BLACKPINK’s Lisa faces backlash over Crazy Horse performance

BLACKPINK member Lisa is facing backlash from some fans over her upcoming performance at Paris’ infamous Crazy Horse cabaret. The Parisian cabaret recently announced that the star will perform five exclusive shows later this month. This makes Lisa the first-ever K-pop idol to grace its stage.

She joins the roster of renowned musicians who have previously performed at Crazy Horse. This includes Arielle Dombasle, Conchita Wurst, Pamela Anderson, Dita Von Teese, and Beyoncé.

Fans voice their disappointment

Founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin, Crazy Horse achieved notoriety for its avant-garde performances by nude female dancers. Since then, the venue has included more conventional musical and dance performances, alongside its classic nude shows.

This has led some fans, particularly those based in China, to express disappointment over Lisa’s decision to perform there. They left comments on her Instagram account, saying that it is “inappropriate” for a K-pop idol with a large following of young fans.

BLACKPINK's Lisa faces backlash over Crazy Horse performance
Lisa at BLACKPINK’s Born Pink show in Macau. – @lalalalisa_m

Some of the comments include:

  • “World-class idols have countless teenage fans, and yet they perform at a strip club.”
  • “Fans often complain about stylists for dressing them provocatively, but the idols themselves go dance at strip clubs in barely-there outfits.”
  • “Being sexy and confident is fine, but having a top idol perform at a place like Crazy Horse is not acceptable!”

Several of Lisa China-based fan accounts have also shut down as a sign of protest.

Others defend Lisa’s right to perform

Other fans have defended Lisa, saying that she is a grown woman who is free to do what she wants. They also point out that Crazy Horse is no longer a traditional “strip club”. Rather, it is a burlesque venue that is known for its artistic performances.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to support Lisa’s performance is up to each individual fan. However, it is important to remember that she is a talented artist who is simply trying to further her career.

Lisa will perform at the Crazy Horse on George V in Paris, France, on Sept 28 to 30, 2023. Tickets for all five shows are already sold out, with prices starting from €250 (US$267).

Prior to that, Lisa and her BLACKPINK groupmates will wrap up their Born Pink world tour in Seoul on Sept 17.

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