Lisa, ‘Onstage Adult Content’ Fans Express Concerns About Her Performance at the Folies Bergère “Do We Really Need This?”
BLACKPINK’s Lisa is set to take the stage at the renowned French cabaret ‘Folies Bergère’ in Paris, and fans are expressing their concerns about this upcoming performance.
Lisa is scheduled to perform at ‘Folies Bergère’ on the 28th and 29th of this month, making her the first K-pop idol to grace the stage of the iconic cabaret. In preparation for this event, Lisa departed from Incheon Airport on the 24th to make her way to Paris.
While fans are eagerly anticipating what kind of performance Lisa will deliver, there has been growing concern and discussion among fans about ‘Folies Bergère.’ ‘Folies Bergère’ is a cabaret that originated in 1951, founded by avant-garde artist Alain Bernardin. At the time, ‘Folies Bergère’ became known for its sexual performance shows and established its venue on Paris’s Champs-Élysées. The cabaret has garnered immense attention from stars like Steven Spielberg, Beyoncé, and Christina Aguilera.
Although it is one of the top three shows representing Paris alongside Moulin Rouge and Lido, ‘Folies Bergère’ has been embroiled in controversy over sexual objectification due to provocative costumes and art-nude shows featuring female dancers. This has led to debates about whether it’s obscenity or art. When ‘Folies Bergère’ performed in South Korea in 2015, the provocative scenes in their show led the Korean Media Rating Board to classify it as “Restricted for Youth.” The stringent physical standards that aspiring dancers must meet to perform at ‘Folies Bergère’ have also shocked many, as they are known for being quite explicit.
Concerned comments regarding Lisa include questions like, “Isn’t she solidifying her image as overly sexy?” and “Is it really necessary for Lisa to participate in this performance?” However, there are also positive discussions speculating that Lisa may undergo a transformation and showcase a new side of herself that fans have not seen before.”