Why Are Thai Netizens Being Punished For Sharing BLACKPINK Lisa’s Whiskey Ads? Find Out Here!
As per recent reports, a government official from Thailand has been assigned to investigate citizens who post and share BLACKPINK Lisa's whiskey advertisements with Chivas Regal.
Lisa was recently chosen as the Brand Ambassador for Chivas Regal blended Scotch whiskey adding more prestige to the BLACKPINK member. Furthermore, Chivas Regal launched their "I Rise, We Rise" campaign with the K-pop idol, and BLACKPINK's Lisa shared that the brand's values align with her own.
"After being on such a huge personal journey and hustling over the past few years, I want to inspire people to elevate themselves. It was a no-brainer to partner with Chivas, as their values are so closely aligned with my own, plus I've always been a whiskey fan," BLACKPINK's Lisa shared.
Following this, netizens and BLINKs (the fandom name of BLACKPINK) began sharing Lisa's Chivas Regal advertisements. But it seems as though not all fans are seamlessly sharing the advertisements as fans in Thailand coil face fines or be jailed for sharing Lisa's ads.
As per media sites, the Office of the Alcohol Control Committee is considering taking action towards those who post and share BLACKPINK Lisa's advertisements for Chivas Regal.
The director of the Office of the Alcohol Control Committee Niphon Chinanonthawes was assigned by the Department of Disease Control to investigate anyone who propagates the forbidden images on social media.
It should be known that it is illegal to advertise alcohol and show it in media in Thailand. Netizens and BLACKPINK Lisa fans who break this law could be fined up to 500,000 baht (which is around $15,000 USD), sentenced to one year in jail, or maybe even both.