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Posted by KayRosa AKP STAFF Friday, August 28, 2020

Yuehua Entertainment reportedly penalized by Chinese government for EVERGLOW's performance at Korean military camp

AKP STAFF

It has been reported that Yuehua Entertainment has been penalized by the Chinese government.

According to 'South China Morning Post', EVERGLOW's agency Yuehua Entertainment received administrative punishment for having their Chinese member perform at the Korean military camp. Many suspect that the issue arose from their performances at the camp through the television channel 'KFN', when the group performed for the Korean military audiences in 2016 and in 2019.

Although the report spared further details, the document issued from the Chinese government reads that the penalty has resulted from an action that causes "national and individual defamation." To this penalty, Yuehua Entertainment's headquarters in China declared that the company is "in compete agreement with the government," while its overseas branch in Korea responded with "no comments."

Meanwhile, netizens also suspect that the penalty was caused by EVERGLOW's performance at the military camp through the tvN program 'Soomi's Side Dishes'. In EVERGLOW, Yiren is the only member whose nationality is not Korean.

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booitsjwu1,976 pts Friday, August 28, 2020 0
Friday, August 28, 2020

I'm not sure why we're acting like it's reasonable for China to freak out over this. Everglow just appeared on a variety show and performed. Yes, it happened to be on a military base but it's not like they were joining the military or denouncing China. They were a brand new group at the time (only around 3 months after their debut) and any variety offer was probably extremely valuable to them.

Normally, it's the Korean or Japanese netizens overreacting to imaginary slights and everyone on this site (rightfully) calls them out for it but, now that it's China, you guys are suddenly okay with it? What gives?

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meera-sahir546 pts Friday, August 28, 2020 1
Friday, August 28, 2020

Yuehua is a huge company in China (literally called SM of China) and they should have been more cautious about the strain in Korean-Chinese relations and in Yiren performing if they want to keep their reputation in their home country.

Also, how the hell did Everglow perform in 2016 when the group was active only from 2019?

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