists look.

No matter what people think, one thing is certain: Lisa keeps fascinating fans around the world, sparking discussions and challenging norms. Her choice to show off her natural skin tone is a strong statement that means a lot to her international fans.

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