KUALA LUMPUR: Lisa of international K-Pop sensation BlackPink has been gaining intense popularity in China.
According to Koreaboo, the talented 22-year-old idol of Thai descent will be appearing in the second season of the Chinese reality TV competition, Youth With You.
She will serve as a mentor to trainees on the show which is apparently filmed in Guangzhou.
In the lead up to her appearance on the popular programme, the comely rapper, singer and dancer whose real name is Lalisa Manoban, was recently featured on the cover of Nylon China.
That particular issue of the magazine, which had two different cover editions, was apparently quickly snapped up by readers.
It was reported that 7,000 copies of the magazine got sold in just 45 minutes and that her blue eyeshadow look on one of the covers had trended on Weibo as well.
Meanwhile, the South China Morning Post reported that a Thai cafe was closed down amid an online backlash after its owner had tried to sell items that were used by Lisa when she had visited the establishment.
Apparently, the idol had posted photos on Instagram of her photo shoot at the MQQN Cafe in Bangkok.
The cafe owner later posted on Facebook that he had a whole series of things to sell that were used by Lisa, including a chair, napkins, cutlery, a cup and even a toilet seat!
The person had also claimed online that he was offered 100,000 Thai Baht (about RM13,482) for the seat that she had used and wrote: “I am not satisfied with this price yet. We also have the glass and the spoon she used too.”
Netizens reacted angrily to the posts and condemned his actions.
One fan wrote: “Lisa does not deserve the disrespect and violation of what this owner has done. You have crossed the line in a disgusting way.”
Although the cafe owner had posted an online apology, fans were still heated over the issue.
He has since set his Facebook page to hidden and the cafe remains closed indefinitely.
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