On the night of October 29, the streets of Itaewon – the destination for parties in Seoul, South Korea – were filled with people as the city entered its first mask-free Halloweekeend since the COVID-19 disease. With tens of thousands of people flooding the streets, a narrow street was packed to the point where witnesses said it was difficult to move or breathe, resulting in a deadly stampede in which more than 150 people were killed. people who died.
As written, 154 people are dead and 149 injured. The families and friends of the victims do not know that their loved ones are missing and the authorities are investigating the incident. President Yoon Seok-youl announced a period of national mourning until November 5, with many events canceled or postponed to a later date.
Gucci, which was originally scheduled to present its “Cosmogonie” collection at Gyeongbokgung Palace on November 1, announced that the show has now been cancelled. The house took to Instagram, writing, “We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all the victims of the accident in Itaewon, Seoul South Korea.”
Dior, which has tapped into the Korean market like many other fashion brands by naming BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and Cha Eunwoo as brand ambassadors, has then took to Instagram to send his condolences to South Korea.
pushBUTTON, a local brand that was originally expected to show its Summer 2023 collection on November 3, postponed the event a day later.
K-pop artists and companies have also canceled their events. SM Entertainment — home of ESPA, NCT, EXO, SHINee, Girls’ Generation and many more — has canceled its popular Halloween staff party. Meanwhile, BTS’s management company HYBE Corporation wrote in an email to reporters that it will postpone the company’s public announcement, which was originally scheduled for November 4. M Countdown and Music Bank This week’s concerts have been canceled, while YG Entertainment — BLACKPINK’s home — released a statement, saying that all of its promotions have been postponed. schedule and launch dates for its artists.
Social media has since been flooded with messages of grief, with stars such as BTS, BLACKPINK, Tottenham Hotspur player Son Heungmin and many others expressing their condolences on Instagram.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the accident in Itaewon. All missing person reports in Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu can be referred to 02-2199-8660, 02-2199-8664~8678, 02-2199-5165~5168 or 120 Dasan Call Center. Self-reports can be made on the third floor at the Hannam-dong Community Service Center.
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