Fans of K-pop band GOT7 call for cancelation of upcoming concerts in China’s Hong Kong due to safety concerns

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/8/14 16:58:40

Fans of K-pop band GOT7 are turning to Twitter to call for the cancelation of the band's upcoming concerts in China's Hong Kong due to safety concerns stemming from the ongoing protests in the city. 

The seven-member boy band, whose members include Chinese-American singer Mark Tuan and Hong Kong singer Jackson Wang, has scheduled two concerts for August 31 and September 1 as part of their 2019 Keep Spinning World Tour.  

Fearing for the safety of GOT7, especially Jackson Wang, fans have called on the band's agency JYP Entertainment to cancel the concerts through the hashtag #JYPE_CANCELHKCONCERT on Twitter, which quickly entered the trending list. 

Fans have posted screenshots of messages threatening the star made under Wang's most recent update on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo in which he said he is a guardian of China's national flag. 

The threatening messages include one's sharing GOT7's flight information and talking about "detaining him while tearing the Chinese flag to shreds in front of him," and even "forcing him to hold a flag of blood."  

"Hello, @jypnation We are worried about the boys safety. Please, cancel GOT7's Hong Kong tour. We, think their safety is a priority. ARMY supporting iGoT7," tweeted Daniela.

On GOT7's official Sina Weibo account, Chinese fans have left hundreds of messages asking them to cancel the shows. 

"The best solution is cancelation. Otherwise, change it to Guangzhou or Shenzhen," said one user. 

JYP Entertainment has yet to comment on the social media campaign.

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