According to a BBC report, a video of a Korean pop band embracing teenage girls in Malaysia has attracted heavy criticism and triggered a debate over the behavior of young Muslim women in the country.
Amidst screaming and laughter in the background, the video shows several girls on stage giggling, clapping, and at one point one of the girls is seen touching a band member hesitantly at his side.
Korean pop music is popular among Malaysian teenagers so, it’s no surprise seeing clamoring and excited teenagers actively engaged at a B1A4 special fan meeting session.
At the event, fans were invited on stage to act out scenes from Korean dramas with different members of the band, all of which end in friendly hugs. A band member also kisses one girl on the top of her head.
The release of the video went viral according to a press report because of the title, “Malay girls molested on stage by K-Pop artistes.”
The production company, however, denies any charges of molestation or sexual harassment and deemed the allegation as totally irresponsible and unprofessional conduct by sections of the media.
In the meantime, Islamic authorities for Kuala Lumpur, where the meeting took place, have said they will investigate the incident for possible violations of Sharia law, and have called on the girls involved to come forward to assist in the inquiry.
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