With all the spotlight focusing on NCT and WayV member Lucas (real name Wong Yuk Hei, 黃旭熙) after his alleged cheating and gas-lighting scandals dominated the headlines, the past week has been a dramatic one for him.
Immediately after the accusations came to light, it was then revealed that the idol’s biggest bar (fan site) in China has officially shut down as of 24th August 2021. Not much has been discussed about the reason behind its sudden closing, until new information began surfacing earlier this week.
On 30th August (Monday), a former admin of the Lucas Bar fan site took to Weibo to share a long post which details the creation of the bar, its atmosphere, as well as some info about its management. The Lucas Bar was created in 2018 by several fans of the idol. In the statement, it is alleged that a group member who quietly did her tasks was targeted by the others who weren’t doing their job.
This in turn led to the poor results of Lucas’s promotions and support projects. Later, an election was conducted to select “more famous fans”, and the old management was eventually replaced with a new one. However, it is said that they allegedly joined the team for their personal gain. The members wanted to make a name for themselves rather than focus on contributing to Lucas’ projects.
The Weibo user then revealed that the management was apparently not interested in Lucas. One member who disliked Lucas became in charge of the Lucas Bar and would not provide their support to the “Jopping” jam-maker, but instead, would favour their other favourite male celeb.
They further stated that when it was time to promote the Hong Kong idol, such as birthday projects, solo activities, among others, the Lucas Bar would do the bare minimum, while the smaller Chinese bars would provide more contributions. Not only that, loyal members in the Lucas Bar were eventually dismissed by the “disloyal management.”
The ex admin stated that they used Lucas’s donation funds from members to purchase promotions and to support their other favourite male celebrities and not Lucas. When fans took notice of this and asked for their money back, the management ignored them and even attempted to gaslight them.
Another smaller Lucas fan base later merged with the big Lucas Bar. But still, things got worse as more and more money were taken from Lumis (Lucas’ individual fandom name) with the album purchases. To add insult to the injury, the merger didn’t even bother to respond when the members asked for their money back!
The former admin further claimed that the Lucas Bar owed a lot of money to fans of the 22-year-old idol. So, they launched an “aid program,” which aimed to provide “financial aid” to their members, when in actual fact, it was a scheme to cover up the money they took away from them.
They stated that immediately after Lucas allegations were released, the Lucas Bar ceased its operation using that as a way out of paying back the money owed to its members. Plus, they even accused the anti-Lucas management started the rumours, in order for it to blow up on social media. They even used that as an excuse to shut down the site to get out of restitution while distorting and ruining Lucas’s image.
Not long after the ex-admin came up with their post, several other members of the now-defunct Lucas Bar and also C-Lumis have since come forward to shed some more light on the circulating allegations. Here are some of the (translated) receipts provided by them: