Blackpink celebrated its fifth anniversary recently and was showered with massive number of gifts from its fans.
On Tuesday (Oct 12), the K-pop group’s talent agency released a statement saying that Blackpink will no longer be accepting fan gifts from Oct 12 onwards.
As reported by Korean portals, the statement reads: “After the Blackpink members carefully debated for a long time over the issue of the fan support and gifts that their fans have poured their hearts into preparing all these years, we are making this difficult announcement.
“We will respectfully no longer be accepting any fan support or mailed gifts that fans prepare to celebrate Blackpink’s special occasions, such as anniversaries (the group’s debut anniversary, solo debut anniversaries, or birthdays), broadcasts (music shows, radio shows, or variety shows), or concerts (snacks, celebratory wreaths).”
It further stated that while all four members are grateful for the gifts and fan support, they’d rather if the gifts were channelled to places where they are more needed.
Members Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa are still OK with receiving fan letters. But any mailed gifts or delivered packages will “either be returned or thrown away”.
Blackpink has found global success with many of its songs and music videos such as Kill This Love and How You Like That.
Three of its members (Jennie, Rose and Lisa) have also found additional fame with their respective solo works. Meanwhile, Jisoo is set to make her first lead role as an actress in the upcoming K-drama Snowdrop.