WINNER Mino under fire after Dispatch releases article on him following a pedophile account
On July 9th, Dispatch released an article stating that WINNER Mino had followed an Instagram account under the name ‘prettypuke’, which contained suggestive photos of paedophilia and pornography, which is run by a photographer named Miller Rodriguez and claims the site to be blocked by the Korean Government, with Mino is using a VPN.
The Instagram account was notified about the ordeal and said,
Many people on social media took action towards the situation negatively accusing WINNER Mino of pedophilia of following this account.
Fans of WINNER claimed Dispatch released this article for the attacks they have received from fans of artists of YG Entertainment and distract them from the petition to shut them down, which has nearly over 100,000 people who have signed it.
Netizens later claimed that WINNER Mino has shown interest in the ‘Lolita’ (fetishization of young girls/kids) concept by using the words ‘child’ and ‘little girl’ in his solo track ‘Turn Off The Light’, which was translated by a Twitter user named ‘HERMlCDROP’.
“I’m holding back this urge but you don’t even know”
“Your two pretty limp legs”
“the little girl fills her lips, I’m not a pure baby but I fight the urge”
“The child sleeps, the adult is not asleep”
Fans of WINNER have since clarified the issue by providing that Mino had followed the account since 2015, where no images were posted on the account, as the photographer had worked with YG Entertainment in the past with artists like CL (with ‘Dr Pepper’).
The images on the Instagram account started to be posted in 2016 until now, as Miller Rodriguez changed the theme of account, this led to anti-fans to relay this news to Dispatch resulting in the account to be set to private. This also had led to Koreans fans proving that the website linked in the biography of the account was not blocked by the Korean Government.
Fans also clarified the claims of Mino’s interest in the ‘Lolita’ concept in his solo track ‘Turn Off The Light’ by stating that the lyrics were about sexual intercourse and not about fetishising a girl.
No one in Korea argued against the lyrics song when it was released and that it was not banned from the KBS for its lyrics implying sexual activity.
— Suz (@_suzino)
YouTuber’s ‘DKDKTV’ also put their input into the situation, as they explained what the lyrics meant.
“He thinks the girl is very naive and very young. NOT young as in term of AGE, BUT young as in the MIND”
from dkdktv about mino’s TOTL
im done btw pic.twitter.com/MqncSKirH3— . (@bbeellyy_)
The Twitter user ‘HERMlCDROP’ who spread the news to Dispatch has since apologised for their actions of mistranslating lyrics and claims of illegal activity from Mino, in fear of any legal action being taken against them.
WINNER Mino recently arrived back from Vietnam and has unfollowed everyone on Instagram. YG Entertainment has not yet released a statement regarding the claims.