M'sians React to Dr. Wan Azizah and BLACKPINK's Rosé "Hanging Out" At A Summit In The US

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Malaysia's first lady, shared a unique and noteworthy moment with K-pop sensation Rosé from the girl group Blackpink during a mental health talk at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on November 17.

m'sians react to dr. wan azizah and blackpink's rosé hanging out at a summit in the usPhoto via Malay Mail

This significant mental health awareness event took place at the prestigious Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, under the hosting of US First Lady Jill Biden. The discussion was a part of a series of events organized by Biden specifically for the spouses of Asia-Pacific leaders who were in attendance at the summit.

One of the captivating highlights of the event was the presence of Rosé alongside Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. The unexpected convergence of the Malaysian first lady and the K-pop icon sparked a flurry of reactions from Malaysians who were thrilled to witness the intersection of political and entertainment spheres on such a prestigious platform.

The mental health talk not only brought together influential figures such as Apple CEO Tim Cook, US Health Governor Vivek Murthy, and other prominent personalities but also featured the South Korean First Lady Kim Keon-hee and Philippines First Lady Liza Marcos among the distinguished guests.

“Rosé from BLACKPINK and Dr. Wan Azizah in the same frame is the most random thing I’ve seen today,” one person commented.

“Another level! Dr. Wan Azizah is now just casually hanging out with Rosé from BLACKPINK.”

The unique pairing of Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Rosé served as a reminder of the diverse and interconnected nature of global events, prompting Malaysians to express their delight and surprise on various social media platforms. 

The convergence of political leadership and popular culture in a conversation about mental health resonated with many, symbolizing the importance of collaboration across different domains to address pressing issues.