A man (Lafalle) claiming to be TWICE photographer released photos from their recent concert at Tokyo Dome, claiming to have also met TWICE backstage.
However, his story quickly changed when ONCE reaction to his story wasn’t what he expected. Fans demanded to know why he released photos on his personal Twitter account and began finding holes in his story.
TWICE performed at Tokyo Dome on two nights: March 29 and March 30. The girls wore white shirts on the 29th and black shirts on the 30th. The photos that TWICE released on Instagram were with them wearing white shirts on March 29.
The photographer released photos on his personal Twitter handle, @lafalafalle, from March 30th. No official photos from that night had been released and TWICE has yet to post these photos on social media. The original tweets were deleted but photos have been reshared on fan accounts.
— イムユー 🍭Im G20+🐰 (@imyu_922) April 2, 2019
The photos were taken from multiple angles and at different sides of the stadium, making it impossible to have been taken by one person unless they were running around the stadium.
Exactlyyyy and this??? Cheer up was performed when the stage was all the way at the front, and there was no oneeee even at the arena who has that view pic.twitter.com/1MSkMWF1bT
— J.Lee(ありがとうᴴᵒⁿᵉʸ) (@243MiChaeng234) April 2, 2019
@lafalafalle began receiving messages from ONCE asking how he had gotten backstage, concerned for TWICE’s safety if sasaeng fans managed to sneak backstage.
In response, he deleted his original Facebook post and made an announcement on Twitter and denied ever being a photographer for TWICE.
Instead, he claims it was a joke amongst friends and that a private source sent him the photos of TWICE. In response to angry messages, @lafalafalle spoke to one fan, @jihyotheist (Twitter) through a chatroom.
In the conversations, @lafalafalle reveals that it was “a colleague of a contact of a contact of my fathers” who took the stage photos and sent them to him.
ONCE: Who took the stage photos?
@lafalafalle: A contact of my fathers. Well, I mean to be more specific, a colleague of a contact of a contact of my fathers.
ONCE: Actually, which picture did you even take? Let’s start there.
@lafalafalle: All the pictures on the right of the stage in the arena.
He continues on to claim that he wasn’t actually close to the stage at all. He states that he used a camera with digital zoom and a large, professional lens.
ONCE: How did you get so close to the stage?
@lafalafalle: Didn’t. Just a 70-200mm lens with a digital camera that can do its own digital zoom.
Fans still found more holes in his story. Who was his father’s friend and why did he leak photos? Did @lafalafalle really just sneak multiple, large professional lenses into their concert, without anyone knowing for finding out?
this is such a blatant lie 🙄 so you’re saying you had multiple telephoto lenses on multiple friends with multiple angles all with arena seating that didn’t get caught around strict security?? yeah right… veteran fansites couldn’t even pull it off stop lying https://t.co/17lnS1RayV
— 쯔위데이🌤 (@tzuyuday) April 2, 2019
ONCE believe that’s impossible. Japanese concerts are notorious for being almost impossible to sneak even small cameras and lenses into. Even veteran Korean fan site masters struggle to take great photos.
he makes the argument that he snuck in the camera and took photos like any other fansite to the public discord but even veteran fansites had trouble getting pictures out during the dome tour because of how strict the security was. i find it hard to believe any of this is true pic.twitter.com/lIfY3qtMCf
— 쯔위데이🌤 (@tzuyuday) April 3, 2019
Another ONCE on Twitter accused @lafalafalle of pretending to be a staff member and sneaking into the concert. They even claim that he told them before sneaking into the concert.
i’m fine now, i was just not prepared to get back to backlash after a long overnight flight. anyway… he spoke to 3 people, my friends and i who attended on the 29th that he would try to sneak in and pose as a staff member on the 30th concert https://t.co/RO0aEXaqp3
— ☂️ (@jeongyeongf) April 3, 2019
it was ridiculous. my friends and i thought he was joking around like a dickhead and we were like ‘uhh not a good idea’ ‘why would you do that’ ‘that’s a safety breach’ ‘if you get caught you’ll be fucked’ but it didn’t deter him!!! he didn’t care!!
‘they can either do two things – kick me out, or call the police’ is literally along the lines of something he said like how fucking dumb do you have to be to approach 3 fans and tell them you’re gonna attempt to sneak in like. it’s almost TOO dumb…
After Koreaboo reached out to @lafalafalle on Twitter, he temporarily deactivated his Twitter account. The account has since be reactivated, but he has not responded to our inquiry.
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