Yesterday, girl group Apink had to cancel a fan-sign event.
On January 6, Apink and their agency decided to cancel their planned fan-sign event after receiving another bomb threat. Further, the announcement, “180106 Hi-Mart Fan-Sign Cancellation Guide,” was made through their official social media channel. In the post, they said, “The Hi-Mart fan-sign for today is canceled due to reports of an explosive device placed at the location.” They finished the post with an apology and thanked fans.
Bomb threats targeting the girl group first started in June last year at the KBS Music Bank half-year special. While only about five threats towards the group have made the news, authorities reported over 30 bomb threat calls, or messages have been received. Moreover, the threats have targeted individual members in and the entire group. These events include individual appearances at festivals and the group’s attendance at award shows.
Meanwhile, Apink’s agency PlanA Entertainment is working with INTERPOL to find and extradite the person behind the threats. So far authorities have determined that the suspect is a 31-year old Korean-American currently living in Canada.
Translated by O.C