(G)I-DLE have gone viral for their professionalism amidst extreme weather conditions at the Music Bank in Chile concert, but fans are unhappy with the way KBS managed the situation afterward.
Fans in Latin America were initially excited for KBS’ first global Music Bank concert in three years, especially since it boasted a super impressive line-up. TXT, NCT DREAM, ATEEZ, STAYC,THE BOYZ and (G)I-DLE were all set to dazzle Chile with their masterful performances, but only the latter three got to perform.
Due to a sudden thunderstorm and intense hail, the members of all three groups faced multiple difficulties keeping their balance onstage.
The concert was suspended after (G)I-DLE’s Shuhua took a nasty fall in the middle of the group’s performance.
— Jo 🐌 (@Chaenglixie) November 13, 2022
Seeing how heavily it was hailing, it’s surprising that the members did not suffer any more significant injuries.
— Daniela Chávez (@Dani_Chav) November 13, 2022
The concert was shortly canceled, leaving TXT, NCT DREAM and ATEEZ unable to perform. The members of these groups showcased their truly humble personalities as they gained praise for their reactions to the cancelation.
Yet, given how much (G)I-DLE and the other two groups had to weather before KBS made the final call, many fans are of the opinion that the company should not have let them go onstage in such conditions in the first place.
Even non-fans raised concerns about the risky performance.
Fortunately, (G)I-DLE were okay…
— touchie 🍒 (@notouchie6) November 13, 2022
(G)I-DLE came down completely drenched.
— Caption on video
…and in fact, staff who worked behind the scenes confirmed that the girls were well taken care of after their stage and that they were the ones who had insisted on going through with the show.
— 🃏 (@soojseulgi) November 13, 2022
I reply to ONLINE BEAT Production INSTAGRAM STORIES:
1. so they didn't want to stop?
2. is good to know this, the whole fandom were worry for them.
1. They won't stop, they are machines (in a good way)
2. Yes, that's what I wanted to inform https://t.co/Pl0IRQqd5n
— (G)I-DLE MONTERREY ᥫ᭡ – Semi Hiatus (@gidle_monterrey) November 13, 2022
But when KBS apologized to TXT, NCT DREAM and ATEEZ for the fact that they wouldn’t be able to go onstage, netizens expressed frustration over the fact that the company did not acknowledge (G)I-DLE in its apology.
The rain, the hail, the electrical equipment around the stage, the electrical gear the girls use, the slippery stage and many other risks. I can't believe they sent them out as it was starting to rain.
And you Apologized to other groups but not GIDLE?#KBS_APOLOGIZE_TO_GIDLE
— 🌟Dreaminnie🌟꿈 미니🌟 (@idle4life) November 13, 2022
— nyx (@jintemptation) November 13, 2022
They were even more frustrated when Yuqi posted an apology for the unfortunate events on her Instagram story, with fans claiming that she and her members shouldn’t have to apologize for what happened.
Why is she apologizing ???? Wth
It's not even their fault
— queens_idle ᥫ᭡ (@queensidles) November 13, 2022
While it’s certainly disheartening to see what (G)I-DLE, STAYC and THE BOYZ had to endure, at the end of the day fans can also be proud of the fact that the members made their own brave (if risky) decisions to go on with the show, even if they do feel that KBS made a mistake in not acknowledging the idols in their apology.
Read further about what happened at Music Bank in Chile right here.