Wanna One held a concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of their world tour, “ONE: THE WORLD”, on July 21, 2018 where a few Wannables got into a physical fight.
The incident occurred in the standing area called PEN 3, where fans have reported numerous cases of chaos and violence.
First of all, a few concertgoers noted that PEN 3 and PEN 4 were considerably more crowded than PEN 1 and PEN 2.
— Y I X I A N (@just_yixian) July 21, 2018
Pen3 and 4 is quite crowded compared to pen1 and 2 pic.twitter.com/8Jcj9mm6se
— 180721 jaehwan noticed me (@kyunqthoo) July 21, 2018
— anyara is broke (@jkillegurl) July 21, 2018
May it be due to the crowded area, but numerous fans have shared stories of how they were pushed and shoved, even hit and punched. One particular Wannable, who has been making an effort to spread her story, has claimed that she was physically assaulted by 2 Korean fans and supported her story with images of the damage it caused.
I was No. 145 in PEN 3 at today’s Malaysia concert. There were two tall Korean girls in front of me who were holding a fan of Daniel and Jihoon’s red slogan, trying to hide their camera. Once the concert began, the two girls were holding the fan very high up to record the concert and hid the views of people behind them. So I asked them if they could lower their fan, but they pretended not to hear. Other Wannables in the standing area tried to get a hold of the staff, but the staff did not come. When it was Jihoon’s solo, the two girls suddenly came up to the Wannable next to me and began hitting her. Then they began hitting me too. I do not know this Wannable who was next to me. Then, they grabbed my hair and pushed me against the railing of PEN 3 and began hitting my head with their cell phones like crazy people. They even kicked me in the stomach with their legs. While they were hitting me for about 1 minute, I didn’t even have the strength to fight back. I was bleeding from my face and my hands at the time. I came a long ways to see the Wanna One concert and I am so depressed this unbelievable incident happened to me. If there is any Wannable in PEN 3 who saw or took any footage of this, I’d appreciate if you could send it to me.
She later posted a video to prove the incident and indicated that the sponsors and security at the concert were not doing anything while the fight was happening.
In this video, my friend got hit. After hitting her, they came for me and beat me. This is prove. pic.twitter.com/iWwWlF6z70
— No.51bae (@N51bae) July 21, 2018
She explained that the person wearing a black hat was one of the 2 Korean fans who attacked her. Meanwhile, the other Korean fan was dragging her from the other side.
Another video showing the conflict continue outside of the arena was posted. According to the Wannable, the two Korean fans who assaulted her did not agree to go to the police station with them and tried to hit her again.
here is the situation outside the venue when we were trying to negotiate with them. If they believed they are the victims, then why they refused to go to the police statin with us? THEY TREID TO HIT US AGAIN OUTSIDE THE VENUE! pic.twitter.com/NQie1ZD8Kv
— No.51bae (@N51bae) July 21, 2018
Meanwhile, one of the 2 Korean fans who allegedly assaulted the Wannable has shared their own account, claiming it was the Wannable who had attacked them first.
She also posted images of the damage that the Wannable had apparently caused.
Netizens seem to be largely divided into international netizens, who have been supporting the claim of the Wannable, and Koren netizens, who have been defending the accused Korean fan that goes by the nickname “MilkyWayBoy”.
bringing a camera in is already breaking the rules. the least you could do is to be discreet & not compromise others' enjoyment of the concert. everyone paid, everyone is equal. what makes you better than the others? just because you have a camera? utter bullshit.
— lmao it's mao (@maomaochoong) July 21, 2018
카메라 들고 시야방해했다고 먼저 폭행한게 잘한짓은 아니잖아요 외퀴년들아 글고 그쪽도 카메라 들고다니는 홈마라매ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
— for훈지 (@forhoonji) July 21, 2018
“You foreigners didn’t exactly do right by assaulting the Korean girls first just because they were blocking your view with their camera. And by the way, I heard you guys were filming the concert too.”
stop acting like a victim. You start the fight first. Also why do you refuse to go to the police and explain things to them？This tells a lot.
— Cecilia19mxc (@cecilia19mxc) July 21, 2018
Fucking Foreigner 🙁 They hit each other.
So Shut up !
외퀴들 별 지랄지랄을 다하네, 같이 때렸다잖아;; 영어필요하면 니들이 해석해 .밀웨보가 일방적으로 때린거로 몰아간거 사과해
— 꾸야 (@Jihoonkiyomi) July 21, 2018
“Fucking Foreigner 🙁 They hit each other.
So Shut up !
Fucking foreigners are causing all sorts of sh*t, they all hit each other;; If you need English, translate it for yourself. Apologize to MilkyWayBy for accusing her of a one-sided assault.”
if you didn't do anything wrong why did you refuse to go to the police station?
— sophie (@minhyunist) July 21, 2018
아니 외퀴들ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ진짴ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅈ논리봐ㄲㅋㅋㅋ얘들아 경찰 안따라간게 외국인 따라 가서 입장 표명하기엔 불리하고 어려운 상황이니까 그건 니들 사정~외국인카드 쓰네~ 이 지랄하더니 니들 한국어 못하는건 우리 사정이니? 케이팝할꺼면 한글부터 떼고와ㅠ 떼거지로 와서 무조건 떽떽이지말구ㅠ
— 강박증🌙 (@MYEveryThinG_52) July 21, 2018
“Damn foreigners look at their logic. They didn’t go to the police because it’s difficult and disadvantageous for them to follow a foreigner to the police station and explain their side of the story. You keep saying that’s your problem~ or saying it’s a foreigner’s excuse~ but is the fact that you guys can’t speak Korean our problem too? If you’re going to do K-Pop, go and learn some Korean first. And stop gaining up on us and bothering us without knowing the facts.”
Meanwhile, many other concertgoers have also reported seeing the violence and chaos that was occurring in the infamous PEN 3.
I do admit that pen 3 was really horrible. I saw a korean put a pack of ice cubes on her head like she just got a hard hit by someone.
and also this is my first watching wanna one’s concert from extd stage. The struggle was real when the boys came closer, sigh.
— 🐻지훈아함께 (@withjihoona) July 21, 2018
ok rant again, so i was pen3 near the extended stage around the 3rd(?) row and o m g i have never felt so attacked in a concert before, the fans around me were literally pinching, scratching (they used their nails to dig into my skin) , pulling my hair and –
— 𝓬𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓽 ♡ 최승철 (@scocraps) July 22, 2018