SHINee fans threaten to boycott group fan meetings, SM replies

SHINee fans threaten to boycott group fan meetings, SM replies

On May 27th, legendary group SHINee will hold their 15th anniversary fan meeting at “Everyday is SHINee Day: Piece of SHINE” at Kintex 7HALL.

In the announcement post, they shared, “Memory fragments from 15 years with SHINee and SHINee WORLD, we invite you to ‘Piece of SHINE’ to create another sparkling piece. »

SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

Only the fans showed their frustration about the fan meeting. First of all, the event schedule does not provide for elevated seats.

Because of this, the fans in the background cannot see the stage well.

SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

Although fans were excited to see the entire group following Taemin’s return from military service, they were disappointed to see the lack of preparation for the event.

A fan in this arrangement showed the view from the other end of the room.

SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

After seeing this, fans took to Twitter to show their frustration, accusing the company of disrespecting the band and fans despite being one of the agency’s iconic bands.

Additionally, some say that this type of place does not honor SHINee and its popularity.

SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

As a result, fans threatened a boycott of SM Entertainment if nothing was done to improve the conditions for fan meetings.

Fans ask SM to explain after seeing the venue. Also, despite the different quality of the seats, the ticket prices are all the same.

SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

The 1Is On May 12th, SM Entertainment gave fans a response regarding SHINee’s Fan Gathering.

The agency said: “We sincerely apologize for worrying fans ahead of the 15th anniversary of SHINee and SHINee World. »

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SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

SM further explained:

“Because the 15th anniversary of SHINee’s debut this year is a place where SHINee members can meet face-to-face with fans for the first time in quite some time, we have taken into account members’ schedules and when fans will attend and verify that the rental is a venue that can accommodate at least 5,000 people on weekends. »

SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

The agency continued:

“Although a venue had previously been planned, our rental was declined due to the venue’s sudden internal circumstances and we confirmed that the only venue that fit into our schedule was the Ilsan Korea International Exhibition Center. [KINTEX], so we ask for your understanding for the location of the fan meeting, which was inevitably designated as KINTEX. »

SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

The agency also addressed fan concerns about visibility and communication between SHINee and the public.

They announced plans to use moving carts, install screens, use layers to solve limited visibility, and offer a Beyond Live (live online streaming) option.

SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

However, this reaction did not convince the fans, who continued to protest and even sent protest trucks past SM.

Finally, on May 2nd, agency SM Entertainment published an article titled “SHINee Fan Meeting Change Information” about the fan community.

SHINee fans threaten to boycott the group's fan meeting, SM replies to K-Selection

According to the agency, SHINee FANMEETING 2023 Everyday is SHINeeDAY: Piece of SHINE, scheduled for May 27, will be postponed.

replied SM “We are awaiting a response after confirming the new location. We will inform you as soon as the location and the detailed program are fixed. »

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After all, the fans hope for a fan meeting under better conditions.

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