Monsta X's US PR team slammed for charging $150 for 20-second virtual chat, fans call firm greedy clowns
Fans are asked to pay $150 for 20 seconds of conversation with just one member of the band, along with live streaming of the show and a couple of goodies
The K-pop band Monsta X had announced a while ago that they would be performing for fans through their virtual concert 'From Seoul With Luv' on July 25. While fans were eagerly waiting to witness their favorite boy band perform, the fee for the virtual meet and greet has left many severely disappointed.
Monsta X’s official site announced on Twitter today (June 24), "TICKET PACKAGES ARE HERE! #MONSTAX... LIVE FROM SEOUL WITH LUV #MonstaXLiveWithLuv.Tickets Go On Sale Friday June 26 at 8am ET/9pm KST at. tp://LiveXLive.com/MonstaX. GET READY #MONBEBE @livexlive."
Fans are asked to pay $150 for 20 seconds of conversation with one member of the band, along with the live streaming of the show and a couple of goodies. This comes with the VIP Bundles package, which is in limited quantity. No other option offers a meet and greet with the singers. Clearly, it isn’t serving the K-pop fans well as they soon appeared on Twitter to call out the band's US PR team Eshy for charging a large sum of money from the band's beloved fans, only for a few seconds of chat with the band members.
One fan wrote, “Monsta x needs a new us pr team. Like are y’all serious. $150 FOR 20 SECONDS!!? F***ing clowns if you think that’s fine for ONE MEMBER??!! If I wanna talk to two members I’ll have to pay $300. Then watch the merch be these. Don’t nobody want that." Several fans have noted that at this price, their interaction with the band members or rather one member, would be over even before it could begin.
While one wrote, "I saw someone say the amount of time used to design the merch is the same amount of time for the meet & greet (20 seconds) and I almost died laughing." And, another fan tweeted, “Wait the mx meet and greet is with ONE member only???? for 20 seconds???? shut the f**k. I hate starship ESTABLISHING A CONNECTION WOULD TAKE A 1/4th OF THE TIME.” One joked, “It was already me that it was very little 20 dollars, we 150 for 20 seconds with a single member, I will just say hello and goodbye and there are gone my 20 seconds." However, some fans who just couldn’t resist meeting Monsta X have stated that they would buy the tickets despite the high charges. “My life advice is to never start liking kpop because my kpop boys just dropped a $150 ticket where u get to talk to ONE member for 20 SECONDS and i’m considering it,” wrote one K-pop fan.