Unluckily, it’s the biggest reason that this fansite got done!
Well, let me get this straight. To gear up for this special event, Jimin Bar has been conducting the “Customized Airplane Project” which is a crowdfunding project to promote the male idol’s image on ̾k̾o̾r̾e̾an airplanes.
And you guys know what? Within 1 short hour, the fansite raised about 2.3 million yuan, over 356 thousand dollars. Wow, how insane the number is!
Perhaps, this fansite thought that their customized airplane project will only take place in South ̾k̾o̾r̾e̾a, which will be unrelated to ċḧïńä’s airlines, so they boldly launched such large crowdfunding.
Unfortunately, this excessive amount of money was noticed and penalized in the blink of an eye. Accordingly, an announcement by Weibo delivered the verdict on Jimin Bar’s project:
“We immediately banned the account JIMIN_JMC (also known as Jimin Bar) from posting for 60 days and deleted the related Weibo posts. Weibo is strictly against the irrational support of celebrities, and is ready to take serious actions.”
This comes in line with the recent measures by Chinese authorities to clamp down on what they are calling “irrational” fan activity.
Well, the Jimin Bar incident is considered the first shot of these “Measures To Clean Up Fandom Chaos” because Weibo has become even more aggressive in sweeping the fansites of other Kpop idols.
Following Jimin’s case, this platform officially announced to suspend other 21 fansites dedicated to various famous Kpop artists for 30 days due to irrational star-chasing behavior.
According to the formal statement, Weibo firmly opposes such irrational star-chasing behavior and will deal with it seriously, and promises to promote moderate star-chasing activities and regulate community order.
This news literally shook the whole Kpop world as it’s the first time in history that Weibo has made such a drastic decision to closely control fan clubs’ activities.
And you guys must be ѕнσ¢кed to the core when checking the lists of the 21 fansites of the Kpop artists which have been suspended for 30 days.
All of them belong to leading Kpop idols who have huge fans all over the world:
BLACKPINK Lisa. THE WIND (another fansite of Lisa). BLACKPINK Rosé. SNSD Kim Taeyeon. IU. Group BTS. BTS RM. BTS J-Hope. BTS Jin. Group NCT. NCT Jaehyun. NCT Jaemin. NCT Mark. NCT Taeyong. Red Velvet Seulgi. Group EXO, EXO Oh Sehun. ChanBaek (fandom of Chanyeol and Baekhyun), GOT7 Mark Tuan. WINNER Mino. and lastly, IZ*ONE Jang Wonyoung.
Well, among them, I’m quite worried about Lisa’s Chinese fansite because you know, Lisa’s first solo debut will officially be released in the next 3 days.
Meanwhile, Chinese fans are the main source of revenue for the album LALISA.
It’s reported that right before the official debut date, her fansites donated over 9 million yuan, over 1.4 million dollars.
Sadly, with this strict regulation, it seems to be difficult for these fans to support their idol as much as they can.
Up to now, 22 fansites including Jimin’s one have been temporarily banned from Weibo. However, seems like there will be more names called out in the upcoming time.
Which idols do you think will be the next casualty of ċḧïńä’s crackdown on celebrity culture? Just keep tuned with us to get the hottest updates.
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