SBS’ music show Inkigayo announced that they are banning shouting and cheering from the audience during the filming due to the change in quarantine guidelines in South Korea.
On 5 August, SBS Inkigayo announced on their official website, "According to the change in quarantine guidelines, shouting/cheering during pre-recording and live broadcasting of Inkigayo has been banned."
They added, "After a long consideration, we ask for your understanding that shouting/cheering is prohibited for the safety of artists and audiences on set.”
Inkigayo had suspended face-to-face viewing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021 but resumed public viewing from mid-May this year as quarantine rules in South Korea were eased.
However now, in the aftermath of the re-spread of COVID-19, audience shouting has been banned.
Read the full announcement from SBS Inkigayo regarding the cheering ban below:
Hello. This is the Inkigayo team.
We would like to inform you that cheering/shouting during pre-recording and live broadcasting of Inkigayo has been banned due to changes in quarantine guidelines.
After long consideration, we ask for your understanding that cheering/shouting is prohibited for the safety of the artists and the audience at the site.
For everyone's enjoyable viewing and safety, please follow the guideline on this notice.
Inkigayo airs live every Sunday on SBS and it is also live streamed on the SBS’ Youtube channel. The music show features performances from Korean artists who have recently released new songs and are promoting it through various channels. The show is filmed at the SBS Open Hall in Deungchon-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul. The current hosts of the show are Roh Jeong-eui, Seo Bum-june and Tomorrow X Together’s Choi Yeonjun.
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