SM’s SMTOWN@COEXArtium Shut Down For Weekend, Possibly Due To Cockroaches

Cockroaches may have shut down SM.

SM Entertainment‘s popular tourist attraction SMTOWN@coexartium has been shut down for the weekend (May 8-9).

On May 8, SM Entertainment announced the temporary closure of the building, but did not explain any specifics.

SMTOWN &STORE@coexartium temporary closure notice.

SMTOWN &STORE@coexartium will be closed on May 8 and 9 due to an emergency internal inspection. Please confirm the date so there are no inconveniences.

— SM Entertainment

SMTOWN Museum also posted the same notice.

While SM Entertainment did not provide the reason, eagle-eyed netizens were able to spot the potential cause of the problem. At around 3:47 of NCT 127’s video of themselves reacting to NCT Dream’s “RIDIN” music video, what appears to be a cockroach can be seen crawling on the floor by Yuta’s feet.

SM Entertainment has not provided an updated statement.