Posted by yckim12479 pts Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Pledis Entertainment ultimately cancels NU'EST W's hi-touch event in Japan in response to fans' strong protest

NU'EST W's hi-touch and photo event has ultimately been canceled. 

The unit with the members Ren, JR, Baekho, and Aron were scheduled to hold a hi-touch and photo event in Japan on December 19-20. According to fans, the scale of the event was too large and also, in the past, NU'EST has been "abused" at such events with excessive skinship. In order to protect the artist from such an incident again, fans got together for a protest. 

Fans covered the Pledis Entertainment building with post-it notes, demanding the cancellation of the event. 

They also trended the hashtags #????_????_??? (Pledis protect your artist) and #????_?????_?? (Pledis cancel hi-touch) on Twitter. 

In response to fans' strong opposition, Pledis Entertainment ultimately canceled the event. The agency stated, "We have decided to cancel all events and schedule. We apologize for causing concerns to the fans with this event. Please give a generous understanding."

Following the cancelation announcement, the fans returned to the Pledis Entertainment building to retrieve the post-it notes. 

Meanwhile, NU'EST W is in promotions for the final album 'Wake,N.'
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moonstarrr29 pts Tuesday, December 4, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Coming back to remove the post-its after the protest - mow that's classy. Nicely done, fans.



taeminkki0 pt Tuesday, December 4, 2018 4
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The article doesn't even mention the reason why K-LOVEs protested. The hi-touch event was approx. 7 hours long, and right in the midst of end of year awards shows and other activities. Also, in the past, NU'EST were subjected to similar inhuman 'hi-touch' events in Japan where fans were able to grab their faces, pose them, take pics however they want with them for hours on end and the members couldn't say no.

It's also worth it to mention that the post-it protest didn't start until Pledis started deleting comments and demoting fans in the fancafe for talking about the issue. And even still, LOVEs were kind and peaceful until the end, even cleaning up afterwards.


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