K-pop group Seventeen perform at the 2018 Mama show in Hong Kong. The annual K-pop awards show will skip Hong Kong because of the continuing anti-government protests, a music industry source says. Photo: Mama

Hong Kong protests the reason top K-pop awards show skipping the city, music industry source says

  • Mama ceremony has been staged in Hong Kong every year since 2012, as well as in other Asian cities, but organiser decided on a single show in Japan this year
  • While the cancellation was known, this is the first time a source with direct knowledge of the matter has confirmed anti-government protests are the reason
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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K-pop group Seventeen perform at the 2018 Mama show in Hong Kong. The annual K-pop awards show will skip Hong Kong because of the continuing anti-government protests, a music industry source says. Photo: Mama
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