Earlier today, A.C.E‘s company BEAT Interactive released an unexpected statement regarding their K:CONTACT 3 meet and greet event, scheduled for later the same day.
Hello, this is BEAT Interactive. The KCON:TACT 3 Meet & Greet, which was scheduled to take place on March 26, has been cancelled due to the artist’s personal reasons. We’ll be discussing the cancelled program with the hosting company and keeping you updated on what we decide. We apologize to the fans who looked forward to the event. Thank you.
–BEAT Interactive via Twitter
The announcement, posted at 12:41 AM KST, raised some concern among fans: not only was it posted at a surprising time, it is also quite vague, simply stating “personal reasons” as explanation for the cancellation.
I'm so stuck inbetween "it's personal, we should respect that and if they want to talk about they'll do at the right time" and "I'm worrying to death because I don't know what is going on and how bad the situation is" 😔😔💔
— 아리 🦋🎤 (@aquiIaria) March 26, 2021
Due to these concerns, their fans, CHOICE, took to Twitter to send them words of support by using the hashtag #ChoiceWillStandByACE.
Let’s send to @official_ACE7 some love and positive messages to let them know Choice are always here for them ❤️❤️
Don't forget to use the the hashtag #ChoiceWillStandByACE#ACE #에이스 pic.twitter.com/NyYNbg37zS
— Choice Updates 🌟 (@ChoiceUpdates) March 26, 2021
Their response was overwhelmingly positive, even though they must be quite upset and confused about the cancellation.
— lotte 🍀 (@csyzygy0) March 26, 2021
We have been through a lot together but we are always here stronger than before. We will always protect you, we will always be there for you.
A.C.E and CHOICE is a PROMISE.#ChoiceWillStandByAce pic.twitter.com/l06ONhHscA
— chiara 🌟 (@dionysusvjun) March 26, 2021
Some fans are also using this as an opportunity to remember good times they’ve spent with the group and their favorite videos!
maybe we can not see each other right now because of the current situation, maybe we can not see each other ever again
but DON'T forget that distance is not an impediment for choice since we love you no matter what❤️
— lushia 💜 a.c.e 🥔🦋 (@redjunhee) March 26, 2021
— favoriteboyfriends (@favoritebfriend) March 26, 2021
Remember sleepy A.C.E singing TVXQ Love in the Ice at 2 am and sounding extremely good. In this house we stan vocal kings 🎤👑@official_ACE7 | #ACE | #에이스 | #ChoiceWillStandByACEpic.twitter.com/3pqif08rN5
— 🎲 • 𝙻𝚞 • 𝙰.𝙲.𝙴 • 🍀 (@DalmolinLL) March 26, 2021
While many fans are hoping that BEAT Interactive will release further clarification, they are making sure the group knows that they have their fans’ support for this sudden decision.
We’re still trending!! @official_ACE7 Choice truly love and adore you in every single way! You make us so proud and we are all honoured and grateful to be your fans 💛 #ChoiceWillStandByACE pic.twitter.com/mJl6CiDHsZ
— Liz✨ (@_RapperChannie) March 26, 2021
You can find the original statement and tweet below.
— BEAT INTERACTIVE (@BEATINT0505) March 26, 2021