The day after the grand finale of SBS KPOPSTAR was scheduled to be the showcase screening of SMTown’s new movie <I Am.>. Since there was no official release regarding the attendees, it had fans eagerly anticipating if their favourite artists would show up. However, the showcase was cancelled at the very last minute and only a few artists turned up. Fans raged and expressed their disappointment with the organisers.Likewise, many BoA fans were disappointed with BoA’s no-show.
The next day, BoA tweeted “I’m currently in the midst of an overseas schedule that’s why I couldn’t go for the premiere of I AM.. ㅜㅜ But since I’m here for a good cause, I’ll do it well and return.. Spent almost the whole day in a long haul flight ㅜㅜ long flight made me exhausted );”
This drew many replies from fans such as “You must be very tired since you didn’t have any rest after KPOPSTAR ended”, “BoA not only has a pretty face but also a beautiful heart”, and “Please take care of your health, you barely recovered from a cold T-T”.
The production crew of KBS <Road For Hope> tweeted a picture of BoA with the caption “Star of Asia, BoA! Spotted in India! It’s already 40 degrees at 9am. Unfamiliar place where it is so hot such that the body cannot adjust.. In the midst of that we’re going to meet the kids now”.
Child Fund Korea then tweeted the same picture with the caption “Star of Asia, BoA! Spotted in India! It’s already 40 degrees at 9am. Unfamiliar place where it is so hot such that the body cannot adjust…On location with Child Fund together with 2012 KBS <Road For Hope> India edition~ Please give us your support!”
In collaboration with the UN, KBS <Road For Hope> is a program where celebrities visit a country that requires aid and offers help. It is a project that aims to bring about peace and reconciliation between humans via ‘support’ and ‘advocacy’. Many famous celebrities such as Lee Byeong Hun, Lee Si Young and Daniel Henney have went on the show previously.
Although many fans cried that it was an unknown schedule, a teaser was actually posted on KBS <Road For Hope>’s official me2day on 27th April, stating “Star of Asia, BoA! Will be leaving to meet the marginalised kids of Sivakasi, India. To BoA who is taking each step half excited and half fearful, please send some crazy support messages!” It has been rumoured that BoA will return to Korea on the 5th of May. The air date for this episode has also not been confirmed.
All translation and article writeup credits to therlynn.