BLACKPINK‘s Lisa is one of the most famous K-Pop idols in the world, but that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t experienced some heartbreaking things throughout her career. Here are 4 of the most heartbreaking things that Lisa has experienced.
1. Getting scammed by her former manager
In 2020, it was revealed that Lisa’s former manager had stolen around ₩1 billion KRW ($817,661 USD) from Lisa. The manager had promised Lisa that he would use the money to help her invest in real estate, but in reality, he used it all on gambling. What made fans even more heartbroken was that this manager was with BLACKPINK since their debut and was someone that Lisa trusted.
Lisa is a foreign member of BLACKPINK, and she has been alone in Korea since she was young, so she can be very vulnerable to these kinds of things, such as economic ideals.
It is very unfortunate that things like this are happening in the industry. It is a serious matter that can damage the image of [proper] Korean management.
2. Getting attacked by malicious netizens about her Thai background
When BLACKPINK appeared at the 33rd Golden Disc Awards, Lisa received some malicious comments about her outfit and visuals. Some of these malicious netizens even chose to attack Lisa on her Thai background, saying that she was just an average Thai woman who looked attractive due to Korean makeup.
BLINKs (BLACKPINK’s fandom) immediately showered Lisa with love and stood up to these malicious netizens.
3. Receiving death threats
Lisa once received death threats from anti-fans, who stated that they were going to harm Lisa at a concert.
Thankfully, BLINKs were able to get the attention of YG Entertainment.
We are taking our best efforts to ensure the safety of our artists and fans. We are also aware of this issue.
We will collect and review the evidence collected through our monitoring and also from fan tips, and take firm action with no leniency.
— YG Entertainment
4. Receiving rude comments from “fans” for “blocking” Jennie
A Chinese fansite was once filming the BLACKPINK members while they were doing radio promotions, and two “fans” received a lot of backlash from BLINKs due to their comments. In a now-deleted video, Lisa was trying to interact with these fans, but they just wanted the attention of Jennie.
The Chinese fansite was soon identified, and they released an apology. Despite the apology, a lot of BLINKs were still angered by the whole thing.
— ibiieso🐣 (@ibiieso) June 20, 2018