Hong Kong-born K-pop artist Jackson Wang ended his livestream on TikTok after fans continuously spent on “gifts” to be delivered to him. According to One Ahgase Got7’s tweet on 7 September, Wang terminated his TikTok live in less than a minute as he discovered supporters kept spending money for delivering Tiktok filters.
Wang has held a series of live broadcasts across his social media accounts, including Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Weibo, to promote his upcoming album MAGIC MAN.During the livestream, Wang was autographing posters for fans and decided to hold a live broadcast via Instagram to kill time. After a while, he decided to experiment with different social platforms.
When he was live broadcasting on TikTok, random filters were sent out and the celebrity asked the viewers where the filters came from. Once Wang found out fans were spending on “gifts” to deliver filters to him, he immediately turned off his livestream session. Wang then continued his livestream on Weibo and told users that he didn't want gifts, and asked his fans not to deliver paid filters again, according to Asia One.
On the other hand, former Miss Hong Kong Shirley Yeung has drawn some confusion and mixed reactions on social media users amid charging followers extra fees for having one-to-one conversation with her on Douyin.
The 43-year-old, who was crowned Miss Hong Kong in 2001, began charging during her livestream video on Douyin where she charged 8,888 doubi (about HK$1,484) for a five-minute conversation, according local news report such as HK01.Those who are interested in the offer are also required to explain why they wanted to speak to her before they get approval to enter the conversation.
Recently, Yeung was seen starting a live broadcast on Douyin, dressed in casual wear with delicate makeup. In the middle of the broadcast, some netizens discovered that there was a "paid connection" window in the lower right corner of Yeung's live broadcast room, stating that "Payment needed to connect for a limited time, but you need to pay 8888 Doucoin, the conversation is for five minutes, and you need to fill in the reason for applications."
(Photo courtesy: Jackson Wang's Instagram)
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