Why Fans of BLACKPINK’s Lisa Are Enraged With This Thai Cafe Owner

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lalisa Manoban

Lalisa Manoban, recognized by her followers solely as Lisa, is a Thai Okay-pop idol who premiered within the group BLACKPINK in 2016. The South Korean group has damaged a number of information and made worldwide waves, changing into one of many highest-charting Okay-pop feminine teams and the primary Okay-pop lady group to carry out at Coachella.

22-year-old Lisa, the most-followed Okay-pop star on Instagram, is well-loved by her loyal fanbase. Luckily, Lisa’s devoted followers had her again when she was not too long ago allegedly sexually harassed and practically exploited by the proprietor of a preferred Bangkok cafe.

After the BLACKPINK star’s photograph shoot on the retro-styled MQQN Cafe in Thailand, the cafe proprietor made express feedback concerning the rapper/singer/dancer on social media. Shockingly, he even tried to promote the gadgets she’d used on the cafe, spurring widespread assist for Lisa on Twitter and Instagram.

Lalisa Manoban
Lisa of BLACKPINK | Han Myung-Gu/WireImage

A Bangkok cafe proprietor tried to promote Lisa’s unwashed utensils after her photograph shoot

Early in Jan. 2020, Lisa posted a sequence of fashionable, retro-glam photographs of herself on the MQQN Cafe in Bangkok, a 1950s-style, vintage-themed diner, on Instagram. The record-breaking Okay-pop performer posed subsequent to an RV within the parking zone and on the tinsel-lined, neon-yellow cubicles inside. 

The shoot might have been an important promotion for the eatery, particularly as a result of Lisa’s practically 30 million Instagram followers. Instead, the proprietor took to his firm Facebook change to supply the chair, unwashed utensils, serviette, and even bathroom seat the BLACKPINK star used whereas she was there. He entertained disturbing sexual feedback from commenters who stated they needed to “sniff” the chair Lisa used, bantering forwards and backwards with them.

The proprietor additionally tried to up the worth repeatedly, claiming he had been supplied across the equal of $3,000 USD for the chair Lisa sat on for a part of the photograph shoot.

Fans flocked to assist the Okay-pop star

Fans instantly observed how inappropriate the cafe proprietor’s conduct was and referred to as him out for on-line harassment. The hashtag #LowlyMQQNCafe trended on Twitter in protest of his makes an attempt to capitalize on the BLACKPINK star’s objectification.

According to the South China Morning Post, one supporter wrote on Twitter, “Lisa does not deserve the disrespect and violation of what this owner has done. You have crossed the line in a disgusting way. Instead of being proud and humble that Lisa went to your cafe; you offer a bidding.” Fans additionally flooded the MQQN Cafe’s official Facebook web page with damaging critiques and demanding feedback.

Another BLACKPINK fan spoke out in opposition to the cafe proprietor’s treatment of Lisa, writing, “The owner of the MQQN cafe in which lisa had her photoshoot sexually objectified her on facebook. This is beyond unacceptable and that pervert must be punished.”

The similar Twitter consumer added later in her thread, “Lisa promoted your restaurant but instead of being grateful you chose to sexualize her. Your whole business will go downhill now mf take the taste of your own medicine.” 

The cafe now seems to be closed indefinitely

After intense backlash from followers of BLACKPINK and Lisa, the MQQN Cafe proprietor posted a short apology on Facebook. Still, followers weren’t glad, as they believed the proprietor solely apologized as a result of he was ashamed he was caught.

BLACKPINK followers reported on social media that the cafe now gave the impression to be closed indefinitely because of the backlash. The retro diner’s Instagram web page is now non-public, so it might be that they’re simply laying low till followers’ outrage and guarantees to boycott blow over. But with Lisa’s devoted fanbase, that’s unlikely to occur anytime quickly.

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