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Posted by Dani-Dee Saturday, October 29, 2022

SM Entertainment cancels 'SMTOWN Wonderland 2022' Halloween party out of respect for Itaewon tragedy

AKP STAFF

SM Entertainment has canceled its popular Halloween party event.

On October 30 KST, the agency took to their fandom platform KWANGYA CLUB to announce to users, "The live broadcast of 'SMTOWN WONDERLAND 2022,' which was scheduled to be broadcast live for free through the global platform Beyond LIVE, has been canceled."

This sudden schedule cancellation from SM Entertainment follows the aftermath of the crushing accident that occurred on October 29 in the Itaewon area, where a large crowd gathered for Halloween. The fire department announced that as of 6:30 am on October 30, 149 people had died and 76 people were injured.

Meanwhile, 'SMTOWN WONDERLAND 2022' was originally planned to be the agency's first offline Halloween party since the COVID-19 outbreak.

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DoNotDisturb
DoNotDisturb1,377 pts Saturday, October 29, 2022 4
Saturday, October 29, 2022

I was really excited for this but very much respect the decision. It sucks how some ruin events for others, people are excited for there own events since the pandemic. what ever really happened that night needs to be revealed.

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partyfan2013
partyfan201327 pts Saturday, October 29, 2022 0
Saturday, October 29, 2022

Well, it's just that it was such a very good call for the agency to scrap the whole entire event for this year in light of that recent Itaewon Halloween tragedy. That's all. And ummmm, I know that it was just such a total big time bummer for everyone to hear this as they have been looking forward to seeing what their favorite SM Entertainment idols would dress up for the occasion BUT given the circumstances of the ongoing aftermath of the tragedy, of course SM really had no other choice at all but to cancel the event in light of it. So ummm, yeah. SM's Halloween party will just UNFORTUNATELY have to wait another year now.

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