SuperM virtual concert to only have NCT members as EXO’s Kai is in quarantine
The K-pop supergroup SuperM is set to have an online concert titled ‘Prudential x SuperM’s Virtual Concert and Fan Meet’. It is a paid event that can be watched on Prudential’s platform on August 7 at 6 pm KST (5 am ET). There is also a dance challenge where fans can upload a dance cover on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok with hashtags #WeDO and #PRUxSuperM and win exclusive prizes like official SuperM merch. However, we might not get all of the members for the concert.
Dubbed as SuperM’s ‘cooking show’, fans had expected the virtual concert to have only the NCT members and EXO’s Kai. This is because the remaining members, SHINee’s Taemin and EXO’s Baekhyun are currently serving in the military. They did participate through a pre-recorded stage. But due to an unfortunate incident at EXO’s dorm we might not get Kai.
Kai goes into quarantine
It was revealed on August 5, which also happens to be EXO-Ls’ birthday that EXO member Xiumin had tested positive for Covid-19. And even though the rest of the members and staff had tested and gotten negative results, all of them including Kai are currently under self-quarantine. This means that Kai will not be able to attend the SuperM online concert.
We will only see four of the SuperM members, Taeyong, Ten, Lucas and Mark. They all also happen to be a part of the K-pop boy-group NCT. Furthermore, Taeyong and Mark are part of the sub-unit group NCT 127 while Ten and Lucas are a part of the sub-unit group WayV. It should also be noted that since SuperM is made up of members from pre-existing K-pop groups like SHINee, EXO and NCT, their fanbase is also very diverse.
The four NCT members did the fan meeting which was live. However, for the performance part, the stage was pre-recorded and so, we got Kai dancing with the members while Taemin and Baekhyun were present through a video backdrop.
they got baekhyun & taemin up in this bitch like the concert is set in 2070 omfg pic.twitter.com/CDXYDapYl3— sapph/semi ia (@gyulyoungho) August 7, 2021
‘It’s an SM thing’
So the news of only NCT members appearing for the SuperM concert garnered mixed reactions. Some fans joked that this seemed like a NCT concert while others sent their love and support to the missing members. Some also stated that fans should be respectful of SuperM.
One fan tweeted, “No, it's not an nct event. it is superm's virtual concert. superm ot4 event. taeyong ten lucas and mark are still superm without the hyung line.” Another tweeted, “To those who are attending the SuperM virtual concert... please give the boys all the love they deserve.” One tweeted, “Its okey , even though they are not present, my spirit is still the same as ot7.” Another tweeted, “t's not an NCT concert love, it's a SuperM concert. NCT Taeyong, Mark, Lucas and Ten, are different from SuperM Taeyong, Mark, Lucas and Ten. It's an SM thing. Deal with it.” One tweeted, “SuperM online concert but it's just NCT U.” Another tweeted, “It's not a NCT U concert!! it's a SUPERM concert, honey.”
no, it's not an nct event. it is superm's virtual concert. superm ot4 event. taeyong ten lucas and mark are still superm without the hyung line. :)— jo | SUPERM DAY (@baekingm) August 7, 2021
It's not an NCT concert love, it's a SuperM concert. NCT Taeyong, Mark, Lucas and Ten, are different from SuperM Taeyong, Mark, Lucas and Ten. ✨🦋— moon ♡ (@snowtaemin_) August 7, 2021
It's an SM thing. Deal with it.
SuperM online concert but it's just NCT U 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/nHX9I2dh1Z— Ara²³ ♡ Your full sun (@HAEHY7CK) August 7, 2021
It's not a NCT U concert!! it's a SUPERM concert, honey 🙂 pic.twitter.com/L7sjv5iati— jm // SUPERM DAY (@jeyyyeeemmm_) August 7, 2021