A troupe of Oh My Girl, which has eight members aged from 16 to 21, held at airport over the suspicious of the number of prop, clothing and staff accompanying the band."As young women, they were mistaken as 'working women', which has recently been a big issue in the US," the band's management company said in a press statement. Young South Korean women are facing increasing scrutiny from border officials who suspect them of entering the city to work the Korea town nightlight scene.
Girls and women who are paid by businesses to encourage male patrons to drink - are not legally allowed and have been particularly cracked down on. Korea town, believed to have been established in the 1960s, is in the west of the city and is the most densely populated district in Los Angeles County. Oh My Girl may also have encountered a visa problem, their representatives added, despite only doing a promotional event and not needing a performance visa. The band eventually got back on a plane and returned to Seoul.