After Lisa’s Thai friend – Sorn left CLC and CUBE, many Lisa fans hoped that she would make the same decision.
According to information announced by CUBE on November 16, Sorn decided not to renew the contract after a period of discussion. Sorn is also officially no longer a member of CLC. Thus, among the 3rd generation Thai idols working in Kpop, Sorn is the 2nd person to leave the company after GOT7’s Bambam.
On Twitter, many fans are also expecting Lisa (BLACKPINK) to leave YG after her best friend Sorn’s departure from the group. Many fans are expecting Lisa to make the same decision, thinking that “Lisa deserves better treatment at another company”.
These fans believe that YG has held back too much of Lisa’s growth potential, and treated her unfairly for many years. Fans affirmed that Lisa when at YG was “like a full-time prisoner”, and wished that she would soon be free like Sorn.
In October, Lisa’s fan-only community was also triggered by rumors that YG had treated the Thai female idol unfairly. It all began when BVLGARI’s CEO expressed regret for not being able to work with Lisa while she was in France. Many people have pointed out that the maknae’s solo promotions and personal schedules are significantly less than those of the other members of BLACKPINK.
In order to claim justice for Lisa, fans pushed the hashtag asking YG to let the female idol work, unsubscribed from BLACKPINK’s YouTube channel, even her biggest fan station in China announced to stop buying the group’s albums.
When Lisa achieved an unexpected feat with the b-side song MONEY, fans chastised YG for failing to provide adequate promotion for the female idol. Many fans cheered for boycotting YG and advised Lisa to leave the company to pursue a solo career. BLACKPINK’s contract with YG will expire in 2023. Many of Lisa’s only fans hope that the group’s contract will expire soon and Lisa will refuse to renew, allowing her to become a “free” idol who can do whatever she wants.