KUALA LUMPUR: International K-Pop girl group BlackPink may be riding high after a successful world tour this year but one of its members may not be all that happy.
According to Koreaboo, fans of the red hot quartet had noticed that member Rose had not been getting her due in comparison with her other musical sisters.
Apparently, the Twitter hashtag “#StayStrongRose” has been trending worldwide earlier today after fans of the 22-year-old idol had discovered several Instagram posts that Rose as well as her father had liked online which hinted at the poor treatment she had been receiving compared to other BlackPink members.
The post she liked was a Marilyn Monroe quote that went: “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate then when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
A fan of the idol also posted an entry on Instagram which listed all of the solo activities each BlackPink member had received so far this year.
While the rest had several high profile photo shoots and events to attend, Rose, whose real name is Roseanne Park Chaeyoung, had a list that was strikingly empty.
What got the attention of fans was that the idol’s father, Mason Park, had liked the particular post, which most saw as an acknowledgment that his daughter was not receiving the same treatment as the other members in the K-Pop outfit.
Fans, or Blinks as they are known, showed their support for Rose and expressed their hope that the group’s agency, YG Entertainment, would rectify the situation.
One fan wrote: “It’s heartbreaking to see her take the length to like and comment, KNOWING that we would see. Literally I wish we could do EVERYTHING for her, poor girl loves us so much & does everything for us, and we're just standing by the sidelines watching.”
Another said: “You deserve better management. You deserve better fans. I’m so sorry, baby.”
One other fan wrote: “The fact that Rose’s dad knows about her mistreatment kills me, he must hate seeing his own daughter not being able to do what she loves and showing her full potential to everyone, instead she’s always being held back by YG. This isn’t fair! Rose deserves more!”