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German photographer apologizes after coming under fire for describing NCT’s Jeno as a member of BTS at New York Fashion Week

NCT‘s Jeno He recently made headlines after making history by becoming the first K-Pop idol to open a New York fashion show. Dressed in a sexy AF outfit and showing off his natural charm and charisma, the idol has definitely become the highlight.

NCT Jeno outfit at New York Fashion Week | @ NCT / Instagram

| @ NCT / Instagram

Despite the fact that it was his first time at a big event, Jeno completely shone and won the hearts of everyone who saw him.

| @ NCT / Instagram

In addition to being delighted with his visuals, Jeno has also met many A-list celebrities and even cemented his influence by sitting next to them in the front row of the fashion show.

Jeno with Sabrina Carpenter | @ NCT / Instagram

Jeno with Jared Leto | @ NCT / Instagram

Jeno from Dove Cameron | @ NCT / Instagram

However, alongside many of the celebrities he met at the event, Jeno took a photo with world-renowned German photographer Ellen von Unwerth. Photography has been known to take some of the most beautiful photos with concepts that are truly wonderful.

The work of Ellen von Unwerth | @ natalia_samdzielnia / Instagram

| @ natalia_samdzielnia / Instagram

| @ natalia_samdzielnia / Instagram

She was one of the attendees at the event and was lucky to meet Jeno on the red carpet. As expected and like everyone else she met, Ellen von Unwerth shared her photo of Jeno on social media.

Internet users quickly noticed that something was wrong with their post and caused anger when they saw the signature. Ellen von Unwerth was clearly excited to meet her idol and wanted to describe him. However, instead of tagging Jeno or NCT, she wrote that she was dating BTS.

So excited to meet @btsofficial member.

– Ellen von Unwerth

Jeno (left) and Ellen von Unwerth (right) | @ natalia_samdzielnia / Instagram

As expected, Internet users quickly aroused anger at what happened. While some pointed out that this could be a bug, others explained that she should have checked it before publishing.

Many believed this was linked to the stereotype some Westerners claim that all Koreans looked the same, saying that she simply assumed Jeno was in BTS because he was a Korean idol.

Internet users have also started spamming comments on the photographer’s Instagram posts, explaining that it is not BTS, but Jeno.

Comments left on the photographer’s Instagram post | @ natalia_samdzielnia / Instagram

After the photo was published, Internet users kept an eye on the photographer’s social media account. They later discovered that she deleted the post and then shared the same photo again, apologizing for what she did and tagging Jeno in the new post.

I’m so sorry, it’s so great to meet @ leejen_o_423.

– Ellen von Unwerth

| @ natalia_samdzielnia / Instagram

Whether it was a real mistake or ignorance, many internet users have always criticized the treatment of K-pop idols by some Western celebrities. Many feel that she should have done some research before setting it up because misidentifying someone on such a huge platform is disrespectful.

You can read more about Jeno’s performance at the party below.

NCT’s Jeno is truly the highlight of the New York Fashion Week and even collects all of the A-list stars


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