The K-pop star Psy is being slammed online after announcing the resumption of his summer ‘water show’ amid a drought in South Korea.
The “That That” singer, whose full name is Park Jae-sang, fiery game after taking to Instagram on Friday to announce his upcoming “Summer Swag” concert series, which has been on hiatus since 2019.
During an appearance on MBC’s “Radio Star” talk show last month, the “Gangnam Style” singer revealed that 300 tons of drinking water delivered by water tankers are used during the concert.
“We spend a lot to buy all that water. Each concert requires about 300 tons. We use the water supplies from the playhouse as well as the sprinkler trucks,” Psy said in a clip from the show that has circulated widely online.
This year’s concert series is advertised with slogans such as “So much water you’ll wonder if we scooped up the Han River.”
Psy first performed his ‘water show’ in 2011. Audience members are drenched in water as they dance, jump and sing along with the 44-year-old performer, who postponed his event a while ago three years due to COVID-19[feminine] pandemic.
Some Twitter users have called him out for his excessive use of water, especially when South Korea is in the midst of a drought. Photos released by Yonhap News Agency in late May and early June show a reservoir in chuncheon and current in Sejong, South Korea, completely dried up.
“Stop wasting water, some countries don’t [sic] have enough water supply,” wrote one user.
“Stop wasting 300 tons of water every time you use it for your show,” another user tweeted. “It’s no longer a good thing to amuse your audience.”
Psy’s Summer Swag 2022 is scheduled to take place on August 4-5 at Jamsil Auxiliary Stadium in Seoul.
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