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Posted by Germaine-Jay Friday, May 20, 2022

HYBE faces backlash after issues with wheelchair-bound guests at Seventeen's upcoming concert

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HYBE is facing backlash after issues with wheelchair-bound guests at Seventeen's upcoming concert 'Be the Sun'.

When ticketing regulations and instructions were revealed for 'Be the Sun', fans expressed criticism about the lack of consideration for wheelchair-bound concert-goers. In South Korea, wheelchair-bound guests who attend concerts can automatically purchase an adjoining seat for their guardian, but HYBE failed to implement this into the ticketing process. Only one ticket was allowed to be purchased by one concert-goer per day.

Pledis Entertainment stated all the concert-goers have to use online reservations to book tickets, but those in a wheelchair may buy through a ticketing agent in order to purchase a wheelchair seat. Provisions for guardians will also be made, but even without a companion, the label explained staff will be available to help the guests at the concert venue.

However, fans are saying it would still be unlikely the wheelchair-bound guests' guardians would also be able to purchase a ticket. One mother commented, "My wheelchair-bound daughter is a fan of HYBE labelmates. It's not like the Gocheok Dome doesn't have wheelchair seats. I don't know the reason they have to operate these perfectly fine seats in this picky way."

Fans are further criticizing HYBE as the regulations were only implemented after Pledis Entertainment became a subsidiary of HYBE.  

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kpop-ark
kpop-ark1,691 pts Friday, May 20, 2022 1
Friday, May 20, 2022

Hybe sure is losing their shit.

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CS11488 pts Friday, May 20, 2022 1
Friday, May 20, 2022

Hybe is looking really “new money”. They got so much money so quick that they upscaled and acquired really fast. Also pledis and source aren’t small acquisitions. Money can take you far but hybe hasn’t been a successful company for long and they’re huge. You can’t expect them to run perfectly but a company shouldn’t have more issues after signing with your company. your rookie gg has a bullying scandal that you initially dismissed and lied about, bts could be leaving for the military either way hybe will get hate for being money hungry, you ALLEGEDLY got rid of two groups fans loved, and you give out bs policies apparently. Hybe is a huge company but they don’t have the experience a big 3 company has so I’m interested to see how they handle these missteps.

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