BTS Seoul Concert Canceled Controversy

Group BTS eventually canceled a Seoul concert because of Corona19.

BTS agency Big Hit Entertainment (Big Hit) announced on April 28 through the ticket booking site Interpark that “BTS Map of the Soul Tour performance, which was scheduled to be held at the main stadium of Jamsil Stadium on April 11, 12, 18, and 19, Seoul-Seoul (MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR-SEOUL) ‘ has been canceled.’

Big Hit said, “The global spread of Corona 19 is unpredictable in the spread of infectious diseases, and the uncertainty of movement between countries, such as performance personnel and equipment, is increasing.” Considering the health and safety of 200,000 visitors and artists, this is an inevitable choice. And if the concert date is approached and canceled, the damages to overseas visitors, companies related to the performance, and staff could be increased. Therefore, it was inevitable that the cancellation was decided at this point, which is one month ahead of the performance schedule.

In addition, they hoped that fans would understand that the measures were taken after careful consideration in order to actively cooperate with the government’s guidelines for restraint of group events and the local government’s cultural and sports facilities. They uploaded on SNS, “We sincerely apologize for the cancellation of the news to our fans.”

As the infection of the Corona 19 region is in full swing, canceling BTS concerts is an inevitable choice. The infectious disease crisis alert has been upgraded to a serious stage. To prevent Corona19 from spreading throughout the community, the government is amending and enacting laws on collective events and various facilities.

Fans’ response to this has varied. There is a lot of disappointment, but there is a position to respect Big Hit’s decision. In particular, fans are opposed to disappointment that they have formalized cancellation rather than provisional delay.

The netizens say, “Can’t postpone tentatively. “It was difficult to win the lottery, but I hope you will be able to perform again after being quiet.”
  “Schedule problem is hard but too much” “I waited for only one BTS performance.

On the other hand, BTS released their regular 4th album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ on February 21 and has begun domestic activities.

skyalion@naver.com

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