[NEWS] #LeeMin Ho & #ParkShinHye Continue to Request for Hallyu Event to Be Postponed
While the situation is still up in the air, onlookers are watching to see if Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye will attend a hallyu event.
After jumping to incredible popularity after SBS’ The Heirs, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have been picked out as 2014’s hottest hallyu stars. Their popularity in China is especially unimaginable, with fans from overseas naturally coming into Korea to see them.
In the midst of this, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye were scheduled to attend theFamily Concert with Hallyu Stars, organized by Lotte Duty Free for April 18, 19, and 20 at the Jamsil Gymnastics Stadium.
However, with the recent events of the sinking passenger ferry on April 16, the entire nation has been expressing their sorrow with the broadcasting, music, and movie industries postponing and canceling programs and activities.
Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have asked Lotte Duty Free to cancel the event, allowing Lotte Duty Free to go ahead and cancel the events for April 19.
However, Lotte Duty Free have stated that it is difficult to postpone the April 18 event as it involves a foreign audience who have traveled from overseas.
On April 18, Newsen spoke with Lee Min Ho’s agency, Starhaus entertainment, who said, “Even now, at the morning of April 18, we are strongly requesting Lotte Duty Free to postpone the event. We requested it immediately after the April 16 ferry incident. It looks that Lotte Duty Free has canceled the events on April 19 and 20, however, Lotte said that the April 18 event is difficult to change because of the foreign audience. We are still requesting that the event be postponed and are waiting for a reply.”
On the same day, Newsen also spoke with Park Shin Hye’s agency, S.A.L.T Entertainment who said, “We’ve requested for the event to be postponed until the late hours of April 17. It’s not that we don’t understand Lotte Duty Free’s situation, but with the entire nation grieving over this tragedy, it’s also difficult for us to attend such an event. We’re still discussing this matter.”
The entire nation is currently greiving, endlessly praying for at least one life to be saved. Much attention is being poured on whether or not Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye, and even other stars will attend promotional events during a time like this.