Actress Son Tae-young, who won the 2016 Mellon Music Awards, drew criticism from fans for setting up her children at singers’ positions.
On December 1st, “2018 Melon Music Awards” was held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. It was a time to look back at the artists and music products that were loved the most during the year.
Momoland, , Hong Jin Young, dancers, (G)I-DLE, The Boyz, Apink, Roy Kim, iKON, , BTOB, Bolbbalgan4, Mamamoo, Wanna One, BTS, etc – the singers who lighted up the music industry filled their seats.
There were two children wearing official necklaces at the event. The children watched the awards ceremony together at the place where singers gathered. The two children are known as Son Tae Young’s son and nephew.
On Dec. 2nd, Son Tae-young posted the pictures on her Instagram along with the caption “I hope you have a good memory, my dear♡“. The children even posed at the Photowall and took pictures with boy group iKON.
The majority of fans couldn’t understand the situation. They said, “I don’t think it makes sense that there are kids sitting on the stage that has nothing to do with them. It’s the stage that the artists have to work so hard to be able to stand on”, “Are you looking down on us fans and our artists? It’s the seats for artists to enjoy the stage and be closer to their fans who came to congratulate their idols”, “The act of letting the kids sit there is pure ignorance to the artists. Some artists don’t even have the chance to go up there, and the kids are happily seated there just because their parents have connections.”
However, the controversy continues. Photos of children are circulating around online communities. Internet users are asking Son Tae-young for a feedback, not deletion of the post.
Source: Sports Trend