KUALA LUMPUR: Popular K-Pop group Got7 recently experienced an unfortunate incident at an airport in Qingdao, China.
According to Koreaboo, the group was greeted by fans but the unruly behaviour of certain individuals had allegedly caused one of the idols in the seven-member music outfit to fall down.
Got7 member Jackson took to Instagram yesterday to request for fans to be more careful about everyone’s safety. He wrote: "OK. Hello there. Those who run and carry BIG cameras to take pics in airports. Plz be careful. Your safety, my safety, everyone's safety. Let's not mention what happened today anymore, but if it happens again. Other people might get hurt and what if you got hurt? Thanks guys. For you. For me. For everyone."
The group’s agency, JYP Entertainment, also issued a long and stern official statement on the safety of its artistes and the general public.
Part of it read: “Hello, this is JYPE. Today while on the move to Qingdao, our artiste fell because of unruly and illegal behaviour which broke the rules and guidelines as announced by the staff on site.”
It went on to provide a reminder on Got7’s previous blacklist announcement and added that legal action would be taken against the individuals involved in the unfortunate incident.
“Regarding today’s incident, we are going to take legal action against the persons involved. If you have information to share with us, please email us at [email protected] and we will look into it. Finally, we will continue to try our best to ensure the safety of our artistes, fans and other citizens, so that they are not threatened by those who break the law.”
Meanwhile, Koreaboo also reported that Got7 had recently sold out its two upcoming concerts in Thailand, which are part of the Asian leg of its ongoing Keep Spinning world tour.
Apparently, the group was scheduled to perform for one night but when tickets went on sale they were completely snapped up in less than two hours.
The organisers then added another night that was promptly sold out as well. Apparently, the group sold 100,000 tickets in less than 12 hours.
Got7 will be performing for fans at the Rajamangala Stadium, which is Thailand’s largest stadium with a seating capacity of 50,000, on Feb 15 and 16.
Got7 will be the first JYP Entertainment artiste to individually hold a concert there and the second K-Pop act to do so.
The group’s member BamBam, a Thai national, took to social media to express his appreciation. He wrote: “Been worried for a few days. Been excited for a few days. But I’ve tried to be confident and stay positive as best as I could. Today, you proved it to us again that we’re right for trusting and believing in everyone. Thank you to every IGOT7 for making my dreams come true.”
Malaysian fans will also get a taste as Got7 will be performing at the Axiata Arena on March 7 next year.