On the 11th, an article titled "Blackpink are ruthless when contract ends" was posted in an online community. The author shared a photo Jisoo posted on her IG on the 10th with the caption, "Wow, barely changed it. New phone, cute case" as proof that Blackpink are currently using iPhone 13.
As evidence that Blackpink are "ruthless", the author shared selcas Rosé and Jennie posted on their IG showing off their iPhone 13 to their 53 million and more followers.
Netizens also pointed out that Jisoo's words saying "just changed it" could lead to a misunderstanding that Blackpink reluctantly used Samsung Galaxy phone because they were exclusive models.
Netizens shared criticism writing, "In Southeast Asia, low-priced phones sold well after Blackpink modeled the A80" "Shouldn't they have picked a model that used Galaxy phones?" Other netizens argued, "Everyone is free to use the phone they want to use" "their contract already ended a long time ago so why does it matter?"
Meanwhile, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A80 Blackpink Special Edition in Thailand and Malaysia in 2019 to promote the phone in the Southeast Asian market.
sources: dailynaver, Hankyung, Samsung Thailand
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