More Apink members have publicly spoken about the recent issue raised by fans after watching Apink performance at the 2019 KBS Gayo Daechukjae.
Fans noticed that KBS cut off Apink performance and they couldn’t perform the outro, fans also had issues with the way Apink was treated at the award show in other areas as well, read about it here.
After the issue became public, fans trended the hashtag #JusticeForApink on twitter top worldwide trends demanding answers from KBS for disrespecting one of the most successful and senior groups present at their end-year show.
Naeun had previously posted the rest of the performance video they were supposed to close their performance with; Eunji took to Instagram to write,
“Hello. This is Jung Eunji.
I worried about what to say and decided to post this because our fans were sad and were comforting us with a thankful heart. I am aware that a lot of people work hard to create awesome performances at the end year festivals.
I’m always thankful to be on these stages. But to our fans who fill the audience, I will eagerly pray that stages of all the artists who prepare with their passion and effort will always be respected. Thank you again today to Pandas who cheered on Apink and all fans.
I hope you end the year warmly.”
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안녕하세요 정은지입니다. 많은 팬분들이 함께 속상해하시고 위로해주셔서 어떤말씀들 드릴까 고민하다 이렇게 글을 올립니다. 연말마다 성대한 무대들을 만들어내기위해 많은분들이 수고해주신다는걸 모르지 않습니다. 항상 감사히 무대에 오르고있구요. 하지만 관객석을 채워주시는 팬분들. 그 무대를 열정과 땀으로 준비해서 보여주시는 모든 아티스트 분들의 무대가 늘 존중받는 환경이 만들어지기를 간절히 기도하겠습니다. 오늘도 에이핑크를 응원해준 우리 판다들 그리고 여러 팬분들 모두 감사합니다. 따뜻한 연말되시길 바라겠습니다.
IU left a sweet comment on Eunji’s post, she wrote,
“Can’t even imagine how busy you were to prepare for the end year stage, and how hard you must’ve practiced. The waiting room must’ve been really cold too *sad emoji*”
Another Apink member, Chorong took to V Live to express her thoughts on the situation, she told fans she wanted to speak to them about today’s performance. Fans noticed how puffy her face seemed, because of that; she hid her face from the camera for most of the 10-minute broadcast while she spoke about her feelings of having KBS cut off their performance.
“We were performing as Apink for the first time in a long time but parts of it were a bit disappointing. The members were also very disappointed, and I thought fans would be disappointed too, so I decided to turn on V Live even though it’s late at night, because I thought it would be better for me to talk to you. I am sorry.”
You can check out the full performance and what she said here.
Apink is a group in their 9th year and has had one of the most successful girl groups comebacks of 2019, fans and nonfans thought it was very disappointing and ridiculous for KBS to treat the group like this. Fans continue to express their dissatisfaction with KBS through social media.
What do you think of this?