Not to downplay the seriousness of the allegations of domestic violence lobbed at Kim Hyun Joong, but there has been a surreal “the show must go on” atmosphere surrounding the progression of the legal case. His sit down interview with the police was delayed almost two weeks since he was in and out of the country on stops for his current concert series called the 2014 Fantasy World Tour. I can crack a joke about that name but will refrain from plucking low hanging fruit. His most ardent fans have stuck with him since the beginning of the case even as new information came out that he confirmed one fight that resulted in injuries while denying the other allegations. Since news broke he’s played three more stops on his world tour – Bangkok, Guangzhou, and the most recent was in Peru.
Up next was supposed to be one of his biggest stops and the final of his four Chinese city venues, on September 19th he was scheduled to play at the Beijing Worker’s Gymnasium in Beijing, China as the wrap up of his entire tour. All his Chinese tour stops have been organized by a local company and today the company issued a press release stating that the Beijing concert was being cancelled effectively and all tickets will be refunded. The press release stated “due to uncontrollable elements related to the entertainer that are impacting the successful performance of this concert, it has led to the event being cancelled.” Fans in Mexico who are gearing up for his concert on September 12th in Mexico City will be relieved to have no disruptions to that tour stop.
The domestic violence abuse allegations remain in the hands of the investigating police and currently there are no scheduled follow up interviews for either the accuser or the accused. Kim Hyun Joong’s lawyer issued a press statement that they are working on an apology and trying to resolve matters since the couple loved each other in the past. He said the two sides remain with different points of view but doesn’t believe this is about fighting for who is right and who is wrong. They have known each other two years and were once a couple, this all started due to a break up and Kim Hyun Joong is working hard to resolve the angry feeling stemming from that. This has led to the media speculating that Kim Hyun Joong’s side is looking for a settlement with A. A’s lawyer followup with a press release that A wants first and foremost for Kim Hyun Joong to admit to the multiple cases of violence, apologize, and reflect on what and why he did it.