Eight member rookie girl group Oh My Girl made an unprecedented return to Korea after they were detained in America for over 10 hours.
On December 10th, a music industry insider revealed that the girl group were on their way to America to shoot for their new album jacket, landing in Los Angeles. However, the group and staff encountered a problem after they were detained by customs at the immigration office for over 10 hours after their luggage was unable to pass inspection though they themselves passed.
WM Entertainment commented that the problem seemed to lie in the gross amount of clothings and items needed for the shoot that the group was carrying with them.
They continued that following the second inspection, they were denied entry and because some of the members were young and they had waited so long, the decision to take the next flight back to Korea was made. “They took the earliest flight and are scheduled to arrive tomorrow (11th).”
Oh My Girl is the first girl group to debut from WM and is the sister-group to B1A4. They debuted in April and returned in October with Closer, stunning fans with its visually lovely concept.
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+4908, -241] The members would have been scared.. What is the agency doing…
[+3356, -213] Wow 10 hoursㄷㄷ They must have suffered mentally, they’re still young
[+2188, -150] I’m glad nothing happened to these young kids, it must have been such a mental shock ㅠㅠ
[+1599, -127] Their music video filming.. What’s going to happenㅜㅜ
[+1305, -126] They must have been so shockedㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
[+292, -6] Returning isn’t the issue, next time they try returning to America, it’ll be difficult for them because this will be on their record.
[+273,-5] A second screen takes as long as 4-5 hours but they were detained for more than 10 hours meaning they were refused entry and deported and they had to wait for the next flight,, Nowadays, U.S Immigration are really strict
Source: Yeonhap News