NUMEROUS fans came out to denounce online retailer Shopee’s meet-and-greet event with Blackpink, Thursday.
Apparently, the company failed to provide promised seats to fans who actually had to buy items from their store to earn the right.
Some alleged they were denied entry to the venue despite having already spent thousands, going on to criticize the gig as a “scam.”
Shopee was quick to issue an apology in an official statement. It read:
“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.”
Hours after the event, one of the members of the group, Lisa, posted on Instagram a photo of her with the caption: “Masaya akong makita kayong mga blinks (collective name for fans of the group).”
While others share her feeling, not a few continue to grumble.
Some are actually planning to boycott the online store while others were threatening to file a case against them. (RAMPADOR ALINDOG)