Followers have continued efforts to tell idols about boycotted manufacturers.
ATEEZ‘s Hongjoong and Seonghwa not too long ago responded to followers’ efforts to tell them of the unintentional promotion of a Palestine-related boycott model.
Following the worldwide focus positioned on the humanitarian difficulty within the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian BDS Nationwide Committee shared a listing of manufacturers to boycott, putting them in classes.
Many manufacturers cited as being boycotted on social media will not be a part of precise BDS boycott targets however have since been included as natural targets.
The BDS motion didn’t provoke these grassroots boycott campaigns however is in assist of them on account of these manufacturers overtly supporting Israel’s genocide towards Palestinians.
— BDS on natural boycott targets
Starbucks and McDonald’s are two of those natural boycott targets and have been on the entrance of social media inspired lists. K-Pop idols’ intentional and unintentional promotions of the manufacturers have been met with stress from followers.
Not too long ago, ATEEZ’s Hongjoong shared a photograph set on the group’s official Instagram account that contained an image of himself holding a Starbucks cup above his head, its brand seen.
Followers set out on campaigns to tell the group in regards to the unintentional promotion of the model, requesting that KQ Leisure not buy merchandise from Starbucks and commenting on the picture set immediately.
atinys pls don’t cease sending emails and maintain pressuring kq to talk up trigger no matter starbucks kr not being affiliated with the principle corp, posting with it’s seen as selling the manufacturers picture particularly to their big worldwide fanbase and we’ll NEVER stand with that
— (ꪜ)-luvr (@sanvantes) December 25, 2023
Not lengthy after, the picture was faraway from the submit.
Along with this occasion, a submit that Seonghwa made on KQ’s social media platform, TOKTOQ, that includes a specialty cake from Starbucks was additionally eliminated.
Followers expressed gratitude to the artists for taking their considerations severely.
i’m glad hwa and hongjoong deleted theirs footage. this step and possibly our voices are literally being heard
— deisy☽ | EP. FIN: WILL! (@drxyun) December 27, 2023
The image of sh’s cake additionally bought deleted? Thanks kq and ateez😭😭
— azlen (@hwalenn) December 27, 2023
Simply right here to say that the ⭐bucks pics have been deleted. pic.twitter.com/qquPd4srkn
— No 1 Like Hongjoong (@HONGFOLDER) December 27, 2023