Chinese social media service Weibo indefinitely suspended BLACKPINK Lisa‘s account on November 1st. The platform cited “violations of the Weibo Community Agreement regulations” as the reason for the account’s closure.
Speculation arose that Weibo’s decision was triggered by Lisa’s recent cabaret performance, which raised concerns about decency and adherence to the China Performing Arts Association’s guidelines. This association strictly prohibits behaviors such as gaming, drug use, violence, and promoting explicit performances.
Notably, Angela Baby, a prominent Chinese celebrity, faced criticism for attending Lisa’s French cabaret performances, resulting in her scenes being edited out of a drama she was starring in.
Lisa’s controversial performance was part of the Crazy Horse Show, which ran for five shows over three days starting on September 28th. Although the show is considered one of the top three cabaret shows in Paris, France, it has faced ongoing criticism for its perceived sexual objectification. Consequently, Lisa’s participation in the show generated heated discussions among K-pop fans.
It’s worth mentioning that Lisa’s performance involved her being covered, in contrast to other dancers at the Crazy Horse show.