Chinese social media platform Weibo has blocked the account of Blackpink member Lisa, citing complaints that her content “violated laws, regulations, and Weibo community agreement.” The move comes amid speculation that the block is related to Lisa’s recent performances at the Crazy Horse nightclub in Paris, known for its risqué cabaret shows.
Lisa, a member of the popular K-pop group Blackpink, had recently performed at the Crazy Horse nightclub in Paris for five shows. The cabaret is renowned for its dancers who often perform wearing minimal clothing, covered only in light and shadow. However, fans who watched Lisa’s performances noted that she was relatively covered compared to typical acts at the venue.
Notably, the accounts of the other three Blackpink members, Jisoo, Jennie, and Rosé, who did not perform at Crazy Horse, remain accessible online.
The Crazy Horse nightclub has previously collaborated with pop icons like Beyoncé and Kylie Minogue.
The management of Blackpink has not responded to requests for comment on the situation.
Some fans and social media users in China expressed concerns that Lisa’s shows could become explicit, potentially drawing the attention of Chinese censors.
Reactions to the fate of Lisa’s Weibo account varied. While some celebrated the move as part of a “clean-up internet operation,” others expressed fear about the extent of content control and censorship.
Lisa’s Weibo username “lalalalisa_m” was also changed to “user7330454276,” and her list of eight million followers disappeared. Additionally, her Baidu fan club account appears to have been suspended.
In a related development, Chinese actresses Angelababy and Zhang Jiani, who reportedly attended Lisa’s Paris shows, faced restrictions on their social media accounts. Crazy Horse Paris clarified that Angelababy did not witness Lisa’s performances.
Blackpink, formed in Seoul in 2016, quickly rose to prominence as one of Korea’s most popular pop bands. Lisa, hailing from Thailand, boasts 98 million followers on Instagram, solidifying her status as a social media superstar.