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“Strict Lisa” is now trending on the internet. How can it be?
The maknae (youngest member) of Blackpink, Lisa, has been praised for having multi-talents. She is not only physically attractive with her fresh-face and perfect body; Blackpink Lisa is also a fashion icon and a good photographer, as proven by her photobook “0327”. Moreover, she is well-known for her dancing ability, which many aspiring KPop idols look up to.
Her abilities might be the reason why she is chosen to be a resident dance coach on Chinese survival TV Show Youth With You. The multilingual KPop idol is one of the dance coaches together with Cai Xukun (mainland Chinese singer, dancer, and rapper), Ella Chen (Taiwanese singer-actress), and Jony J (mainland Chinese pop singer).
Youth With You Program
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《青春有你2》全体训练生集合！时间定格，初心不变，无论是遗憾离开还是继续前行，都要满怀热情，始终坚信：多远都可以到达！在不同的路上，各自闪闪发光吧！ #iQIYI #青春有你 #YouthWithYou #蔡徐坤 #caixukun #KUN #차이쉬쿤 #ช่ายสวี่คุน All the trainees of #YouthWithYou gathered. Whether leaving with regrets or charging ahead, keep your passion and always have faith: We’ll get there, no matter how far! Let’s continue shining on different paths of life!
There are 109 female trainees competing in Youth With You for an opportunity to join a forthcoming nine-member project group. This Chinese survival TV show is already in its second season and has been aired since the beginning of March. You can watch this show on IQIYI every Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Beijing Time.
Pros and Cons from Blackpink Lisa Straightforwardness
“I won’t be soft-hearted. They have to learn how to endure this pressure. If they simply let these problems pass them by, what’s the point of coming on this show?”Blackpink Lisa
Most of KPop fans know Blackpink Lisa as a sweet-natured and cheerful person. In the Chinese survival TV show Youth With You, Blackpink Lisa shows another side of her that we never knew. We expect to hear positive comments, or she will sugar-coat her comments on the trainees. Conversely, it is quite surprising for the KPop fans to see how straightforward and professional this 23-year-old KPop female idol is. Blackpink Lisa’s straightforwardness creates pros and cons.
How strict Blackpink Lisa on the trainees
In the recent episode, Lisa signaled to the staff to cut the music when one group of trainees danced. The group of trainees said that they had practiced their dance before their performance. However, Lisa found out several things were wrong since the start and was unhappy. Once the music was stopped, she directly pointed out their mistakes on such a simple move. “I don’t have any comments. You didn’t do this (move) right. All of you. This is so easy. Why can’t you just do it right?” Lisa said to the group of trainees.
Not only once, but Lisa was also tough on participants from other groups who made the wrong moves. Even though the trainees have apologized, Lisa was not soft-hearted on her. Lisa said, “You don’t have to be sorry to me. You have to be sorry to your friends. If you can’t dance it right, I won’t give you a pass. If someone doesn’t get it right, the others will have to redo the whole routine again.”
The keyword “Strict Lisa” has been trending on Weibo.
Some Chinese netizens do not agree on how Blackpink Lisa treated the trainees. They said that Lisa is intimidating, strict, and even rude. Not only that, but one also uttered that she was “kinda lost respect for Lisa” for Lisa being “way too harsh.” Another netizen said that Lisa was “making a big deal” on such a simple move “when it’s only practice.”
However, many other netizens came to Lisa’s defense. One of Weibo users respected the strict Lisa, “I’m speechless at Lisa as a mentor. She doesn’t miss a single detail and even tells herself not to be soft-hearted. She’s no doubt the top female idol!”
Other fans are also supportive on Twitter. Here are some of their thoughts:
Lisa isn’t sugarcoating anything, she encourages you but she also scolds you when you need to improve. She explains things to you and shows you how. Lisa’s doing a great job here and doesn’t deserve haters twisting things into a negative narrative tbh.. pic.twitter.com/IyNEw5TG5E— Lalisa’s legend ⁰³²⁷ 💛💫 (@atari327) April 5, 2020
people saying lisa is “rude” do you even know what the show’s purpose is?? they need to be the best of the best to debut and the standards lisa is setting for them is the same intensity that she trained in, y’all really mad that she’s doing her job???— j (@lsdoII) April 5, 2020
It’s cute how the trainees want to earn Lisa’s recognition and want to impress her 🥺🥺— ʟᴍ ⁰³²⁷ (@lalisasmole) April 7, 2020
she’s obviously a role model to many of them and they respect her as a dancer and mentor @ygofficialblink
This show really brought out a side of Lisa we didn’t know existed; something entirely else. I think her strictness comes from the culmination of her hardwork and training, she’s definitely not f ucking around when dancing is involved. 💀🔥 pic.twitter.com/gogb8D2g5q— ᴀʀᴄʜɪ 벥 ⁰³²⁷ (@surrealalisa) April 5, 2020
Netizens make jokes about the “Strict Lisa”
Blackpink Lisa does not only critique the dancing. She also commented on trainees’ stage presence. Like in recent episodes, she asked one trainee to smile, “And I told you to smile. Why didn’t you smile? I told you to smile, but you just ignored my word, and you just…”
This scene makes creative fans came up with ideas to make funny clips spread over the internet. Check some of them out!