The hashtag “#SM_Protect_Your_Singers” which criticized the alleged poor security management during the event, soon became a trending topic on social media.
Fans spotted atleast 2 people with the laser pens?? They pointed it towards members that were near to their area. What kind of a sick joke is this..it can bring big damage to their eyes 아니시발진짜레이저쏜거야?미친건가 존나오바야눈에잘못쏘면실명되는거 아녜요?#ElyXiOndotinMacaopic.twitter.com/LTTlKtDFRD
One fan even lamented the size of the laser pen, noting that it was “as big as a 500 won coin.”
AllKpop collected some of the comments from fans condemning the act.
“Imagine buying tickets for a concert (they’d have to be pretty good, expensive ones), buying a laser pen, traveling all the way to the concert and back – going through all of this effort for a group they supposedly ‘hate’ just to do this??” one netizen wrote.
“Sick in the head. hope sm and the coordinators could protect them more,” an EXO fan expressed.
“Why the hell would anyone pay good money for concert tickets just to do something like this?! Pity Security didn’t catch them.” said another commenter.
In response to the fans’ criticisms, organizers of the concert announced a stricter rule on security, noting that only essential items will be allowed inside the venue for the group’s future performances.
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