South Korea is morning the death of many young people following the tragic incident that happened last night.
As previously reported, at least 151 people died in relation to the crowd surge incident that happened in Itaewon on October 29. More than 100,000 people gathered in Itaewon to celebrate the Halloween weekend on October 29, and due to a suspected overcrowding surge, many began to faint and many people died as a result of the incident.
The Prime minister of South Korea has since announced a national mourning period until November 5. Flags will be hoisted, and public officials and institution employees will wear ribbons. All non-urgent events will also be postponed as a result.
Following the news, EXO’s Chen postponed his upcoming album release, SM canceled its annual Halloween party and Jaejoong canceled his Japanese concerts hours before it was supposed to begin out of respect.
aespa’s Giselle upcoming birthday Instagram live has also been canceled. SM said, “GISELLE’s Birthday Instagram LIVE, which was scheduled today, has been cancelled. We ask for your understanding. Thank you.”
Furthermore, broadcast stations KBS, MBC, SBS, JTBC, and more have all canceled their original scheduled programs. Either re-runs or broadcasting of news regarding the event will air instead.
The 2022 Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) has also canceled its concert that was supposed to happen tonight.
Added to that, trot artists Jang Yoon Jung, Young Tak, and Hong Jin Young canceled their concerts originally scheduled for October 30 and expressed their condolences.
The upcoming press conference for “Curtain Call,” which was originally scheduled for October 31 at 2 p.m. KST, has been canceled. The first episode airs on October 31.
JTBC revealed through its social media that “The Empire” will not air today.
SBS’s “Inkigayo” has also canceled its broadcast today.
Once again, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.