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K-pop idols are now “banned” from using THIS? Here’s what happened

K-pop idols are now “banned” from using THIS?  Here’s what happened

Following the accident in Itaewon, fans are confused by THIS sudden “ban” from K-pop. What happened?

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K-pop idols are now “banned” from using THIS? Here’s what happened

After the tragic panic in Itaewon, the South Korean government announced a national mourning period until November 5, which resulted in many events, performances and shows being canceled or postponed.

That day, November 4, was the sixth day since the Itaewon disaster, and the grief of the people continues. However, in the midst of that K-pop fandoms express divided views after numerous K-pop idols failed to show up on paid communication platforms after the crowd surge in Itaewon.

Thanks to this, fans are convinced that K-pop idols have been banned from using paid communication platforms such as Bubble and the Universe.

K-pop idols are now

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K-pop idols are now “banned” from using THIS? Here’s what happened

In particular, Bubble is a paid fan messaging platform that provides a service that allows fans to pay 4,900 winnings per month to talk to their favorite artists. Currently, many agencies, including SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment, have signed contracts with Bubble.

As a result, many artists such as NCT, Stray Kids, NMIXX, aespa and Jeon Somi who are the agency’s artists take part in it.

The same goes for Universe, another paid communication platform. In Universe, artists can read fan messages and press “hearts”, so VIVIZ Umji communicates with “hearts” rather than sending messages to fans.

As a result, some fans are upset that agencies or the platforms themselves are not publishing an official statement as to whether idols are currently not allowed to use the aforementioned paid platforms.

K-pop idols are now

(Photo: SM Entertainment (News1))

The affected fandoms emphasized that they deserved an explanation as to why K-pop stars are not sending messages because they have specially paid for the service to receive updates from their favorite idols.

  • “The artists initially sent us messages every day, but they haven’t come up since the accident.”
  • “I’m really frustrated because I want to communicate with artists.”

K-pop idols are now

(Photo: JYP Entertainment (Insight))

On the other hand, there are fans who have chosen to be more understanding and have expressed that it cannot be a ban as other artists are still sending messages and the idols themselves have decided to take a break from sending messages regarding the victims of the tragedy.

  • “Maybe they’re reading the messages we sent them.”
  • “You even need to send a” Have a nice day “message.
  • “Better not to show up or they’ll be criticized.”

The entertainment industry joins the national mourning for the victims of the Itaewon disaster

The entertainment clock stopped for a moment in the gloomy atmosphere. As of October 30, three terrestrial broadcasters, MBC, SBS and KBS, as well as major entertainment shows and drama on general channels have been canceled, while OTT (Online Video Service) platforms such as Netflix “The Fabulous” have also been postponed for promotion and new work.


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The same goes for the music industry. Singers Jung Eunji, Yong Joon Hyung, EXO Chen, Jang Yoon Jung, Young Tak, Jang Minho, Baek Jiyoung, G-Soul and others joined in their condolences, delaying the release of the new album and canceling the show.

The group of SEVENTEEN idols participated in the 9th edition of the E-Daily Culture Awards, which took place on November 2 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Jongnog, Seoul, but did not perform.

It was meant to express condolences over the Itaewon disaster, but fans who bought tickets to SEVENTEEN also expressed their disappointment.

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Written by Eunice Dawson.


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