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Blackpink’s Jisoo, A Former Samsung Ambassador, Gets Called A “Traitor” After Flaunting Her New iPhone

Fans defended her by saying that the group’s contract with Samsung ended over a year ago.

Blackpink’s Jisoo, A Former Samsung Ambassador, Gets Called A “Traitor” After Flaunting Her New iPhone

Fans defended her by saying that the group’s contract with Samsung ended over a year ago.

These days, it seems that a celeb can easily be labelled a “traitor” for all sorts of things, from sending masks to another country amidst a shortage to posting an Instagram Story with gifs of dancing characters.

Even one’s choice of gadget has been known to cause trouble:

Earlier this year, Chinese actor and national hero Wu Jing got into hot soup when he was found to be sharing his Weibo posts with an iPhone instead of a Chinese brand like Huawei.

And now, the same thing is happening over in South Korea to Jisoo, one-fourth of the massively popular girl group Blackpink, and it’s all ‘cos of this post:

Last Sunday (Oct 10), the 26-year-old K-pop star took to Instagram to casually show off her “new phone”, which is the latest iPhone model, as well as its “cute case”.

If you thought her worst ‘crime’ — at least among some Korean netizens — was subtly flaunting her expensive new toy (nothing wrong with that, by the way), think again.

1 of 5 Jisoo and her Blackpink bandmates used to be Samsung brand ambassadors

Pointing out that Jisoo and her fellow Blackpink members Jennie, Lisa, and Rosé had an endorsement deal with South Korean brand Samsung in 2019, haters scoffed, “She has no loyalty”, “I would be furious if I were the advertisers”, and “This is why I don’t buy products endorsed by idols! They don’t use it themselves.”

Some even went as far as to call her a “traitor”, presumably ‘cos of her support for an American company instead of a Korean one.

2 of 5 It’s not the first time Jisoo’s shown her iPhone in pics, though
3 of 5 She posted this shot of her using a Samsung phone and tagged the brand in December 2019

Fans quickly came to Jisoo’s defense and reminded everyone that Blackpink’s contract with Samsung ended over a year ago.

Other comments include: “Changing one’s mobile phone is such a common thing”, “Whoever decided that you can’t use other phones after endorsing a certain brand?”, and “Those who called her a ‘traitor’ better only use Samsung for the rest of their lives”.

4 of 5 Jennie and Rosé also frequently post mirror selfies with their iPhones
5 of 5 Let the girl use whatever phone she wants

Photos: Jisoo/Instagram, Blackpink/Instagram, Samsung Singapore/Instagram, Jennie/Instagram, Rosé/Instagram

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