#RespectLisa trended around the world recently as BLINKs and others tweeted out their support for BLACKPINK Lisa who was on the receiving end of some hurtful comments. The comments were regarding her choice of outfit on the first day of the 33rd Golden Disc Awards
Some of the comments focused primarily on her Thai background and used that to shame her. In particular, they said that she was only attractive because of Korean makeup and underneath she was just an average Thai woman.
Outraged by these comments, BLINKs came out in force in support for Lisa.
— Kanchanaporn (@OpelStory) January 7, 2019
She doesn't at all deserve all these hatred, she came to your country at such a young age and learned and respected your language and cultures since then. Try to respect her too! That's truly horrible that still many people aren't out of shits like racism.#RespectLisa pic.twitter.com/EiSjSHcEmC
— 나얀 모니 살칼 (@Nayanskr5002) January 8, 2019
so Lisa from BlackPink, is being discriminated against for being Thailand . It's 2019, and this bullshit is still happening? racism is a horrible thing . STOP GUYS! she deserves so much better! #RespectLisa
— Nadhirah Ariffin (@missy1454) January 8, 2019
A Thai youth orchestra even made a tribute to BLACKPINK and Lisa to support her.
— Aszoenaut (@aszoenaut) January 7, 2019
GOT7’s BamBam was recently being interviewed by a Thai news source and he was asked about the Lisa Situation.
“Yes I heard the news! Actually, I am a friend of Lisa noona so I already contacted her to give my support. Actually, this issue isn’t a big deal because it originiated only from a few people, just like 10 people, so it won’t impact Lisa noona”.
“Because she more has people who love and support her. I’ve known Lisa noona since before debut so I know her well. She has a good heart, is cheerful and has a good attitute”
“Even if some people haven’t noticed that yet, time will prove her good heart and nature. Lisa noona knows about all the love and support, she asked me to say this to her fans, if I got a chance. She wanted to say thank you for all the love and support”
He was also asked if he had experienced any racism himself. He said that he and that it’s common for Thai idols but he just disregards it usually.
Everyone was overjoyed to hear such support from Lisa’s friend.
Stfu bambam was so ready to fight those haters if lisa told him she's not fine, u dont mess up with his best friend u fucker!!!
— Ann (@yourstrulisa) January 10, 2019
The fact that Lisa knows about the racism towards her really breaks my heart 😭😭😭 A big thank you to all the Thai celebrities who supports her and got her back esp. Mario and Bambam! 💓😭😭 #RespectLisa
— J A D E 🤙 (@swallalisaa) January 10, 2019
The level of support for Lisa was very touching.