Some fans are complaining about the absence of Lisa, a member of popular idol group BLACKPINK, left out from the Paris Fashion Week.
Some fans in Southeast Asia complained that the agency YG Entertainment was discriminating against Lisa.
On the 6th October, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that “Thai member Lisa’s fans are claiming that ‘YG Entertainment, the agency, is neglecting her’.” Fans’ anger stemmed from Lisa’s absence from the recent Bulgari Fashion Week event held in Paris, France.
Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin wrote on Instagram on the 5th, “Lisa came to Europe, but unfortunately, her agency expressed her intention not to attend due to the corona virus,” and the criticism grew stronger.
Contrary to the agency’s explanation that it was due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19, the other members of ‘Blackpink‘, Jennie, Rosé, and Jisoo, all attended.
According to the media, following the other group members who left for Paris in september, Lisa also went to Paris on the 4th after completing her solo album activities.
Fans pointed out that it is surprising that Lisa, an ambassador for luxury brands Celine and Bulgari, does not appear in any shows even though she was in Paris.
Then, on social media, a hashtag campaign with the phrase ‘Fair to Lisa (#BeFairToLISA)’ is being launched. Some fans foretold a ‘YG boycott’, and gave advice to Lisa, “Get out of YG and pursue a solo career.”
In May of last year, fans directly reported to the Thai embassy in Korea a case of personal threats to Lisa taking place online.
At that time, the embassy said, “We have received many emails and messages,” and “we have forwarded the information to the agency.” Afterwards, YG announced a hardline response policy without leniency, saying, “We put the safety and protection of artists as our top priority.”
[By Gaurav, K-pop Updates]