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Attendees Accuse KCON USA Of False Commercial, Amongst Different Points

Day one has barely begun.

KCON USA is at the moment being accused of false commercial by pageant attendees.


For the reason that preliminary artist announcement, followers have been ready in anticipation for KCON USA 2023. The three-day celebration of “all issues Hallyu” boasts a line-up together with ATEEZNCT‘s TaeyongIVE, and Stray Children.


Moreover the concert events, the conference is one other important a part of the KCON expertise.  Attendees can expertise many issues, together with meet-ups with different followers and informative panels.

Nonetheless, there have already been some points with KCON USA as its first day begins.

KCON USA first triggered worries from followers the day earlier than the festivities had been set to start with a Tweet of the occasion’s timetable. Whereas this was nothing out of the peculiar, a message mentioning that admission to the conference could possibly be restricted primarily based on capability caught consideration.

To entry the conference heart the place the conference takes place, one should undergo the everyday line expertise. Sadly, as day one progressed, a number of attendees reported that the road was so lengthy that they’d probably miss occasions inside the middle.

Many teams performing through the live performance, and several other that aren’t, are scheduled to have particular occasions through the conference.

An unannounced element of the meet & greet occasions additionally angered followers. As initially marketed by KCON, every meet & greet “A” bundle was to incorporate a hi-touch, or hi-five, with the corresponding artist.


Throughout IVE’s meet & greet occasion, followers had been shocked to see plexiglass shields positioned on stage, with the artists standing behind them.  Final yr, the meet & greets occurred equally however had been marketed as hi-waves slightly than hi-touch occasions.

Meet & greet occasions at KCON Thailand and KCON Japan didn’t embrace plexiglass separators, main followers to consider KCON USA wouldn’t both.


My first time hello contact with ateez. I miss them already #atiny #ateez #kcon2023thailand


Followers have begun calling out KCON, saying that this sudden addition to the “hi-touch” occasion is “false commercial.”

What do you suppose?

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