News about BLACKPINK’s contract renewal has received special attention from the Chinese public
On the morning of December 6, YG announced that after lengthy negotiations, all four members of BLACKPINK, including Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé, and Lisa, have renewed their contracts with YG for group activities.
This news has caused an immediate media sensation both in and outside of Korea, and China is no exception.
In particular, on China’s most popular SNS platform Weibo, keywords about BLACKPINK’s contract renewal stand at the top, proving to be the most discussed topic on Weibo. Within an hour of YG’s announcement, the topic of BLACKPINK’s renewal attracted over 1 million views.
On forums, BLACKPINK’s Chinese fans expressed their joy, as well as shared various images, expressing their anticipation and praise for the comeback of the girl group.
However, as thousands of comments show Jisoo, Jennie, and Rosé, it is challenging to find the name Lisa. This indicates that Lisa is still being “shadow-banned” and criticized in China, following the controversy over her performance at Crazy Horse.
In early November, Lisa’s Weibo was first banned from posting, then deleted. When fans visited Lisa’s account, they could only see an announcement saying, “Cannot access this account due to reports of violations of laws, regulations, and Weibo community agreements.”
The reason for Lisa’s “ban” in China is believed to be her performance at the Crazy Horse night club in France.
It is known that China strictly prohibits the promotion of performances with sexual elements, impropriety, and those contrary to traditional customs. As a result, ever since her bold Crazy Horse performance, Lisa has been heavily criticized and even “shadow-banned” in the country.
Source: K14, Weibo