2NE1 recently made a fierce comeback with “I Love You” on SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘, however, the group has received some controversy for utilizing live animals on their comeback stage.
On the July 8th broadcast of ‘Inkigayo’, 2NE1 surprised viewers by stepping onto their comeback stage with a live parrot on CL‘s shoulder and swans in the background. Although the performance impressed some viewers, their use of animals on stage also sparked an outrage amongst animal lovers.
Even chief editor Kim Hyun Sung of fashion and culture magazine OhBoy! shared his thoughts regarding their comeback stage via Twitter stating, “I see that 2NE1 utilized swans and a parrot as props. They’re a very talented group who makes great music, but I hope they don’t do this again for their next stage.” He explained that the heat of the stage lights as well as an unfamiliar environment can cause animals to become distressed.
YG Entertainment has issued an apology regarding the controversary stating, “The stage was held after receiving consultation from animal experts and trainers who participated in putting together 2NE1′s stage performance. We worked to create a good performance, but if our efforts brought discomfort to viewers, we sincerely apologize. We will be sure to be more cautious in the future.”
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