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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 8 days ago

'2018 Melon Music Awards' apologizes for the controversy involving Son Tae Young's son and niece

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'2018 Melon Music Awards' spoke up about the issues involving Son Tae Young.

On December 3, a rep from the '2018 MMA' stated to Sports Today, "We sincerely apologize for causing a displeasing incident with lack of control at the event."

The rep continued, "It's true that Son Tae Young's side requested the kids to see her presenting the award. However, we shouldn't have let them sit in the artist area. Anyway, it is our fault that we couldn't properly manage the staff and the situation. We will make sure such an incident doesn't occur again."

[SEEALSO]https://www.allkpop.com/article/2018/12/son-tae-youngs-agency-apologizes-after-her-son-is-caught-sitting-in-reserved-artists-section-during-2018-melon-music-awards[/SEEALSO]

At the '2018 MMA' on December 1, Son Tae Young's son and niece were spotted sitting at the reserved artist section with idol groups and celebrities. Netizens fired heavy criticism for giving special privilege to the young children. In response, Son Tae Young's agency issued an apology.


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Jon666 (Banned) 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

This whole thing is so exaggerated. They have nothing to apologize for.

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manongja 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Ditto! The more they apologize, the more it will happen.

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AegyoFree 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

How could this be so blown out of proportion? God forbid idols should share oxygen with anyone else... people need hobbies.

iKon wouldn't have cared and the MAMAMOO ladies are great fun, those seats weren't needed at that time, who was harmed? Why is there an apology?

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Lianna 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

They were there for literally 5 minutes to watch her present the award! People will drown in a glass of water if this is considered an incident smh

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sandybee3 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

"OMG these kids breathed the same air as the Idols and we not, let us attack their mother for special treatment"


Some fans take their energy way to far with their jealousy.

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ddujjjun 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Why is this such a big deal.. I swear netizens get so obsessed with nitpicking at every little thing and blowing it out of proportion. Just live your own life well and you'll be happier if you stop judging others over nothing

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ebilfairy 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

At the '2018 MMA' on December 1, Son Tae Young's son and niece were spotted sitting at the reserved artist section with idol groups and celebrities. Netizens who were jealous as hell that a couple of kids got to sit with their Idols instead of them, fired heavy criticism for giving special privilege to the young children.

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Rainbow_Pearls 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

the whole things wasn't that big but mma award apologise for it it's make me wonder how genie music award make a huge mistakes by playing the wrong ver of fake love and ruin bts performence and make them have a hard time then they didn't apologise and act like nothing happen and throw all blame on bts

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sandybee3 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Their perfomance was great what are you talking about ? LOL

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Naruta 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

I see two small children sitting completely still and mesmerized by what happens on stage. They don´t bother any of the Idols around, they don´t scream and shout, they don´t invade anyone´s space. Guess what would have happened if you let two fangirls sit there............. This is another ridiculous apology for nothing. They had to wait at the wardrobe for hours, which child would be that patient and be as good as gold? They so deserve to sit there and watch these lousy five minutes. Nobody should have apologized at all. Don´t feed the trolls.

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pink_oracle 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

Omfg, let the kids watch their relative present you Nazi's.

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krell 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

(Trolling) ... What? ... BTS Group was there? ... ;)

Was PRITZ Group there too ??? ... ;)

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IssaArabella 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Well, I would like to say that this is exaggerated, but you have to see the other side of the coin and the reason why netizen get angry. On twitter they say the following:


- Rookie artists were not allowed to sit there, not even Samuel, who all know how well he is doing, but they did not give him a seat there because it was for the most "famous". That's why they are so upset. Idols who deserved to be in that area were not there, but the children of the actress did, because the truth is that the children were not there only during the presentation of the prize that she made. There are many photos and videos of children sitting in that area during the various performances. Not just five minutes during the presentation of the prize, as they say here.


- As the children were there, the blankets that were played by BLACKPINK (there they are in winter, the cold is atrocious and the events provide blankets to the attendees) were given to the children, so the girls spent part of the awards unburned . Seen from that perspective, I understand anger.

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Ninja_Poster 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

A needle drops and people cry.

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D_Z 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

OK so I have been a fan of K-pop and K-dramas for around 10 years now....and have seen lot of silly and stupid controversies being blown way out of proportion.....but I never commented cuz I didn't wanna be mixed up in all the craziness.....but this one I had to say something.....these are kids..... u wanna bash on kids now for something as innocent as wanting you see their mom on stage.....so what if they sat on reserved seats.....it's not like they got in anyone's way.....frankly if it we me I would just exclaim awwww how cute and move on.....

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Queen_Sana 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

they are just kids gosh watching mom giving award what is wrong with that aaarrrgggggg

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Colyberry (Banned) 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

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Sassysly555 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

wow these fans are crazy obsessive/possessive of their idols and think they own them. The fans are more jealous of these two kids ,who by the way look more start struck seeing their mom and aunt on stage than they are about sitting next to twice lol . These fan girls needs to get over themselves and realize that's all they will ever be, is fans!

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KDoo 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Didn't know people were this sensitive, "THE CHILD JUST SAT ON THE RESERVED CHAIR, WE ORDER THAT HE BE KILLED!"

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Herin_ssi 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

That michin fans just did it again it didnt even harm your idols i just dont get this shit

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Logan_W 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

This is a "scandal" I actually semi agree with the fans on..... which makes me wanna rip my hair out lol. But I do see the issue. Korea has massive issues with people of privilege/wealthy getting unfair advantages/treatment. It's a problem that has been going on for a long time & in the past few years people have really started to speak up about it. It's not only in actual real life like large corporations & businesses & also the government but it even exists within Kpop. You recently had that whole thing where some really powerful guy's daughter was able to get backstage to personally meet BTS when no one else was allowed. Granted, most of us in the US would say "that's how life works" - this still is a big very visible issue that trickles down even into Kpop & so Korean people are going to be more upset about it than the average westerner. Also from what I was reading they were there for longer than just her speech and actually watched several performances. Apparently lower level idols weren't allowed in that seating area but those kids were able to be there. While again, most people would be like "So? If the lower level idols weren't allowed there anyway & the seats were empty who cares if they sat with them?" - I think it's more of the principle of the matter. I would hope no one is mad these kids are "near their oppas" like some people are claiming lol because that's ridiculous - I think again it's more the visual & principle of what happened.

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9AF 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Well, it doesn't seem to have upset the artists. If a major artist(s) wanted to sit there, then I'm sure all they had to do was request it. I think they were only there for about 5 minutes anyway. Should not be a big deal.

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lorrydmory (Banned) 8 days ago 0
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