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.
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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.
blinks, the owner of the MQQN cafe in which lisa had her photoshoot sexually objectified her on facebook. this is beyond unacceptable and that pervert must be punished. this is why men are trash #มูนคาเฟ่ชั้นต่ํา pic.twitter.com/MiH0bagZq6
— ° ◡̈ (@lilibotc) January 2, 2020
No one is really talking about this and I don’t understand why? Idc if you’re a blink or not This is a serious issue, Lisa was sexually assaulted and all she did was go to a cafe, these crazy assholes are trying to buy the Edge of the table, the couch she sat on, the toilet seat- pic.twitter.com/SAvAh9BAqJ
— J ⁷ (@bunnywxzz) January 3, 2020
the owner & his friends talked the dirty joke about all stuffs that Lisa touch & used when she visited the cafe last day, like”We(mqqn cafe)open bid for the sofa she sit & also hv some hair in the toilet but not sure which one is her” that make TH blink disappointed n pissed off!
— (@Itsmeyada) January 2, 2020
The caption is that s/o inbox him and offered 100k THB for a sofa which Lisa sat at the cafe. And some of his friends said like he wanted to buy toilet lid if Lisa used the toilet and even mentioned about the public hair. I know this is a joke btw friends but it’s way too much 🙁
— Fahsai (@JuniusP1) January 2, 2020
I’m Thai so I understand full well what that cafe owner talked about Lisa and DISGUSTING is an understatement. They even talked about selling the toilet cover she sat on with “her things” on it how is that not the grossing thing? People who dare to joke about this are really sick
— Wondering Around just to get close to y(o)u l งืม (@gonewiththevin) January 4, 2020
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.