He relayed a message he received from her
15 Jan 2019 - 9:58 AM  UPDATED 15 Jan 2019 - 9:58 AM

BLACKPINK's Lisa recently faced racist comments from online netizens criticising her appearance at the 33rd Golden Disk Awards.

The racism directed towards her became a major talking point in her home country of Thailand, and during a round of interviews with Thai press recently, GOT7's BamBam spoke out on the issue.

BamBam and Lisa are childhood friends, and he said that he'd reached out to her after the news. As a fellow Thai idol in K-pop, he relates to the issue and says he's also faced racism throughout his career as an idol.

Speaking to the press, BamBam said: "Actually I'm friends with Lisa, so I already contacted her to give my support... this issue isn't a big deal because it originated from only a few people,  just like 10 people, so it won't impact Lisa because she has more people who love and support her. I've known Lisa since before debut so I know her well. She's good at heart, cheerful and has a good attitude... She asked me to say this to her fans if I get the chance - she wants to thank you for all of the love and support."

He added that she was doing well and that he'd be buying her a meal the next time they're both in Korea.

When asked if he'd ever been subject to similar racism, he replied: "It's usual for Thai idols (to face this), but in the case of Lisa, it's maybe so mean, but I have too. I just disregard it... I received a lot of attacking comments when I was a rookie but nowadays it's okay, it's like people are more open-minded towards me."

You can watch the full interview below.


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