Veteran Korean singer Shin Hae Chul slammed the boycott of So Nyeo Shi Dae at the 2008 Dream Concert during his SBS radio show on 10th June.
Shin Hae Chul expressed
There’s a concert called Dream Concert in Korea. To put it bluntly, it’s just a concert where several thousands of fans comes in free of charge to listen to a few popular songs, that’s all. I went before once a few years back. There’s an ugly tradition at this concert and that is, staying silent on purpose when a specific group or singer is performing on stage. Simply put, it’s a tradition of bullying people.
He continued by saying
Heard that their target this year is So Nyeo Shi Dae. For me, it’s just a low-grade concert because of the low-class fans resulting in a low-class mass culture. The actions of those fans at Dream Concert reflects how low-class they are to the whole of Korea.
What do these fans think they can achieve by not clapping, turning their glowsticks off, etc? They don’t help the Korean music industry in any way nor are stopping it from advancing. If you like the performance, clap your hands. If you don’t like the performance, then don’t clap and that’s it. This bullying tradition will not be forgiven if it was played out in other countries. I hope that So Nyeo Shi Dae will not be hurt by the actions of these low-class fans.”