Blackpink's Lisa suspended from Weibo over burlesque performance
Lisa of girl group Blackpink had her Weibo account suspended after appearing in five “Crazy Horse” performances last September in Paris.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Lisa's official Weibo account @lalalalisa_m could not be searched on Weibo, according to a CNN report on Wednesday. Weibo is one of China's largest social media platforms used by many K-pop stars to promote themselves.
Accounts of other Blackpink members — Jisoo, Jennie and Rose — are still searchable.
“Blackpink star Lisa’s Chinese social media page on Weibo appears to have been taken down, weeks after she performed a burlesque routine in Paris that sparked a huge debate on China’s tightly regulated internet,” read the CNN report.
In fact, searching for the account only brings up a notification that reads, “The account is no longer accessible due to complaints of violations of laws and regulations and the relevant provisions of the Weibo Community Convention.”
“It is not clear what types of complaint she has received but China’s web companies routinely suspend or remove pages that breach the country’s myriad censorship rules —- or that simply generate too much controversy,” CNN said.
The “Crazy Horse” burlesque show is one of the most esteemed performances of its kind along with “Moulin Rouge” and “Lido Champagne Show,” but is often criticized by Asian audiences of a more conservative taste for the nudity of its female performers.
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