Crush talked about the controversy that started when he didn’t give high-fives to people in the foreign audience during the performance.
On October 10, Crush wrote a long post on Instagram that said, “I am posting this in the hopes that the situation that happened yesterday at the ‘2022 SOMEDAY PLEROMA‘ festival won’t cause more confusion.”
On October 9, Crush performed at the “2022 SOMEDAY PLEROMA” event at Yonsei University’s open-air theater.
Crush, who sang “Beautiful” during the performance, continued to communicate with the audience watching the stage by holding hands with high-fives.
After that, a foreign audience that couldn’t hold Crush’s hand at the time posted a video on Twitter that said, “I’ve never seen discrimination like this in my whole life. Especially since he was my favorite artist, it hurts so much. The fact that this happened to us personally broke my heart “.
In response to the claim, Crush issued an apology a few hours later, writing in both Korean and English: “Everyone, I just wanted to talk about the issue of how the audience interacted with my performance last night at the 2022 SOMEDAY PLEROMA festival.
I’d been gone for about two years, and being able to perform on stage with my dearest fans in the audience was such a special and long-awaited moment that I naturally walked toward the crowd and reached out to them.
To avoid more confusion, I’d like to say that I couldn’t give high-fives to fans in certain sections because it was unsafe. Fans were getting too close to the fences separating the audience from the stage, and I saw that people in the front row were being pushed against the fence, so I made a quick decision not to approach for the safety of my fans.
I’m sorry for any confusion that my actions may have caused. I love all of my fans, and I wouldn’t choose between them or favor anyone “.