A cafe in Thailand was forced to suspend operations amid a fiery backlash in response to its attempt to sell a toilet seat allegedly used by BLACKPINK member Lisa during a recent visit to their premises.
On Jan. 1, Lisa posted photos from her visit to MQQN Cafe
, based in Bangkok, on her Instagram page.
The owner of the cafe took to Facebook shortly after to announce that someone had offered him 100,000 Thai baht ($3,300) for the toilet seat the idol had used.
The owner noted that he was dissatisfied with the offer and added, “We also have the glass and the spoon she used too.”
To make matters worse, prospective buyers reportedly offered to buy other articles the 22-year-old had touched, such as leftovers, napkins and the couch she sat on.
“I offer you a car for the toilet lid that Lisa used in the restroom and if there had her pubic hair I will leave you a land where is [sic] located [along] Silom line,”
one wrote, according to Allkpop
The cafe owner’s attempt to rake in cash out of Lisa’s brief visit immediately sent Blinks — or BLACKPINK fans — into an outrage, with many calling to boycott the cafe.
The cafe owner has already deleted his original post and released an apology addressing Lisa and everyone who got involved.
“I apologize for my bad posts. Sorry to Lisa and everyone involved. I accept all criticism. We all love Lisa. I’m sorry for what happened,”
the owner said, according to the South China Morning Post
It’s unclear if MQQN Cafe has re-opened.