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Blackpink Invitation Blunder: South Korean Nationwide Safety Advisor Resigns


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Mar 22, 2024
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South Korea’s Nationwide Safety Advisor Kim Sung-han has resigned after being accused of not informing President Yoon Suk-yeol about Blackpink’s invitation to carry out on the White Home throughout the president’s upcoming state go to to the US. Apparently, First Girl Jill Biden invited Blackpink and Girl Gaga to carry out on the state dinner, which YG Leisure confirmed lately. Nevertheless, in accordance with a information section from TV Chosun, whereas many South Korean authorities officers knew concerning the invitation from the Bidens, President Yoon was by no means instructed. There have been reportedly at the least six studies associated to the invitation that had been omitted in March alone. Yoon was reportedly angered when he came upon concerning the invites by the International Ministry line.

Kim Sung-han was appointed to his function as Nationwide Safety Advisor a yr in the past, and had performed a vital function in Yoon’s early marketing campaign days. The 2 have identified one another since they had been in elementary college. On Wednesday, Kim introduced that he was resigning and returning to academia, the place he would maintain a place again at Korea College, the place he was a professor of Korea-U.S. relations and U.S. diplomatic coverage. Kim acknowledged that he didn’t need to be a “burden” on the administration and wished his successor nicely. He believes that the upcoming state go to to the US will go easily, and that his successor will be capable of perform their duties with no hitch. Kim’s alternative might be Cho Tae-yong, a U.S. envoy.

Lately, South Korea has undergone some personnel modifications, together with the alternative of its secretaries of protocol and diplomacy, Kim Il-bum and Lee Moon-hee, respectively. Lee was concerned in getting ready for Yoon’s state go to to the US and his attendance on the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima, Japan, in Could. In the meantime, Kim Il-bum resigned earlier than the summit between South Korea and Japan on March 12, citing exhaustion.

Blackpink is ready to carry out in Mexico on April 26 as a part of their “Born Pink” world tour, which conflicts with the date of the state dinner on the White Home. If the group had been to carry out on the White Home alongside Girl Gaga, it might be their second collaboration since their monitor “Bitter Sweet” from Gaga’s 2020 album “Chromatica.” Blackpink can also be set to make historical past as the primary Okay-pop group to headline Coachella subsequent month. On Friday, Jisoo would be the last group member to make her solo debut with the only album “ME,” led by the title monitor “Flowers.”

Written by Robert D
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