More cheers! K-pop fans banned from clapping at Korean music show amid rising Covid-19 cases

Inkigayo forbids the public to applaud

K-pop groups are back to perform amid silent crowds! As the Covid-19 pandemic refuses to die down, Korean music show Inkigayo has taken it upon itself to curb cases by banning all forms of cheering. The move comes just months after the studio audience has recovered.

On August 5, the show announced via its official website that due to Covid-19 safety rules, which appear to have changed, live studio audiences will no longer be able to clap and shout for their K-pop bands. favorites throughout the filming process.

” In accordance with the evolution of the directives of [COVID-19] As a precaution, we inform you that shouting out loud is no longer allowed during the pre-recording or filming of the live broadcast of “Inkigayo,” the music show sternly said in a statement.

Reiterating alternative methods of showing support for artists, the statement continued, “The decision to ban loud clapping was made after lengthy debate, for the safety of artists and audiences on set, we ask that you so your understanding.We hope you will express your feelings through passionate applause instead of clapping.

It should be noted that after more than two years of the studio being closed for live audiences due to the coronavirus, Inkigayo had just opened its doors to die-hard fans on May 15 this year. And now, it looks like K-pop enthusiasts may have to reign in their enthusiasm once again if they want to be part of the crowd.

The next episode of music show Inkigayo is scheduled to air on Sunday, August 7 at 3:50 p.m. KST. What do you think of this move? Let us know

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