K-Pop Star AleXa Holds Minute’s Silence for Itaewon Crowd Crush Victims at Los Angeles Tour Stop

To which the world and the Korean entertainment industry react tragedy that crushes people in Seoul’s Itaewon neighborhood in South Korea, Alexa took a moment out of his turn to remember those lost.

At her concert Sunday at Los Angeles’ Avalon Hollywood, the final date of AleXa’s First Meet & Live Tour in the US, the star asked for a minute’s silence to pay respect to the victims.

“As you probably know, like millions of others around the world, I am saddened and quite devastated to hear what happened in Itaewon recently in Korea,” the 25-year-old told the crowd. “Many bright, young stars, many young lives were lost in this tragedy that will forever go down in history as one of the worst things to happen in modern times in Korea. It will forever change the lives of people , the famous, friends, family and their loved ones. I kindly ask that we observe a minute’s silence here together out of respect for all the victims and all the lives lost in the tragedy.”

The stage then went dark, minus a video screen with the phrase “Pray for Itaewon” glowing for the entire moment.

AleXa’s Korean label ZB Label as well announced on Sunday that they would temporarily postpone the planned campaign schedule for the singer’s upcoming Girls Gone Vogue EP. Earlier this month Billboard revealed that the new EP together with the new single “Back in Vogue” would be released on Nov. 10 as the first new musical since the Oklahoma-raised star won the first season of NBC’s American singing competition. There is no clear indication if the release date will change at press time, but ZB Label shared that “detailed changes to the schedule will be announced through a separate announcement.” The company added, “our deepest condolences to the victims, the bereaved families and those affected by the heartbreaking tragedy.”

AleXa joins those who PSY, THE ENHYPE, Jessi and more K-pop stars that have shared their condolences with victims of the tragedy that left more than 150 dead and prompted a week-long period of national mourning in South Korea. AleXa and ZB Label also join the dozens of artists and labels who choose to do so withhold or cancel promotional plans and new music in light of the tragedy.

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