Due to safety concerns with the venue, JYP Entertainment was forced to abruptly cancel TWICE’s TWICELAND Fantasy Park concert in Kuala Lumpur less than 24 hours before the scheduled show.
According to Malaysian media sources, the concert was cancelled due to the unstable stage that could not be fixed in the short time they had.
IME promised TWICE will definitely come back to Malaysia for their concert however no confirmed date yet
— SK (@SubjectKpop) July 28, 2018
Fans were obviously concerned for the members, who had expressed their excitement to finally perform for their fans in Malaysia for the first time.
But some noted that many fans had flown to Malaysia from overseas just to see TWICE.
I feel sorry for those who traveled in other country for twiceland, but yeah safety comes first
— SANA-Yaaah 🐿🇪🇸 (@FioKirstin) July 27, 2018
And while the organizers promised that fans would be able to receive full refunds for their tickets, those who had to travel would likely be unable to recover any flight and hotel fees.
@imemalaysia im still mad. Many onces organize event for d-day. Booked hotel and flight. Some also made a cake for Twice. Momo's parent also came to KL to watch them. And bcause your poor management you bring a shame on
malaysian. SHAME !!#TWICELANDinMY
— Nothing Much (@nothingm42) July 27, 2018
But despite the chaos from the past few hours, ONCEs have remained incredibly mature and put the safety and feelings of TWICE over their own problems.
Take a deep breathe everyone.. and just enjoy this clip…bye booked hotel and flight..i will be playing pubg this weekend then…Safety first… #TWICELand2inSG #TWICELANDinKL #트와이스 #TWICELANDinMY #TWICE pic.twitter.com/d7qYXRvCQM
— Gabby Isidro (@horcruxes77) July 27, 2018
After taking some time to process the devastating news, ONCEs quickly sprung into action.
All ONCEs around me are crying now 😭😭😭😭
— 🍀💃🍭🇰🇷💙🇲🇾🥤Bowleo 진보량 (@BowleoTan) July 27, 2018
In fact, many made light of a bad situation and immediately started planning to make sure the members knew that ONCEs weren’t blaming them in any way.
Its so heartbreaking to see ppl distributing their freebies at the airport💔even tho i’m not Once, but i do support their songs and i know how heartbreaking and furious Onces feel. Me as a wannable has always been upset with that shitty organizer since w1 fm on jan #TWICELANDinMY
— 사랑해옹~ (@ongddeongwu95) July 28, 2018
We already infront of VIP lounge. The place are behind the counter D and nearby CIMB FOREX
Level 5 departure Hall at KLIA
And SHOUT SARANGHAE during TWICE arrived with slogan pic.twitter.com/oVrT0mGtqH
— 🍀💃🍭🇰🇷💙🇲🇾🥤Bowleo 진보량 (@BowleoTan) July 28, 2018
— Dahyun International Fan Union (@DahyunIntUnion) July 28, 2018
To show their love and support, many ONCEs waited at the airport in Malaysia for TWICE with slogans and support chants ready.
ONCES waiting at the airport pic.twitter.com/nf7p5ZMnTg
— G.O (@pinkot9) July 28, 2018
— naomi •ᴗ• (@twicebaes) July 28, 2018
— Peisqo (@Peisqo1) July 28, 2018
Fans even showed their love for TWICE with fanchants to TWICE’s many hit songs.
— Tzudeng (@Tzu_Deng) July 28, 2018
At this side we’re playing DTNA and singing tgt lol pic.twitter.com/pLBvu3Q6pM
— dre (@thanksic) July 28, 2018
fanchant in airport pic.twitter.com/EN5BaKrRL9
— Salted Purple Fish (@ztothek) July 28, 2018
Rather than dwell on an unfortunate situation and complain, ONCEs are making sure to ensure TWICE knows they are loved! What a mature and reasonable response!
I admire Malaysian onces for being so kind and still positive about this whole situation. 🙌🏻 Thank you for understanding. Cheer up! I hope y’all see Twice at the airport today!🙏🏼❤️#TWICELANDinKL #TWICELANDinMY pic.twitter.com/Yxy2qCM1la
— 🍈🍞Nicole loves jeongyeon (@laurgasm) July 28, 2018