Why Red Velvet Fans Poorly Received SBS Apology Regarding Wendy’s Serious Injuries At 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon


A couple of hours ago, it was revealed that Red Velvet Wendy sustained serious injuries after falling from the stage during rehearsals for 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon.

She sustained injuries to her face and fractures in her pelvis and wrist on the right side of her body. Some of these injuries will require up to a couple of months for a full recovery, this happened two days after Red Velvet successful comeback, the girls were set to promote their comeback but SM Entertainment revealed they will explain what will happen to their promotions when everything becomes more clear.

SBS released an apology after fans trended hashtags demanding an apology on Twitter, however, their apology was poorly received.

Here is the translation of SBS apology:

“On December 25, there was an unfortunate incident during rehearsals for 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon that led to Red Velvet’s Wendy sustaining injuries.

We sincerely apologize to the fans and viewers because Red Velvet is unable to make it to the live performance of the show.

We hope Red Velvet Wendy will get well soon, and SBS will pay special attention to safety management in the future.”

Fans didn’t like how the apology was directed at fans rather than Wendy herself who suffered greatly due to the poor precautions SBS took. Some fans who asked staff of the event reported that other idols refused to perform at that specific stage where Wendy fell. SBS is being heavily criticized for their apology by both K-netizens and international fans.

Here are some of their thoughts:

Do you think SBS apology was enough?