Legions of Onces came out in numbers to bid Twice (트와이스) goodbye following the cancellation of their “TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park”.
The concert, which was supposed to take place tonight (Saturday, 28th July) at Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam, was abruptly called off by JYP Entertainment. The label cited “safety issues” as the main reason but did not elaborate.
China Press reported that the authorities “found out the stage base was tilted after setting up and it’s due to the stage prop and LED too heavy so they cancelled it as safety is most important“.
Knowing that their idols were flying off today, Ones showed up at the Malaysian airport hours before Twice arrived. Clearly touched by the fandom’s dedication, Sana and Dahyun were in tears. Mina also bowed in appreciation. Beside them, Nayeon was seen holding out a pink paper with a slogan specially for the fans.
Several fans also pointed out on social media that the entire group from Twice decided to pay tribute to their Malaysian fans with a simple gesture by wrapping batik cloths around their body. “It’s kinda like a symbol, how they embraced Malaysian culture even if just a part of it in the short amount of time that they were there,” @MlNACHAEYU commented.
Sana also took to the group’s Instagram to personally apologies and send out her sympathies to Onces who have invested their time and money by flying into Malaysia. She admitted that Twice was slightly embarrassed by this mishap but hope to return to our local shores again and perform for fans. Her post was accompanied by a cute selfie snap.
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우리 말레이시아 원스 여러분 연습생때 왔었던 말레이시아에 꼭 언젠가 다시 오고 싶었는데 데뷔를 하고 이번에 트와이스로서는 처음으로 오게되어서 공연장에서 여러분을 만날 생각에 정말 설레고 기다려왔던 오늘이 어제 갑작스럽게 취소가 되어 저도 정말 너무 당황스러웠어요. 무엇보다 우리를 어제까지도 아마 나와 같은 마음으로 기다려주던 우리 말레이시아 원스들 너무 너무 미안해요… 다른 나라에서 우리 볼려고 말레이시아까지 와준 원스들도 있었죠? 미안해요… 원스들과 함께 말레이시아에서 우리의 첫 추억을 만들고 싶었고 정말 함께 행복하고 싶었는데… 이번에는 우리 트와이스 멤버들, 그리고 내일 보러와주실 원스여러분들한테 혹시나 안좋은 일이 생기지않게 안전을 제일로 생각하고 우리 모두를 위해서 결정이 된 일인거 이해 해주셨으면 너무 감사하겠고 조금이라도 빠른 날에 여러분들을 만날 수 있게 우리도 열심히 할게요! 원스 마음이 우리 마음인거 아시죠?? 다음에 만날 때 더더 행복한 시간, 추억 만들어드리겠다고 약속하겠습니다! 사랑하는 우리 말레이시아 원스들 다시한번 정말 미안하고 사랑해요 Saya sayang awak ㅜㅜ❤︎ TWICE SANAADVERTISEMENT
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TWICE stayed around the area for a good 1 minute+ to bid farewell ?
Sana and Dahyun cried and Mina bowed to us. Nayeon gotten the slogan as well
— SK (@SubjectKpop) July 28, 2018
Twice waving us goodbye while wearing kain batik ??
We’re crying together.. THIS IS SO HEARTBREAKING ??
Never in my fangirl life i cried seeing idols but today… ??? #TWICELANDinMY pic.twitter.com/BfOOnewvoK
— ? Sheila Lee 이쉴라 ? (@sheila_lee1a) July 28, 2018
i cant believe i cried infront of twice because i saw sana and dahyun crying. that showed that twice really wanted to perform for us but due to safety reasons, they couldnt & they also kept apologising. ?? my heart ? #TWICELANDinKL #ONCELOVETWICE @JYPETWICE pic.twitter.com/ZUw6cClZoy
— ): (@minatosexi) July 28, 2018
Both IME Malaysia and Twice themselves have assured fans of their return. As for the time and place – that is still up in the air.