Luxury brands remove Blackpink Lisa's photos on social media

By Nhu Anh   November 2, 2023 | 05:00 pm PT
High-end fashion houses Bulgari and Celine have removed photos of Lisa from Blackpink on their Weibo and Instagram accounts.
Lisa from Blackpink. Photo from Lisas Instagram

Lisa from Blackpink. Photo from Lisa's Instagram

All of the photos featuring Lisa have disappeared from Weibo accounts of the two high-end brands, for which the singer is acting as the global ambassador, reported Chinese news site Ifeng.

Several photos of the artist have also been removed from Bulgari’s official Instagram account. Similarly, many photos featuring her have been deleted, or hidden, from the personal Instagram account of Bulgari’s CEO Jean-Christophe Babin.

Many fans have left their comments under Babin’s Instagram posts questioning the reason for his action, while others wondered whether the brands were going to terminate their contracts with the singer.

Lisa’s personal Weibo account has been shut down since Wednesday, with those trying to access it getting a message saying the account was "reported for violations of the laws and Weibo’s regulations."

Many believe this is all the aftermath of the singer’s striptease performance at Paris’ Crazy Horse cabaret Sep. 28-30. Stripping is ruled a "sexually related activity" by Chinese laws and is prohibited in the country.

In addition to that, Lisa’s shows prompted public criticism for setting a bad example for her fans, many of whom are minors.

Born Lalisa Manoban in Thailand, the 26-year-old, made her debut with the South Korean girl group Blackpink in 2016. She launched a simultaneous solo career in 2021.

The star has also established her name in the fashion industry as a global ambassador for various luxury brands, including Celine and Bulgari.

Her soaring music career has made her the first solo K-pop artist to have a song reach 1 billion streams on Spotify with the track "Money."

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