IU and V’s “Love Wins All” MV Criticized for Belittling LGBTQ+ and Disabled People

On January 25, queer Korean mannequin, stylist, and artist Nara Kim, who is thought to have labored with the HYBE lady group LE SSERAFIM, printed a number of tales on Instagram. 

Right here, the stylist expressed a number of criticisms at IU and V’s “Love Wins All” MV, claiming that the MV delivers shallow messages that exploit minority communities like LGBTQ+ individuals and other people with disabilities. 

Specifically, Nara Kim referred to the “magic digital camera” within the “Love Wins All” MV, which permits IU and V to see themselves with out their accidents. It additionally reveals V with out his in-story blindness and IU’s alleged deafness. 

IU and V’s “Love Wins All” MV Criticized for Belittling LGBTQ+ and Disabled People

Based on the stylist, the magic digital camera is mainly saying that “normalcy” is healthier. Nonetheless, as a minority, she didn’t need to be “distorted” right into a heterosexual who’s “regular” as a consequence of their lack of disabilities. 

“I’m happy with myself”, Nara Kim mentioned, earlier than including the hashtags “#lovewins” and “#lovewinsall”. 

Nara Kim

Nara Kim then expanded on her level by analyzing that the “Love Wins All” MV depict a “standard” love between a person and a girl, and but nearly makes use of a slogan utilized by the LGBTQ+ neighborhood.

“The explanation why I discussed that is that the tune was initially titled ‘Love Wins’. Korean queers, who thought queer’s slogan had been stolen, had been livid. There may be nonetheless controversy after the title of the tune was modified and the music video was launched. The 2 predominant characters (IU and V) within the music video seem as blind and deaf people who find themselves chased by ‘discrimination and oppression’. Completely different state of affairs from actuality reveals via camcorder (it means love filter, the director says) and the 2 look like happier (with out incapacity)on this. I imply, a music video that includes two wealthy, non-disabled world stars (referred to as cisgender hetero) makes use of disabilities, minorities as props to say about overcoming, ending up with a really regular ending of carrying a marriage costume and a tuxedo. What must be overcome is the world, not incapacity or minorities. Cease the shallow compassion and utilizing minorities as inspirational materials”, Nara mentioned.

Up to now, whereas some individuals agree with the stylist’s level, many followers argued that IU herself did wrestle with listening to impairment. Some additionally mentioned that Nara Kim is assuming the sexuality of IU and V and criticizing them primarily based on look and out of doors info, which immediately goes towards the stylist’s perception. 

Up to now, Nara Kim printed a brand new story, saying, “It’s flawed to imagine somebody’s sexuality. I admit it and apologize”

Nonetheless, the stylist doesn’t say something about different criticisms she made concerning the “Love Wins All” MV.

Moreover, a subject concerning this matter was printed on the Korean discussion board theqoo, drawing big consideration with nearly 70,000 views and 1,500 feedback. Under are some opinions from Korean netizens:

  • If you consider it from the attitude of a disabled individual, you would possibly really feel unhealthy
  • Simply the place does these criticisms come from?
  • In case you discuss individuals with disabilities, criticisms from these concerned are to be anticipated. You possibly can’t make content material a couple of neighborhood and don’t need to hear their opinions in regards to the matter.
  • I’m not saying that IU did a flawed factor, however I do suppose she ought to be extra cautious relating to these issues. The tune and MV are nice to observe, however the controversy is a pity
  • It’s ridiculous that non-disable individuals are defending IU towards the opinions of the particular individuals with disabilities

Supply: Instagram, Naver, X

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