VIVIZ Fans Are Frustrated With BPM Entertainment And “We Bridge Music Festival” For Not Canceling VIVIZ’s Upcoming Performance
The K-Pop industry is mourning after the tragic passing of ASTRO‘s Moonbin on April 19, 2023. Many scheduled events have been canceled, while other shows that were still broadcast honored Moonbin’s memory.
We will forever remember all the moments we had together with the late Moonbin, who was a singer that shone brightly like a star on stage.
— MONSTA X’s Jooheon on M!Countdown
The We Bridge Music Festival, which is being held in Las Vegas on April 21-23, is proceeding as planned, but the official Twitter account announced that the event would include a tribute to Moonbin.
At the We Bridge Music Festival, we will be honoring Moonbin’s memory with a special tribute this Friday evening, ahead of our first concert performance 🤍 https://t.co/19Rjoqq0cb pic.twitter.com/sdsb85fRHe
— We Bridge Music Festival & Expo (@WeBridgeExpo) April 21, 2023
But now, netizens are voicing their frustration with the We Bridge Music Festival and BPM Entertainment (VIVIZ’s agency). Although fans were initially excited to see VIVIZ perform at the music festival, they now wish the group’s appearance would be canceled.
VIVIZ’s SinB has been close friends with Moonbin since they were young and lived in apartments next to each other. The two started modeling together and even attended the same dance academy before debuting as idols. Even after debuting, SinB and Moonbin continually showed off their endearing and playful friendship.
Moonbin thank you for always being a very good bestfriend to Sinb. Thank you for always take good care of her. Thanks for always be there for her. Now rest in peace our precious man. We love you pic.twitter.com/Vvx5wQXrqO
— 세리세리 is seeing viviz (@almeraserry2) April 19, 2023
VIVIZ’s Umji was also close to Moonbin as SinB, Moonbin, and she were all a part of a ’98-line friend group that even appeared on broadcasts together.
Moonbin sweet, kind heart, gentleman❤️😭
Moonbin opened the curtains for Umji and Sinb, moonbin hold sinb's hand, Moonbin always stand behind Sinb because Sinb's skirt was too short that time. pic.twitter.com/uMmEFxZevd
— Highdreammm (@DreamHi9h) April 19, 2023
However, despite how close SinB and Umji are with Moonbin, they had to travel to Las Vegas on April 21. All of VIVIZ wore black to honor Moonbin, but fans again voiced concerns after seeing how distressed SinB and Umji appeared.
sinb was walking without looking even for sec so umji grabbed her and eunha kept checking them …i am sorry i wont talk about it anymore but seeing her so broken…
its painful to not be able to be there for her
— m⚡️ (@yujuscunt) April 21, 2023
I feel bad looking at this. Fans would understand. It's even harder to see them performing. https://t.co/W4shCcD4yj
— jenniechai (@jenniechai4) April 21, 2023
Sinb and Umji not being able to attend moonbin's funeral bc of a sched they can't escape is so MESSED UP
WHY CAN'T THE ORGANIZERS JUST GIVE THEM THIS TIME
— Raivi ઇଓ (@sojungmini) April 21, 2023
Although fans understand that it can be difficult for artists to cancel schedules, fans are upset for VIVIZ. They are voicing their frustration with BPM Entertainment for having their artists still attend the music festival and We Bridge Music Festival for keeping VIVIZ in the line-up.
Look at them. This is sooo wrong. SinB won’t be able to attend Moon Bin’s funeral?! Imagine, SinB’s best friend will be buried while they're forced to perform in Las Vegas??
Please stay strong, VIVIZ! pic.twitter.com/XOkhEUK73d
— Michélle✨ |Choo-Kheng Oscar Winner| Nina Hoss era (@meeechellehoss) April 21, 2023
i hate them. they expect viviz especially sinb to perform on stage and sing cheerful and cute songs with what's happening now sinb can't even walk properly it making me cry again how sinb hold umji's hand when its always the other way round:<
— Seid🥔 || Moonbin ㄴㅁ ㅅㄹㅎ|| (@jelliAce_yuju) April 21, 2023
Especially since We Bridge Music Festival understands the need for a tribute.
"with a heavy heart" yet you don't seem a little bit bad about forcing his best friend to perform like nothing https://t.co/scNme8GiDQ
— cel (@hwqsun) April 21, 2023
The fact you holding a tribute while forcing his best friends to still perform (especially one of them was his childhood bsf) instead letting them grieve is disgusting.
Also idk why you @bpmentofficial cant even try to defend your artists and cancel their performance https://t.co/PqEVit7gxw
— f⁷ D-DAY! (@theemtam) April 21, 2023
Fans are hoping that VIVIZ will be as okay as possible during their performance.
I hope the fans in Las Vegas have some tact when interacting with VIVIZ especially since they’ll be doing hi-touch events and panels on top of performing…god this is a nightmare BPM really threw them to the sharks
— 베로 🦋 missing SinB (@ARTivitis) April 21, 2023
We hope VIVIZ will find comfort in their fans and soon have time to mourn their friend and take care of their well-being.
You can read more about SinB and Moonbin’s precious friendship here.
GFRIEND’s SinB And ASTRO’s Moonbin Grew Up Living Next Door To Each Other
VIVIZ’s SinB Leaves A Touching Note For ASTRO’s Moonbin At His Memorial
VIVIZ Cancels Upcoming Concert Schedule In Light Of Poor Condition
Netizen Outrage Toward BPM Entertainment Grows As VIVIZ’s SinB and Umji Cancel Hi-Touch Event Appearance Due To “Poor Condition”
VIVIZ’s Umji Spills On The Members’ Reactions When They Get “Bad” Songs