- Shopee Philippines is now under fire for allegedly scamming Filipino BLACKPINK fans
- Reports claim that some fans who spent a huge amount of money to see the South Korean girl group were denied entry into the event area
- The online retailer immediately issued an apology for what happened
Shopee Philippines is currently under fire for allegedly scamming BLACKPINK's Pinoy fans who attended their meet-and-greet in Manila yesterday.
According to reports, the online retailer denied entry on the day of the event to fans who spent huge amounts just to see the South Korean girl group face-to-face.
KAMI learned from ABS-CBN News that there have been a number of complaints against Shopee for making a false advertisement.
Shopee reportedly organized the event with the promise to provide seats for customers who would purchase items from their online store.
Meanwhile, the top 40 spenders from the website were promised autographs from the BLACKPINK members.
The company immediately issued a public apology to the people who were affected by the incident. In a statement, Shopee said:
"All of us at Shopee would like to sincerely apologize to users and fans of Shopee and Blackpink for the issues involving the Shopee x Blackpink meet-and-greet today in Manila.
The event fell short of the high standards that Shopee users and Blackpink fans expect, and we hear our community’s feedback loud and clear.
Although we took immediate steps as soon as we discovered our errors to ensure the rightful winners of our contest could claim their prizes, we know that the entire process caused confusion, disappointment, and upset for many Shopee users and Blackpink fans.
We are reaching out to all those affected by this issue, and we are also taking steps to ensure that such an incident does not occur again in the future."
Angry fans posted about what happened on Twitter. See what some of them said below:
YG Entertainment first announced that Jennie will be making her first solo debut on October 2018. Blackpink was first introduced to the public in 2016 and performed numerous hit songs such as “BOOMBAYAH” and “DDU-DU DDU-DU.”
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