Rookie girl group Secret Number‘s Texas-born member Denise had her Instagram shut down by her agency after she publicly supported the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Denise is a member of rookie girl group Secret Number, who debuted on May 19 with their first single “Who Dis?”. As she was born in Texas, she is fluent in English and shortly after the group’s debut, she already amassed 100,000 followers on her personal Instagram account, where she would post updates about herself and her group.
Recently, she decided to use her platform to show her support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, sharing a series of 3 Instagram stories, calling for change and donations towards organizations relevant to the cause.
This kind of thing should not happen again.
However, shortly after her posts, all of her public social media disappeared. This included her Instagram, which was deleted, as her username no longer directs fans to her page…
As well as her public Soundcloud, which can no longer be found.
Fans are furious with VINE Entertainment for their censoring of Denise’s opinions, and are demanding an explanation of what happened.
denise from secret number spoke about BLM (posted info in english&korean + ways u can help) on her ig stories 20 minutes ago and her company JUST deactivated her instagram…. this is so fvcked up https://t.co/jqZcsfsSDo
— luis (@bomsbotox) June 1, 2020
denise from rookie group secret number posted on her ig stories about BLM in both english and korean. now her company made her deactivate her instagram account and even deleted her last selfie from the group’s official instagram. let this be known, fuck vine ent. thank you denise pic.twitter.com/pgBSLCyuLN
— mar (@chaewiz) June 2, 2020
denise from secret number tried to speak up about blm and then her company deactivated her instagram…this is not okay pic.twitter.com/LfuEN6hNwG
— ً (@bravegIow) June 2, 2020
so after denise from secret number posted these about blm on her insta story her company deactivated her acc??? what the fuck pic.twitter.com/J2IQYvfRmv
— nes (@rvsclt) June 2, 2020
I understand they’re artists but they shouldn’t be treated like this, not be able to talk. Denise from the new girl group (SECRET NUMBER) show her support to #BlackLivesMatter the company close her account for speaking about the situation and also delete her pictures on their ig. pic.twitter.com/RQqntmQTeM
— BLACKPINK US ⁰⁶²⁶ ➐ (@BLACKPINKUSA_) June 2, 2020
for those asking what happened, denise of secret number posted about blm and the company took down her acc and removed her posts in the group account. don't give them views. don't give them money.
— liz ☆ (@tiramitsuki) June 2, 2020
denise from secret number spoke up in english AND KOREAN about what's happening and how to be an ally and HER COMPANY DELETED HER IG!??? pic.twitter.com/LJOTxHaJ28
— ¹²⁷blm⁷ ❂ (@softiesooyoung) June 2, 2020
The agency also even deleted her most recent selfie from the group’s official Instagram.
because deactivating her instagram account wasn't enough (lol) vine also deleted her instagram selfie to punish her for speaking up about BLM
so here it is in all its majestic glory <3 we love you denise, thank you (truly) for speaking up with us! pic.twitter.com/CgxiHKUawV
— secret number pics (@5ecretpics) June 2, 2020