K-pop rookie group D-Crunch (디크런치) was initially scheduled to perform at the Korea-Kuwait Diplomatic Relations’ 40th anniversary concert on Sunday (27th October).

However, the organiser decided to pull them out of the concert at the 11th hour. There was no official statement. But it was highly speculated that the cancellation of their appearance was due reports that the members are gay. This was deemed unsuitable and against the public’s standard morals.

Source: KCRUSH

The band members came on stage to apologise to all their fans for not being able to perform. “Sorry for not showing you our performances. We will come back soon. We will see you again! Thank you so much, everyone,” said one of the members of the 9-member boy band.

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Some of the boys were also seen having difficulty holding back their tears, as all of them looked very shocked and very puzzled upon receiving this disheartening news. According to Gulf News, local TV personality Yousef Al Saleh recalled the whole incident by saying, “You can tell that D-Crunch was physically upset and devastated.”

He also added that the concert was supposed to be a free event for all K-fans to enjoy modern and traditional Korean music. In addition, there was no specific reason on the cancellation, but to quote Koreaboo, it looked like “most authorities wanted to forget what had happened”.

Asian Junkie reported that Kuwaitian online media outlet Al Majliss published a clip of the group at the airport. The publication further stated that “a number of sources suggest that the ban took place after several of the band members appeared in circumstances against public morals of Al Kuwait during their previous performances and songs.” 

Additionally, words also started to spread that the band members are homosexual or appeared to be gay. As reported by local news Foochia.com, Kuwaitian citizens have been referring to them as gays. This leads to inaccurate information given to the Minister of Mass Media and Information.

Despite being overwhelmed with disappointment following the rumours as well as the cancellation of the event, D-Crunch still managed to express their gratitude by thanking all the fans and people of Kuwait for their warm hospitality. They also added that they will comeback soon to meet their fans again.

 

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[#D_CRUNCH] Thanks everyone for your hospitality! We love you too and Some day We will definitely come back to meet you again. Love you all♥ #Kuwait #Thanks_to_all_my_people

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We hope they can continue to stay strong for their beloved fans.

Sources: Koreaboo, AllKpop.

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Syahrul Ramadan
Graduated with a major in K-pop studies... (lol jk 😆)