BLACKPINK‘s Lisa has recently been in the spotlight among the Chinese media due to rumors claiming that she is being discriminated in Korea.
Keywords relating to Lisa such as “Lisa is discriminated in Korea,” “Lisa no-makeup face” and “let’s protect Lisa” have been on the search lists of various Chinese social media and web portals including Weibo.
The comments that angered the netizens attacked Lisa and her Thai background, saying that she was only attractive because of Korean makeup and underneath she was just an average Thai woman.
After seeing negative comments about Lisa on a Korean web portal, Chinese netizens have been voicing criticism against the K-netizens, calling them “crayfish” (slang term used to describe those who don’t see and listen to others) and mocking them for groundless claims.
They have joined in on protecting Lisa from these malicious attacks and “respecting Lisa.”
In fact, the hashtag #RespectLisa has been trending among international BLINKs for some time now. Numerous fans and even GOT7‘s BamBam have been defending her against these hateful attacks.
Thai actor Mario Maurer also left a comment of support and encouragement on Lisa’s Instagram post.
Fans have also continued to show their support for Lisa and demand a stop to the hurtful remarks.
— 💕𝔑𝔦𝔞💕 (@_sincerely_nia) January 31, 2019
#respectlisa plz respect Lisa, a talent sweet gorgeous hard-working angel.
— Cherylcactus (@CherylHuang2) January 31, 2019
I might not be a Blink but I have to say this, please respect Lisa. She is a very amazing girl, she is also very interesting. Please stop bashing her for her looks. She works very hard. We should all love and support her. Stop bashing this lovely maknae of Blackpink.#respectlisa pic.twitter.com/dLWVF8VOaE
— Tabassum (@Tabassu68767041) January 30, 2019
Just because she's not korean it doesn't mean that y'all can talk shit abt her and she doesn't deserve all this hate…..she's just a girl apart from home to make her dream come true…It's 2019 guys so please #respectlisa @lalaIalisaa_m
— shiki (@Oishiki4) January 26, 2019
#RespectLisa I don't know why anyone would treat Lisa like this. She is beautiful, cheerful and kind.“all men are created equal”, I hope that lisa can receive the respect ,and we all love Lisa, we will always be with Lisa.♥️ pic.twitter.com/GwvWEEcywa
— Yeeranna_ (@r15HB6byNlqcFqD) January 31, 2019