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Ben&Ben suspends use of fandom name, apologizes for causing conflict with fans

Ben&Ben named their fandom ‘Lights’ which is also the name used for fans of K-Pop group HIGHLIGHT.

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09/04/2020 05:44 PM
Ben&Ben suspends use of fandom name, apologizes for causing conflict with fans
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Ben&Ben has decided to suspend the use of “Lights” as the official name of the group’s fandom. 

 

 

Last Thursday, September 3, the nine-piece group launched the official fandom of the group to celebrate the moments shared with their fans over the past three years.

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“It has been a good three years with all of you. we are forever thankful. so today, we are naming the official Ben&Ben Fandom, ‘Lights’. @benandbenlights. you have ALWAYS been the light to the 9 of us. You keep us grounded in our purpose,” Ben&Ben wrote in a tweet. 

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But what Ben&Ben didn’t know was a K-Pop group called HIGHLIGHT uses the same name for their fandom. That said, the group decided to suspend the use of “Lights” for the name of their fandom and assured immediate action on their end. 

 

 

“We have decided to suspend our fandom name ‘Lights’ until further notice, as many have informed us that there is already an existing K-pop fandom with the same name. We apologize for the confusion and dismay that this has caused to the parties involved,” Ben&Ben stated.

 

 

The band added: “Furthermore, we truly did not realize that it may cause trouble being that Ben&Ben is an OPM band from the Philippines. We hold high respect for K-pop culture and K-pop fandoms. The band management will settle this matter immediately.”

 

 

HIGHLIGHT, which debuted in 2009 as “BEAST,” changed their name in 2017. The four-piece group is known for songs such as “Fiction,” “Ribbon,” “You,” and “12:30,” among others. 

Meanwhile, Ben&Ben is an indie-folk band that started out in 2015.