Let’s sexualise Blackpink’s Jennie in a nurse outfit for 15 minutes

This is a short post about sexualising Blackpink’s Jennie in a nurse outfit for 15 minutes.  If you’re interested in sexualising Blackpink’s Jennie in a nurse outfit for 15 minutes, then this is the post for you!

Let’s start with some important backstory.  Blackpink released their song and video for “Lovesick Girls” recently.  Obviously being from one of the most popular groups in k-pop right now, the song clocked up many views in a short period of time and broke some records of some sort and blah blah blah, I’m sure someone else wrote about it somewhere.

Of course the appearance of any new and popular Blackpink content greatly upsets fans of other k-pop groups who are not Blackpink.  These strange and very bored folks always go around hunting for “problematic things” in whatever new Blackpink content appears, in the hope that they can stop Blackpink’s exponential rise in popularity.  In this case, these strange anti-fans felt that the scene where Jennie is in a nurse outfit is “too sexual” because “nurses shouldn’t be sexualised” or “we must take nurses seriously at all times because of COVID and never think the bad thoughts” or something.

Yes these fans are so willing to shit on Blackpink that they’ll conveniently ignore all the important cultural lessons that their own porn collections ever taught them.  I was sure that YG, being a smart agency full of clever people, would ignore this pointlessness.  How wrong was I?

I guess that YG are just so keen to avoid any controversy at all post rapey-Seungri-pimp-times that they’re now willing to drop everything and lick the assholes of some 13 year old BTS fans who can’t handle any group that is not BTS getting any shine, especially one with smelly girls in it.  Yeah sure eventually the Korean Doctors Who Suck Dick Association or whatever got upset about it too, but you can bet it was crazy concern-trolling fans who started the ball rolling.  After all if people are really that concerned, where was the outrage in 2014?  Despite the earnest claims that Blackpink are doing some hazily-specified harm to nursing as a profession, even the most feminist-friendly k-pop writers had absolutely nothing bad to say about the nurse outfits in Girls’ Generation’s “Mr Mr”.  It’s amazing how confirmation bias makes people only look for “problematic things” when it suits them.

Fortunately Kpopalypse readers are much more mature than that, and I’m sure you would all be very interested in continuing to sexualise nurses as much as possible.  After all one day we’re all going to probably be in a hospital bed staring at a ceiling while dying of the 2056 terminal ass cancer pandemic, at that point if you can’t appreciate some nurse gently removing the crusties from your genitals with a warm sponge you’ll be missing out on one of the last great pleasures in life you’ll ever experience before you pass away.  All the more so if the nurse looks like Jennie (or Wonho – remember men are nurses too).  So please relax to this video that I made especially for you, of just the soon-to-be-deleted nurse scene in “Lovesick Girls”, playing at half speed in a loop for 15 minutes, which should be enough time for you to utilise it for sexualisation purposes.

Note that while the video is mostly silent, there is some subtle ASMR content in this video which appears at regular intervals to help your sexualisation along.  Please turn the volume up loud so you can hear and fully appreciate this content.  Anyway, that’s all for this post, Kpopalypse shall return!

32 thoughts on “Let’s sexualise Blackpink’s Jennie in a nurse outfit for 15 minutes

  1. half convinced jennie’s haters are jealous overweight ugly 13 year olds who cant stand that she’s rocking sexy and cool stuff
    half convinced jennie’s haters are underweight middle aged men underpayed by some chinese sasaeng to write horrible things about them on the internet out of sheer spite for not having been accepted into yg or something

  2. What I also don’t understand that I’ve seen many people who also think this is dumb (rightly so) and attributed the outrage to misogyny. But aren’t the Nurse Association and certain fandom mostly consist of women?

  3. You BASTARD! I was determined to make it all the way through the video without so much as a semi, then I was CHU-talized! I popped quicker than a tween during a Superbowl Carl’s Jr. commercial. Then again.. ..and again.. ..and.. ..I am broken. A husk devoid of baby batter. A vacuous skin-bag of nothingnessness. Oh, the humanity!

  4. The thing that is truly mind-boggling for me is that, OK let’s just say for the sake of the argument that “nurses are sexualized” or whatever, if so, then, to quote LOONA, “So what?”

    I mean if I was a nurse, I sure as hell would prefer for people to think that I am sexy than to think that I’m some boring unfuckable bitch right? Or am I wrong here? Wait why am I trying to understand stan twitter logic again? Ugh…

    • It’s the Korea Health & Medical Workers’ Union, Korean nurses, who criticized Jennie’s outfit, because the sexy nurse fantasy in S.K. leads nurses to be objectified and harassed at their jobs. I think that most women would prefer not to be sexualized in their day-to-day lives.

      • Lol, sure. No one was sexualizing nurse Jenny. The crazy patient Jenny that looks like she could suck the finish off a doorknob on the other hand…

      • Just because Thing A exists, and Thing B also exists, doesn’t mean that Thing A is causing Thing B. Sometimes Thing B is causing Thing A. Also sometimes there is also Thing C which is causing both Thing A and Thing B.

      • It will happen though. People make these sort of assessments about all sorts of other people they are exposed to, automatically, constantly, all the time. To deny that is to not be honest. That doesn’t mean I advocate harassment, which is a completely different thing. People are allowed to have opinions about the appearances of others. That’s not a crime (yet). Rather than trying to forbid it and make it a thought crime (generally the approach of ultra-religious conservatives) I advocate simply being honest, at least to yourself.

        • Just because it will happen doesn’t mean we can’t want something else. Nobody is mad that people think Jennie is pretty, women love Jennie too. And media does have an effect on how certain groups are viewed and treated. It sucks that BlackPink is being singled out over other groups that feature nurses with inaccurate uniforms (EXO’s Lucky One features costumes that are even more revealing), but take it as a sign that they’re popular and influential and might release more songs that don’t suck in the future.

          And speaking as a woman who has a job that is often sexualized… I’d rather be thought of as a boring prude.

        • That’s fair enough. I’d like it if everyone thought of me as completely awesome and 100% right all the time. Neither are very likely in reality though!

      • Personally, it’s not a nurse uniform that creates sexual interest, it’s the nurse wearing it. What I mean is, the uniform itself is fairly basic. The individual wearing it, however, stirs up all sorts of fantasies about.. ..well, your own mind can take you there. So, Jenny wearing a costume doesn’t make me want to go out and objectify real nurses.

        As far as complaints about objectification, can any single person truly say that they haven’t looked at another individual and been triggered with sexual desire solely based on an association with what they are wearing (e.g., a uniform, revealing/tight clothes, hell, even some colors trigger it)? If so, it’ll mostly be because you “already” had an attraction to that criteria. For example, if you have a thing for nurses, then see someone wearing a nurse uniform, then you get aroused. The uniform didn’t create the attraction, it just triggered a response to an already existing condition.

        No, what this is about is some individuals don’t like unwanted advances and that’s perfectly understandable. Attacking a young girl in a music video because you think she’s the reason that’s happening is not. Some people (men AND women) just don’t behave themselves and/or respect others. They’ll act like complete douche nozzles and they’ll hurt/bother/harass others because they live in a world where “me, me, me” means more to them than you do. It sucks, it should change, but it won’t. The reason? Because as human beings we are constantly fighting an internal war over the subject of sex between our id (sex = survival of the species), our ego (sex = pleasure), and our super-ego (sex = Oh God, someone please pour a bucket of cold water on ego before he gets us thrown in jail).

        The way most societies try to stop a problem is simply to ban it. That solves nothing. The urges get repressed, then build internally, then burst out when the pressure gets too severe. Education also fails. Watching a 30 minute video on “what not to do” might make an individual less likely to act out in the open, but it won’t remove the urges (see the “burst out” part above). People will act out because they want what they want, they don’t think it’s fair they don’t have it, and their unable to procure it the acceptable way, so they try to take it. When they do, they’ll get punished.. ..or they’ll reflect really, really hard; or they won’t.

        Welcome to Earth! Please leave by the rear exits and don’t forget the speakers. Thank you!

  5. I really enjoy your blog Kpopalypse, but I think you are way off on this one. It’s not 13-year-old BTS fans getting angry, it’s real nurses in Korea. The 13-year-old BTS fans are the ones getting mad at the nurses for speaking up, because contrary to the belief of many men most young boy group fans also like girl groups. They enjoy their songs and want to be like them. Why do you think so many female idols endorse products for girls and women?

    And yes, Korean nurses are sexualized and harassed in ways that are a detriment to their daily lives. Are there more pressing issues in K-pop than whether or not Jennie wears an adult Halloween costume? Yes, but it is possible to care about more than one thing. Would you tell someone not to try and fix their leaky roof because some people don’t even have houses?

    I think you are quite funny and I love your opinion pieces and interviews most of the time. But I wish you’d try to understand Korean culture a little more and quit with the unprovoked misogyny toward the young girls who make up the majority of K-pop fans.

    • If real nurses in Korea are so upset about this, where was their energy in 2014 for Girls’ Generation and also AOA. Nowhere, because there wasn’t a huge active hive-mind working against the dominant girl groups of the day, feeding them these ideas that somehow a person singing a song in a nurse outfit is bad.

      Korean nurses are sexualised and harassed in ways that are a detriment to their daily lives – I haven’t crunched the numbers, but knowing Korean culture as much as I do (and I’m no expert but I probably know more than you think), I’m sure that’s true. However the correlation between that and Jennie wearing a (standard, normal) nurse outfit and singing a song that doesn’t specifically promote or even depict harassment is not clear. I think to interpret such a presentation as somehow demeaning to women when it isn’t, is actually what’s misogynist, because making a fuss about this is discouraging people from showing portrayals of women in work environments. Think about it: women get harassed in ALL professions, so by the logic of the “nurse outfit = bad” argument, the argument could be made that ANY k-pop girl in ANY working attire of ANY type promotes harassment, thereby shutting down all such portrayals for all time. Then all we’re left with is dance videos with women shaking their ass, and women being the love interest of some guy in a video. Seems like one hell of a fucking backwards step to me.

      • There was no COVID-19 in 2014 and the feminist movement in Korea wasn’t as far along.

        I didn’t think that hard about Jennie’s outfit when I watched the MV, but I can understand where the nurses are coming from. The hive-mind isn’t specific to girl groups. Do you remember the issue with Mino and gynecologists? I think this situation is similar. There are plenty of other instances in the past where male idols had to apologize for actions interpreted as misogynistic. Off the top of my head, Ravi had to edit and re-release a music video because it had women in lingerie (even though it was meant to be satirical) and the boy group from Mixnine that never debuted had to apologize and receive education because they said that women like designer handbags. The difference is that nobody cares about those guys.

        And idk what nurses wear in Australia, but Jennie’s outfit isn’t standard or normal, it’s definitely meant to be “sexy.” Isn’t it what you’d call a dog whistle (from one of your past articles that I really loved)? Why should people get offended by the nurse outfit but not, say, their schoolgirl outfits in AAIYL? I don’t know, but young girls are not the ones choosing what becomes an issue in the news.

        I wasn’t referring to Jennie’s outfit as misogynistic, but that idea that anyone who disapproves of something a female idol does (though I seriously doubt BlackPink has any creative input in their music videos) must be a jealous female child. Why did you jump to that conclusion?

        • Well to be fair you have a point. A lot of the ultra-conservative BTS nutters are older. Australiansana has done a good job of exposing some of the older fans shepherding their younger brethren over to drown in the lake of “streams and engagement” like the Pied Piper. However demographically they certainly are young overall, my own website stats and those of others consistently reflect this, so I draw that conclusion because I have the data to back that up. I mean, given the aims of a group like BTS, I’d say that if they didn’t have a large very young female fan base, they would be failing one of their chief functions as a boy idol group. Still not sure about “misogynist” though, “hate” seems like a word that isn’t nuanced enough to describe how I feel about young k-pop fans. I’m more on their side than anyone would suspect, they just often don’t know it. After all, many ex-fans of idol boy groups have over time gradually become fans of this blog and I’m eternally grateful for that. It’s the way the system fosters their particular mindset which I think is the real enemy. But if people want to simplify it and call me a misogynist, even though I feel it’s inaccurate, I really don’t care. I’ve been called worse things.

          The thing with the dog-whistle post is, it’s just saying “this is what it is, lets not be afraid to call a spade a spade”. A lot of people used that post to try and push their ultra-conservative puritanical quasi-religious bandwagon around on forums etc, and say “no more school uniforms, no more sexualisation” or whatever, which was completely missing the point of the post. People shouldn’t get bothered by nurse outfits, or school uniform outfits, or any outfits. They’re not “influencing society” or “being harmful”, they’re catering to an existing demand that’s already there. I’m just saying that people should be wise to how the marketing operates. Once you understand marketing it loses its power to control. A lot of what I’m writing about and talking about in general (including in this post) is really about control. You shouldn’t have to put up with unwelcome advances at work. An idol shouldn’t have to put up with an unreasonably restrictive contract. Fans shouldn’t have to put up with peer pressure from the hive mind to conform and not question. I shouldn’t have to put up with my entertainment getting banned away. Of course we do have to put up with these things from time to time, and that sucks. I encourage everyone to resist unwelcome control, where possible, within reason.

  6. South Koreans need to stop appropriating American getting-offended culture. This “controversy” is an example of how stupid it is. Let’s think about this rationally; the lyrics at this point in the song are, “No doctor could help when I’m lovesick.” The video needed to illustrate these lyrics in 7 seconds (for the whole scene – the nurse part is shorter) with the following criteria:
    1. Jennie had to play both doctor and patient roles.
    2. Jennie had to look pretty.
    3. The scene needed to clearly code as “medical.”
    Looking at this, the old-style nurse uniform was the way to go because it better meets requirements 2 and 3 than any of the other options. Sure, they could have dressed Jennie as a doctor, but what does that look like? A white lab coat? How would this convey “doctor” rather than “scientist?” Perhaps add a stethoscope? That could work, but it would be a small detail in a wide shot. Could they have used scrubs? Sure, that would have gotten the point across, but nobody looks good in scrubs. In contrast, the nurse’s uniform is easily recognizable as medical, and it looks flattering in a way that scrubs do not. The pairing of nurse Jennie with crazy Jennie shows that crazy Jennie is there to exemplify the DSM-IV nature of her lovesickness because the former gives context to the latter. The uniform that Jennie is wearing even looks like a real uniform (aside from the hat) from the mid-20th Century because of the length of the skirt and the, for lack of a better word, modesty of the collar. Sure, somebody with a nurse paraphilia could take it as sexy, but this uniform is not a “sexy nurse” Halloween outfit.
    This is the problem with American-style oversensitivity. It looks for things to be offended about, and it views everything through a lens of possible victimization rather than viewing things as normal people do.

  7. Well there you go, another reason to stan kpopalypse and not give fucks about stupid netizens and thier comments.

  8. Nurses’ outfits have always been sexualised, as have schoolgirls (and schoolboys!) outfits and military outfits. Just because I think some dude looks hot in his uniform doesn’t mean I disrespect anyone in the military.

    Plenty of entertainers have worn much sexier nurses outfits than this one and no-one accused them of disrespecting nurses. The outfit in this video is very tame and not even sexy, I mean look up “sexy nurse” Halloween costumes for comparison.

    • Hmm, you make a good point. I think almost every group winds up doing a m/v with some ersatz military getup and yet no one minds the sexual objectification of the military (or firefighters, come to think of it). Must be a cultural thing.

  9. Look, I personally believe that this was absolute bullshit. That scene was fine, but lmao your title makes it look as if it was supposed to be a 100% innocent thing, when it was obviously meant to be sexy (which is okay, Jennie’s hot, Jennie in a nurse costume is hot and there’s nothing we can do about it but cry over her otherwordly beauty). However, some of your replies show you actually kinda fail to grasp the context of the situation (you cannot compare older mvs to this, because back then no one cared about what women said, especially not asian women in their home countries, so of course no one was gonna make a big deal out of nurse uniforms being used as a fetish thing), and also, those 13 year old armys you love to shit on tend to stan Blackpink too, most young armys do in fact. Blackpink’s fanbase is filled to the brim with 13 year old blinks AND 13 year olds armyblinks, that’s their target demography. That’s why YG himself called them the female version of BTS, to attract the attention of already-existing consumers, so yeah. Also, the ones complaining were actual nurses if I recall correctly (which i usually don’t so feel free to correct me), so this post is yet another case of people being unable to keep armys and bts out of their minds, which is a little bit worrying ngl. anyway bye ily teehee<3

    • People are acting like 2014 was like 1863. Not THAT much has changed in Korean society in the six years between 2014 and 2020, and even less has changed in the west, yet the sexy nurses in SNSD’s video didn’t get on anyone’s radar as “problematic”, anywhere.

      Most 13 year old BTS fans also do like Blackpink. They’re usually the more sane ones in general. It’s the not-so-sane ones who see everything as a competition against “their boys” which I’m specifically targeting, and while those latter group of fans are not the majority, they’re also the more vocal. People who don’t have a problem tend to not tell everyone so much that they don’t have a problem. This is really more an issue with social media, and how it tends to amplify friction by design.

    • Look, a lot of new readers here aren’t aware of this, but Stephen (Kpopalypse’s RL name) has a.. ..history with nurses. He spent the majority of his earlier years in the medical profession; he even has a PhD, go figure. Anywho, he was dragged through a lot of bother by a nurse who had an axe to grind. He was innocent, as was later revealed, but not before it cost him his job and his reputation. In turn, it also cost him his relationship of 12 years. He did nothing wrong, but it cost him almost everything. So the whole “nurse” thing is something that sets him off from time to time. If everyone would stop making such a todo about this and just move on, we can all get past this.

      Sorry, Stephen, but many new people don’t know when you’re just acting triggered. Alright, break it up everybody. Nothing to see here.

        • Huh? OH.. ..yeah. That’s me. Mister Make-Stuff-Up-For-No-Reason. What was I thinking? Yep, I’m a real tall-tale teller I am. No words of genuine worth were any of my previous post. Nope. Not.. ..A.. ..One!

          P.S. Call me Stephen. That rash has returned.

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