The expensive gift given by Chinese fans to Sakura (IZ*ONE) on her birthday is receiving a lot of attention.
The Chinese fans reportedly gifted Sakura with an expensive ring, the Joséphine Amour d’Aigrette solitaire in platinum, set with a 1-carat brilliant-cut diamond and paved with brilliant-cut diamonds. The ring sells for 27.6 million KRW (~$24,436) on the Chaumet website.
In addition to the sky-high price, the gift also attracts special attention by the attached message: “Don’t get married to anyone who proposes to you with a cheaper ring than the one we gave you.”
There were various reactions to the gift. While some netizens were impressed with the gift some said the gift was too much. Netizens commented, “That’s awesome,” “The ring is so expensive,” “They’re basically telling her not to get married,” “Her fans are pretty cool lol,” “They’re proposing to her basically, lol,” “I like what they said, they’re pretty cool,” “You could buy a car with that money…” “Wow, but it doesn’t mean rich men are always good and poor men are always bad though…”, “That’s so crazy”…
Besides, there are also controversial opinions about whether idols should receive expensive gifts from fans: “Personally, I would never have received these gifts from fans, if I were a superstar. First, I want to tell the fans to spend money on something more important in my name (like helping children, etc.), and second – and more importantly – receiving expensive gifts. This gives the fans power and gives them the feeling that they are somehow in control. of idols”…
Another opinion shows that many idols enjoy receiving luxury gifts from fans, even actively requesting gifts from fans without thinking of the consequences. The fans who generously spend money on idols are often too aggressive. Some people try to take control of idols’ private life and easily get mad when idols get dating rumors.