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EXO Fans Banned from Entering ‘Inkigayo’

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2013.08.05 09:42 Mwave Grace Danbi Hong

When misbehaving fans continued to ignore staff instructions after many warnings, SBS’ Inkigayo felt the need to put its foot down.

EXO Fans Banned from Entering ‘Inkigayo’

On August 3, an announcement was posted on EXO’s official homepage, explaining that no EXO fans will be allowed into both the pre-recording and live performance of EXO’s Growl at Inkigayo starting August 4 until further notice.

There will be no separate section designated for EXO fans at Inkigayo recordings.

According to the announcement posted by the website administrator, the reason of the recent banning is due to the fact that many fans have been jaywalking in front of the broadcast station, ignoring the instructions and warning of staff and security, in order to chase after the artist vehicles following the broadcast.

The announcement also read that fans used cheering goods in a dangerous way, becoming an inconvenience for those around them.

It was said that there have been several civil complaints filed to the police about the behavior of fans.

EXO Fans Banned from Entering ‘Inkigayo’

“Not only at Inkigayo, but whenever there are pre-recordings for other broadcast stations, fans have been ignoring the instruction of staff when entering and exiting the premises, taking photos and filming videos during the recording many times, and waiting for and chasing after artist vehicles on the streets after the broadcasts," read the notice.

"Despite being banned from entering live performances and given several penalties that limit the number of fans allowed in, we are only regretful that the people who are participating in these schedules have not had a big change in behavior.”

The EXO homepage administrator hoped that fans will be on their best behavior and follow the instructions of the staff, whether as an EXO fan or a regular audience member at all music programs.

Photo Credit: SM Entertainment

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