On Sunday, July 8th 2NE1 made quite the comeback with their new single “I Love You” on SBS‘ Inkigayo; however, it looks like the group is taking some heat for the swans and parrot that appeared on the stage with them. As a result, YG Entertainment has issued an apology.
For the comeback stage, CL stepped out onto the stage with a parrot on her shoulder and the stage had swans in the background. Although there were many impressed fans…there were also those that were outraged by the use of these animals including OhBoy! magazine’s chief editor, Kim Hyun Sung, who tweeted “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 continued to explain that the animals may become distressed due to the unfamiliar environment and the heat emitted from the stage lights.
In response to the reactions, YG Entertainment apologized saying, “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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