3:32 pm - 08/16/2019

Chungha and Oneus are unable to attend KCON LA this weekend due to visa issues

We regret to inform you that due to visa issues out of our control, CHUNG HA and ONEUS will be unable to attend KCON LA this year. We are very shocked at this unexpected and unfortunate news, and are doing our best to ensure that your KCON experience remains an enjoyable one.

source: kconusa
ashdevilrun23 16th-Aug-2019 01:48 pm (UTC)
they’re so late to announce it yikes
..wait isn’t chungha Texan
theweebdream 16th-Aug-2019 01:56 pm (UTC)
Wait for real?? This made me laugh, Texas seems like the most random state for a Korean to be from even though I know a Korean from Texas...
ashdevilrun23 16th-Aug-2019 02:20 pm (UTC)
Apparently she lived there for like 8 years.... Texas is so random to me too lol
I only found out cause of this vid 😂
lizanka23 16th-Aug-2019 02:19 pm (UTC)
i thought she just lived in texas for a few years and that she's actually a korean citizen? also i think there is a boy group idol that's from texas too

edit: actually just looked it up and apparently twice's mina was born in texas. interesting. and a couple of idols from now disbanded groups have lived in texas but it's definitely not as common to see idols from there compared to NY/NJ and California

Edited at 2019-08-16 02:43 pm (UTC)
sheisagentleman 16th-Aug-2019 03:15 pm (UTC)
mina is TEXAN ?!/?/!
lizanka23 16th-Aug-2019 03:22 pm (UTC)
yeah she was born in San Antonio but apparently moved to Japan when she was a toddler, so I don't know how long she's lived there

Edited at 2019-08-16 03:23 pm (UTC)
carazhan 16th-Aug-2019 06:12 pm (UTC)
yeah onces (and twice themselves) always tease her about being 'american' even though she seemingly has little interest/exposure to the culture. iirc she has to give up her american citizenship this year though, since japan doesn't allow permanent dual-citizenships.
u_know 17th-Aug-2019 01:50 am (UTC)
yupp she lived in* Dallas

Edited at 2019-08-17 01:51 am (UTC)
lil_poisonfrog 17th-Aug-2019 06:35 pm (UTC)
She was born in Korea but lived in TX for like 8 years
theweebdream 16th-Aug-2019 01:56 pm (UTC)
Major yikes, one of the biggest names at Kcon can’t make it. NAGL
lizanka23 16th-Aug-2019 02:23 pm (UTC)
that sucks for the people who went just to see her. why announce it so late though? does it take that long for the visa to get approved? there are probably more criteria and restrictions now because of trump. also interesting that mamamoo are coming but their labelmate oneus isn't able to

Edited at 2019-08-16 02:44 pm (UTC)
nekokonneko 16th-Aug-2019 02:39 pm (UTC)
I thought Chungha would at least be a green card holder. Guess not. Between NY and LA, there's been a record number of no-shows due to visa issues this year
juhli 16th-Aug-2019 03:21 pm (UTC)
Chungha was one of the biggest names on that line-up, this sucks so much for the concert-goers that primarily bought the tickets for her.
thebloomroom 16th-Aug-2019 03:25 pm (UTC)
Im glad im not going bc id be pissed
u_know 17th-Aug-2019 01:51 am (UTC)
juhli Also RBW's statement16th-Aug-2019 03:25 pm (UTC)

daynr 16th-Aug-2019 04:14 pm (UTC)
oh man, that sucks. I expect she was a green card holder at one point, but she's probably been gone long enough that she had to give it up/lost it. (my immigration law is dated, but you can lose them if you don't live here.)

If I was going, I would be pissed. And she must be disappointed, because I expect kcon would be fun for her.
u_know 17th-Aug-2019 01:52 am (UTC)
Yeah I think you're only allowed to be out of the country for a max of 6mos (180 days) at a time.
hallyujah 17th-Aug-2019 09:55 am (UTC)
Yea she hasn't been resident in America for a long time, no way she'd have a Greencard (anymore) tbh. Looks like another sloppily organized KCON. I wonder if they'll even agree to issue refunds (and have insurance possibly help cover losses) or if those attendees are stuck.
rosevael 16th-Aug-2019 04:54 pm (UTC)
That sucks
rainstormraider 16th-Aug-2019 06:30 pm (UTC)
Isn’t Chungha at least a green card holder? I thought she had an American passport tbh.
u_know 17th-Aug-2019 01:54 am (UTC)
You're only really allowed to be out of the country for 6mos at a time. I'm sure at some point she had to choose between her career and flying back.
cosmicdaze 17th-Aug-2019 02:11 am (UTC)
so glad i ended up not going to kcon this year because i would’ve only been going for her (and ateez since i randomly started stanning them super hard lmao) and i would’ve been livid
lil_poisonfrog 17th-Aug-2019 06:37 pm (UTC)
Ppl are saying that even though Chungha was here this year for SXSW, she would've had to apply for another Visa bc Kcon is a separate event. And ig there's a huge backlog in applications rn (bc of Trump) that's effecting everyone's ability to get them. So either she didn't apply in time or perhaps it's ppl on her team
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