Feeling guilty for being unable to finish their stage at the 2018 Lotte Duty Free Family Festival, BLACKPINK provided BLINKs with a special treat.
— OFFICIAL BLINK (@ygofficialblink) June 23, 2018
While performing their stage yesterday, the group was suddenly cut off and rushed backstage. Although the announcer explained they would return to finish their set, they never did.
To apologize for the mix-up, the group provided ice cream to fans who attended their MBC Show! Music Core recording.
BLACKPINK was sorry about the incident yesterday at Lotte Family Concert and they prepared Ice Cream for the fans and said that they will work harder today pic.twitter.com/TW9bOMFdsr
— XT (๑･ᴗ･๑) 뚜두뚜두 (@poopheyy) June 23, 2018
Each fan received their own cup, which was topped with a sticker that read “DDU-DU DDU-DU Ice Cream.”
진정한 아이스크림.. pic.twitter.com/fTDGLUapix
— ⑅⑅ (@squareblackpink) June 23, 2018
BLACKPINK was never able to perform “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” their newest title track, during the Lotte Festival.
Fans were thankful to receive the treat during a hot day, but insisted that yesterday’s incident was in no way BLACKPINK’s fault.
they're the best but they shouldn't have to apologize for something that isn't even their fault
— Stormborn (@plainjeyne) June 23, 2018
How can you not love blackpink? They prepared ice cream for fans to say sorry yet damn it's not their fault, it's all because of lotte's management. I'm so soft for them..
— Jenlisa (@jenlisaislifue) June 23, 2018
blackpink saying sorry for the situation that's not even their fault… i stan the right group but lotte don't deserve these precious girls i feel so sorry for them
— 쳅 #SQUAREUP (@lisamanobangs) June 23, 2018
Bitch I’m so mad BlackPink had absolutely nothing to apologize for. It wasn’t even their fault but Lotte’s shitty ass management
— Far | SQUARE UP (@ultblackpinkeu) June 23, 2018
The concert organizers also apologized to BLINKs for the incident, taking full responsibility for what had happened.