Orbits (LOONA fans) are expressing their concerns and calling out BlockBerry Creative and MyMusicTaste for continuing the 2022 LOONA 1st World Tour : [LOONATHEWORLD] despite members continually facing health issues.
LOONA kicked off the 2022 LOONA 1st World Tour : [LOONATHEWORLD] on July 31.
Prior to the tour, BlockBerry Creative announced that Chuu would be absent from schedules. Orbits were concerned already, especially when a clip of Chuu at LOONA’s Flip That showcase resurfaced, showing her expression when a tour was mentioned.
Hello. This is BlockBerry Creative.
Due to scheduled activities that have been fixed in advance throughout the rest of the year, LOONA’s Chuu will not be participating in the 2022 LOONA 1st WORLD TOUR [LOONATHEWORLD].
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and support.
— BlockBerry Creative
Her sad face and how she sighed when the Mc mentioned the world tour…… Chuu 💔💔😥😢 pic.twitter.com/44NAzEYxmK
— Kim lip ㅇㅅㅇ (@Forkimlip_12) June 20, 2022
Still, the tour went on, and Orbits showed out for the rest of the members. Unfortunately, many members since have displayed health concerns.
— mei ♡ (@jaekoook) August 29, 2022
In Mexico City on August 28, Orbits reported that Yeojin was seen collapsing on stage, apparently worn out after “Pose,” one of their hardest choreographies. Additionally, fellow members Choerry and Olivia Hye had to sit out multiple performances due to their physical condition.
I went to the concert and was very close to stage. Yves had to go out of the stage several times and looked out of breath, gowon wasn’t present during the whole show and at some point at the end of a song yeojin collapsed on the floor and didn’t come back at all
— I miss loona (@lasamolooonitas) August 29, 2022
pleaseee dont spread the video of yeojin falling on stage today, she felt dizzy and collapsed on stage . the video is going around if you want to see it privately… protect yeojin
— 🌱 (@hyewolin) August 29, 2022
Also, Haseul has had to perform with a sling on her arm. At times, as few as seven out of eleven members have performed on stage.
— Loona tour | FOREVER 1 (@GGStan88) August 29, 2022
In one month, LOONA has performed 14 shows in 13 cities and even performed at 2022 KCON LA. Immediately following the American leg of the tour, LOONA has set off on their European leg, and there are already plans for South East Asia in October.
But with each announcement of new tour dates also seems to come with announcements of a member’s absence due to a health concern. On September 8, MyMusicTaste released a statement that Yves could not participate in the concert and Meet & Greet due to fever.
<IMPORTANT NOTICE📢> Regarding 2022 LOONA 1st World Tour : [LOONATHEWORLD] in Amsterdam.#Orbit, please read the full announcement on Yves’ participation in the concert and Meet & Greet event in Amsterdam.
Thank you for your understanding. pic.twitter.com/vdfuzCdwMg
— MyMusicTaste (@_mymusictaste) September 8, 2022
It was already concerning that the tour schedule appeared too tight to allow proper time to rest in between shows. Now, after seeing so many of the members are facing health concerns, it is clear to Orbits that they need to be given a break to recuperate. With each show, at least one member has been announced as absent.
Since the announcement on Yves’s condition, Orbits are responding in more than just frustration but disgust that the tour is continuing despite everything.
Orbits are calling on BlockBerry Creative and MyMusicTaste to either postpone or cancel the tour out of the best interest of LOONA.
Many Orbits feel the girls are being “exploited” and “tortured” with the continuous shows.
They are worried that only one member will be left to perform by the end.
Since August, Orbits have been urging BlockBerry Creative to give LOONA a break after witnessing the members’ degrading health due to overwork.
loona need a BREAK. choerry sat out from the show due to aches and pains, hyeju had to leave mid show due to an issue with her hip, yeojin had some kind of brace on her ankle, and haseul still continues to perform while in a sling. fuck bbc and fuck mmt. #LOONAinHOUSTON pic.twitter.com/nexqfZpgRW
— grace (@heekist) August 27, 2022
Not only are Orbits concerned about the members’ health, but it would be in the company’s best interest to allow their artists to rest long enough so they can come back and perform in their best condition as a full group.
serious action needs to take place no more tour stops no more dates loona need to rest and go home. fainting on stage is not normal. not having time to sleep, eat, or rest is inevitably causing serious health concerns @_mymusictaste @loonaStaff
— AF • (@imnayeojin) August 29, 2022
it is clearly becoming increasingly unsafe for loona to continue touring. no one is happy with the results of this. it is your responsibility to take care of your artists. postpone the remaining dates of the tour and allow loona to rest. @_mymusictaste @BBC_blockberry
— thinking of haseul 🕊 (@johaseuldiary) August 29, 2022
loona's europe tour needs to be delayed to hell, if not cancelled. these girls are too stubborn and passionate about what they do to half-ass the rest of the shows that they're gonna keep going until their bodies give out AND THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO.
— rosé i'm just kidding around i swear (@lesbiyun) August 29, 2022
this is fucking dystopian. haseul in a sling. yeojin is too sore to perform. THIS TOUR NEEDS TO STOP. IMMEDIATELY. https://t.co/n9D8DKMylN
— rey ❍ (@enbyofthemonth) August 24, 2022
Instead of postponing, it seems as if BlockBerry Creative and MyMusicTaste will only continue adding more dates for LOONA’s world tour.