CEBU CITY, Philippines — SM Seaside City Cebu management has launched an investigation into reports that a viewer of Kpop group BLACKPINK’s tour in Manila next year stood in line when buying tickets at their store. on Sunday, November 20.
SM Seaside City Cebu released an official statement on Sunday about the “Viral Singitan” issue that allegedly took place at their mall.
Mall management, in turn, said it would investigate the reports.
“SM Store does not tolerate unfair preferential treatment for ticket sales,” reads the mall’s official statement.
SM Seaside City Cebu also said employees who allegedly facilitated the customer before those who lined up for tickets will be included in the investigation.
“We have also spoken to Blackpink fans who originally brought the matter to our attention to resolve the issue,” they added.
A concertgoer and four others have drawn the ire of netizens on social media after receiving “special treatment” when buying tickets for BLACKPINK’s concert in Manila.
According to some Tweets, the group of spectators got ahead of the queue of fans who went to the mall as early as 5 a.m.
Some of the reports circulating on social media also said that a mall official facilitated the group ahead of those who arrived to queue early in the morning.
BLACKPINK, one of K-pop’s hottest girl groups, will host the Philippines leg of their world tour on March 25-26. The venue will be the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
General ticket sales began last Sunday. Spectators can purchase them online or at SM Tickets stores.
Prices vary between P3,000 and P19,450.
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