Bear with me, this post is rushed and just a brief summary to alert Western fandom.
Some of you may have noticed that many of the Infinite fansites, from the infinite- homes to 0609- as well as Runaway, wonderboy7, loco-l.com have gone into what they call ‘rest mode.’ Others have closed down entirely. Some of their official twitters, as many of you may follow, have changed their display pictures into this:
You may be wondering what it means, or maybe you’re not. But for those of you wondering, this is just a brief notice so you’re not completely lost while this situation explodes.
Apple in Korean is 사과 (sa-gwa), which is also the same word for ‘apology.’ They are demanding an apology from Woollim in regards to the company’s behavior towards Infinite’s fandom.
I don’t believe any translations are up just yet about the news article or blog entries regarding all of Woollim’s actions, so I’ll just say in this post that Woollim has been mistreating Infinite’s fandom for a long, long time. Only, now the situation has finally been noticed by the media and is getting the coverage it deserves.
I’m hoping to translate the fandom’s ‘formal’ demand for an apology shortly, along with a chronological account of the situation as I know it. But I hope this clears up the situation, or at least alerts you to what’s going on.
Reblogs would be appreciated, thank you.