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Outcry Among SEVENTEEN Korean Fans as Japan Tour Coincides with 9-Year Debut Anniversary

SEVENTEEN sparks fan fury as Japan tour coincides with 9-year debut anniversary, leaving Korean supporters feeling neglected and overshadowed.

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Outcry Among SEVENTEEN Korean Fans as Japan Tour Coincides with 9-Year Debut Anniversary

Outcry Among SEVENTEEN Korean Fans as Japan Tour Coincides with 9-Year Debut Anniversary

SEVENTEEN's announcement of their FOLLOW AGAIN tour has sparked outrage among their Korean fanbase. The revelation that the group will be in Japan on May 26, marking their 9th debut anniversary, has triggered a wave of discontent among fans.

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The tour, set to span Korea and Japan with concerts in Incheon, Osaka, and Kanagawa, took an unexpected turn as Korean fans swiftly took to social media to voice their displeasure. Expressing their frustration, hashtags like "Japanese Idols" and "Seventeen Oppas" rapidly trended on Twitter.

 

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Japanese Idols

Seventeen Oppas

The discontent primarily revolves around the perception that Korean fans are being neglected in favor of prioritizing the group's popularity in Japan. SEVENTEEN's immense success in the Japanese market has been a point of pride, but this scheduling decision has left Korean fans feeling overlooked on a significant milestone—the group's debut anniversary.

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Fans lamented the unfortunate timing, expressing a sense of being sidelined in the celebration of a crucial moment in SEVENTEEN's history. Pledis Entertainment, the group's management agency, now faces the challenge of navigating this unexpected backlash and reassuring their Korean fanbase that their support is valued.

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If you are going to be in Japan on your debut date, just be Japanese idols.

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To be honest, this is too much. Korean Carats were upset when they held their 8-year anniversary concert in Japan, and now they are holding their 9-year anniversary encore concert in Japan, too? I can understand the group performing in another country, but it’s disappointing that they are having their 9-year anniversary concert in Japan… Are our boys Japanese idols? They are K-Pop idols.

 

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Why are they having their 9-year anniversary in Japan? Pledis is really stupid. They aren’t Japanese idols, do they have to be in Japan on their debut date? Do you even care about Korean fans? Do you still think we are crying over nothing? Do you think that because you are holding an encore concert in Incheon, we shouldn’t be upset?

As the news continues to reverberate through the SEVENTEEN fandom, the agency may need to address concerns and find a balance that acknowledges the diverse fanbase's expectations.

The incident serves as a reminder of the delicate equilibrium required when managing the global success of K-pop groups and the importance of considering the sentiments of fans from various regions.







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