K-Pop Idol’s Rudely Interrupted Concert Ment Goes Viral As Netizens Criticize The “Disrespectful” Lack Of Concert Etiquette
Attending a concert for your favorite artist is a dream come true for most K-Pop fans.
#CIXinPARIS i experienced one of the best concert of my life. They’re so adorable and talented, i miss CIX already. IT WAS SO FCKING AMAZING pic.twitter.com/J5lQoPs2wo
— ◡̈ (@ywnrang) January 22, 2023
But while concerts are an exciting chance for fans to see their idols in person and enjoy some of their favorite songs, there can often be debate around concert etiquette.
kpop converts and ‘y/n culture’ is seriously getting out of hand. all concerts are now are a good majority of fans constantly trying to get interactions, rather than being there for the actual music – holding up half hearts throughout the whole show, screaming members names +
— madi (@doieau) January 22, 2023
For instance, fans often disagree about the use of light sticks at concerts. Since light sticks are so expensive so fans may not be able to afford one for every group they stan, many fans argue that bringing another group’s light stick to a concert should be perfectly acceptable since they want to cheer on the performing artists.
I'd like to disagree, especially if you're a poor multistan. The chances of you having the lightstick of every group you like is low. Many people save their money purely for those concert tickets (if they can). I think y'all are weird for policing people about their lightsticks. https://t.co/MDpFnrKpnS
— ಇ Kaly ಇ | THX🤍 (@sereneslove) October 31, 2022
But other K-Pop fans argue that it’s disrespectful to use another group’s light stick since they aren’t the artists you’ve come to see perform.
isn’t it basic decency to not bring another group’s lightstick when attending a concert…
— the rie chapter (@vocalsoob) October 30, 2022
Sometimes idols themselves bring up concert etiquette, like when BTS‘s J-Hope modeled how to throw gifts to idols without risking injuring them.
do u see how hobi gave his explicit consent before this person threw their flowers?? that’s the only way to do it. pic.twitter.com/poMkdMckHw
— ellie 🪐 (@eleanorbate) April 10, 2022
And BLACKPINK’s Jennie “called out” fans for being on their phones for the entirety of the group’s concert rather than enjoying the moment.
Fans are now, once again, bringing up appropriate concert etiquette after a video of CIX‘s Bae Jinyoung went viral.
CIX have been on their Save Me, Kill Me world tour and have been excitedly performing for fans.
During the world tour, Jinyoung has been entertaining fans with his adorable fan service.
Even when he perfoms and gives his all on stage jinyoung pays attention to fans reactions Thankyou jinyoung for always being thoughtful 💙#배진영 #CIX pic.twitter.com/K55Hvbgo7y
— solar🏹 (@ILOVEBAEJlN) January 30, 2023
jinyoung giggling then coming over to film us 😭❤️#CIX #CIX_2ndWORLDTOUR #CIXinLondon #BAEJINYOUNG #배진영 pic.twitter.com/H9bdgy17mF
— 🐱 (@bbybaejin) January 24, 2023
And delivering jaw-dropping performances.
CIX "Save me, Kill me" tour in Berlin, 29.01.2023
Jinyoung's crazily amazing stage presence during "What you wanted"#CIX #씨아이엑스 #CIXinBerlin pic.twitter.com/u1I5YKRyb7
— V | missing CIX (@strayharmoneez) January 29, 2023
But while the concerts have been exciting, fans first raised concern when people were throwing things onto the stage, trying to get CIX to notice them. As aforementioned, this can pose a safety risk to the idols, who could get hit by one of the items or even slip on it while dancing.
please refrain from throwing stuffs on stage. bae jinyoung is such a sunshine and didn't make any annoyed face and just laughed. this is the 3rd time and when will you all stop? we don’t want any of them end up getting injured #CIXpic.twitter.com/qv5qn1SqDE
— ً (@LOOKSBJY) January 27, 2023
Fans again raised concern when a clip of Jinyoung’s ending ment was interrupted by screaming. In the video, fans could see Jinyoung get upset that his words couldn’t be heard over the incessant screams, and he finally gave up, letting Hyunsuk speak instead.
Some fans initially believed this was due to a lack of respect for Jinyoung from the fans there.
just wanna say that the level of disrespect i saw from fans towards jinyoung last night was so upsetting. he even gave up on his ment and let hyunsuk take over bc u guys wouldnt stop screaming for other members as soon as jinyoung opened his mouth… pic.twitter.com/NmzcKakOog
— lou (@uehami) January 30, 2023
Although other fans were quick to clarify that it actually seemed like only one fan was the reason for the interruption.
there only one person that was screaming like crazy we show jinyoung so much support https://t.co/F8TQ9nKta2
— niko ◡̈ misses cix (@honeybearjae) January 30, 2023
their screaming stamina was just as crazy as the level of disrespecting she provided him with here… she just went on for hours like
— lou (@uehami) January 30, 2023
So while, fortunately, it does not appear as though fans as a whole are “disrespecting” Jinyoung, netizens were calling out the one fan’s behavior, not understanding why anyone would act that way at a concert.
jinyoungs face doesnt lie this was just next level of being unnecessarily mean
— lou (@uehami) January 30, 2023
screaming excessively while idols are talking is soooo disrespectful what is wrong with u all https://t.co/nQgb6bPdRF
— noor (@eaudetaeil) January 30, 2023
people who do not stfu, even when they are told to be quiet, are a real disease… like… go outside if you don't want to hear Jinyoung talk and let him speak in peace. https://t.co/rTHRIJzAsu
— wiwi 🦦 saw CIX 🤍 HAPPY WOOSEOK DAY🥳 (@ryang9_) January 30, 2023
and they call themselves fans- 💀 https://t.co/2FYH9TFI98
— make (@yongheesmio) January 30, 2023
Many netizens seem to believe that the “fan” was trying to have their “Y/N” (Your Name) moment. These “moments” are special interactions between a fan and their bias, whether it’s locking eyes during a concert or being remembered by an idol. And while it’s understandable that fans may hope for unique interactions with their idols, it shouldn’t be done at the cost of everyone else’s enjoyment of the event.
people need to stop screaming when the members are talking like.. imagine them wanting to connect with their fans and all you care is about getting their attention.. it’s disrespectful https://t.co/Wuna7ySHvW
— p ☼ oneus today!! (@wwinsical) January 30, 2023
Just see the look on his face, I'm so sad about this https://t.co/pMX9DRuv8Q
— Audrey❤458 (@babylovezed1) January 30, 2023
like bffr that was not just for the members so annoying and disrespectful it was also so annoying for us fans. like we actually wanted to hear what the boys have to say but we literally couldn’t. https://t.co/UmSUSLp0Lm
— Chiara ⋈ missing CIX :(( (@monstavevox) January 30, 2023
Like ruining the whole concert both for the group and fans.. are they not embarrassed.. https://t.co/ySZnGL2cGw
— 𝒿𝑜𝒿𝑜 | fan account (@jojodruis) January 30, 2023
oh concert etiquette is lost on y’all fr this is just sad 😕 https://t.co/fSwDuwTUYX
— springkies (@jekkibby2) January 30, 2023
And fans are praising Jinyoung’s calm handling of the issue since they don’t think they would have been able to stay as composed.
man he's so nice i would've called them out if i were him https://t.co/jLLa7tZv6J
— 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐢˚ (@ikondria__) January 30, 2023
Fortunately, CIX fans are enthusiastically sharing their love and support for Jinyoung.
You can read more about “concert etiquette” here.