Rihanna was scheduled to look at a promotional occasion titled “ARTISTRY & BEAUTY TALK” for her magnificence line, FENTY BEAUTY. The occasion was scheduled to begin at 5 pm, however she arrived over 2.5 hours late.
After ready for hours, most of the company and viewers started leaving with disappointment.
I waited over an hour however Rihanna didn’t even arrive. Many individuals had been pissed off and left.
Even although she’s a pop star, she ought to’ve proven at the least the naked minimal of manners. I used to be glad to listen to that she was coming to Seoul however her disdainful perspective in direction of her Korean followers created a nasty picture for her model.
— Lee, an Audience
Another pictures occasion was scheduled to happen on the identical location after Rihanna, however the occasion was severely delayed resulting from her tardiness.
I can’t affirm if Rihanna has arrived. All we had been informed is that the occasion can’t start as a result of the placement isn’t prepared.
— Photography Event Coordinator
Many netizens started criticizing Rihanna, even going far as claiming that she is a racist towards Asians, significantly as a result of she was 50 minutes late the final time she was in Seoul for a live performance.
Considering how punctuality is very correlated to respect in Korean tradition, Rihanna’s tardiness continues to make headlines. An analogous controversy occurred when Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t play throughout his go to to the Seoul and unilaterally canceled his fan assembly.
“She was over 2 hours late to an event that had her name on the line and she was still crazy enough to start an Instagram live session in the waiting room”
“I was amazed that they even invited someone who was racist against Asians in the first place”
“There were stupid people crazy enough to wait for herㅋㅋ”
“When this happens, you need to shut down the even after the first 30 minutes. This is why they think it’s okay to be this disrespectful.”
Despite her late arrival, Rihanna continued on with the promotional occasion and showcased her magnificence line to the mecca of Okay-Beauty after apologizing for her tardiness.
I used to be late due to a site visitors jam. I’m very sorry.