Many netizens are glad for the change.
Eric Nam has found himself facing backlash again surrounding his weighing in on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
In early October, it was discovered that Eric liked an Instagram post that expressed a neutral stance over the ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis.
The viral post reads, “It is absolutely reasonable and logical to be opposed to the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY calling for the protection of Jews in Israel and around the world…”
and fuck eric nam😐 pic.twitter.com/JfZmvkfcCu
— lalaఌ 🇵🇸 (@justyongyoung) October 15, 2023
Many felt the post’s neutral stance overlooked the ongoing struggles in the region, with many fans pointing out exactly how distressing the humanitarian crisis is.
didn’t expect it from eric nam but imagine if idols were allowed to express their political views, i’d probably be stanning 4 people in the industry imo pic.twitter.com/VuyJcVqtRB
— ℰlena ⟡ | 樂-✩ (@SSICK3RACHA) October 16, 2023
Around the time of his liked post spreading, Eric tweeted an announcement about the Asian dates of his ongoing House On A Hill tour. Many fans responded to the announcement with criticism, including many Malaysian fans who even insisted the artist not come to the country.
No one give a f about you 👎🏼 Malaysian stand with Palestine 🇵🇸 get ur ignorance ass out ! https://t.co/iwPGTciNBG
— kyra˚ ༘♡ 🎧 (@kyraraspace) October 22, 2023
— 페코짱 (@PijaZyo) October 22, 2023
MALAYSIA STAND WITH PALESTINE🤝 pic.twitter.com/GnPnY02wjO
— 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐚 ⟭⟬⁷ (@feeragreen) October 16, 2023
Now, following the criticism, it seems Eric Nam has removed the Kuala Lumpur date from his website. Previously, the Malaysian concert was scheduled for February 20th, and the original tweet including it, was deleted.
While there has been no official word, many netizens felt that this quiet removal points to a confirmation of his thoughts on the crisis.
Eric nam removing Malaysia dates quietly after being criticised for supporting Israel 🥴🥴
— 💀⁷ (@knjsgaIaxy) October 27, 2023
eric nam removed malaysia from his tour list without saying anything bc a lot of people from there told him not to come bc they don’t want anyone who is supporting israel in their country- no joke he showed that he doesn’t gives a fck about palestine… another genocide supporter
— Gül (@somebodyspotato) October 27, 2023
Eric nam does not give any clarification after opt out Malaysia, clearly he stand with genocide, “It is not the eyes that are blind, but the heart” https://t.co/DaD0nfkgf0
— ms_cleanie_fan 🇵🇸 🍉 (@plaingirl951) October 27, 2023
Eric has not released any statements on the initial criticism nor the removed concert date.