EXOLs Call for EXO's Miyagi Concert's Cancellation Due to Radiation Concerns
BanSeok Shin, July 22, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
EXO fans are worried about the health of the group during their tour 'EXO PLANET #5 - EXplOration'. Part of the tour will take place in Japan towards the end of this year, however many fans are calling for the cancellation of one of these concerts due to concerns over radiation exposure. EXO is scheduled to perform at the Miyagi region's Sekisui Heim Super Arena December 20th-22nd.
Due to the region's proximity (roughly 120 km/ 74 miles) to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which suffered extensive damage from a 9.0 earthquake and the following tsunami, back in 2011, resulting in the worst nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Radiation leaks from the Fukushima disaster infamously, has and continues to affect the surrounding areas, including the ocean, and as a result fans are worried about EXO also being exposed to radition during their 3-day concert in the Miyagi region. The hashtag #SM_엑소_미야기콘_최소해 (meaning "SM, cancel EXO's Miyagi concert") has be circulating on social media. SM has just to respond to fan concerns over the matter. Do you think fans' concerns are justified, or do you think they are just being over cautious?