Aespa's Winter for a photoshoot

Fans outrage after a staff member harasses AESPA's Winter!

During a DAZED photoshoot in 2021, a male staff member was seen taking pictures of ‘AESPA’ member Winter's backside. Fans noticed the horrifying act as it was caught on tape. Read below to see how angry fans of the star dealt with the situation! 

  • Winter's real name is Kim Minjeong, and she is 20 years old. 
  • The singer debuted in the girl group 'AESPA' under 'SM Entertainment' in November 2020. 
  • Her label stated that the worrying situation is all a big misunderstanding!
Karina and Winter together

On 14th April 2021, a seven-second clipping of ‘AESPA’ members Karina and Winter went viral. In the video, a staff member behind them tries sneaking up on them and taking an inappropriate picture of the singer’s backside. Watch the shocking video here

Fans all over Twitter started messaging ‘DAZED Korea’ and ‘SM Entertainment’ to look into the matter. 

Fans mass-tweeted ‘SM protect your artists better.’ They talked about how the agency has failed to protect idols from harmful incidents. The fans of Red Velvet’s Joy, Yeri and Irene raised their voices over how incompetent the label is when it comes to issues about female stars.

They need to do better! 

Winter leaving a music show

‘SM Entertainment’ released a statement clearing the photographer in the video of all sexual harassment allegations. The company asked fans to not make assumptions as it can harm the reputation of a respected personality.

According to them, the singer had a pleasant time at the photo shoot and didn’t feel uncomfortable. Read more about it here


Winter performing on stage

Fans of the 20-year-old singer aren’t satisfied with the company’s clarification of this matter. Male fans and staff members filming and selling footage of female idol’s skirts is a very common activity. Years have passed and K-Pop labels refuse to take any legal action against people who film these clippings. They should release more proof that the matter isn't what it seems like.

Do you think the photographer was in the wrong? Comment below! 


Estefanía Martínez

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