Would-be concert goers are getting emotional over Janet Jackson’s recent tour date rescheduling, canceling and other recent announcements regarding the state of her health, her career and most recently, her decision to put things on hold to plan her future family with husband Wissam Al Mana.
Fans were angered this week over how ticket refund requests were rumored to be denied and took to Twitter to voice their frustration, with comments getting quite ugly with some taking it as far as to criticize the singer for stealing their money to fund her future baby shower and so on.
Given the fact that Jackson was vague about when (or if) she would be returning to touring, Ticketmaster sent an email saying that they were treating the concerts as postponed, so were not offering refunds in turn — i.e. fans had a legitimate reason to be less than happy with how everything was being handled because they had no idea if a tour would actually happen in the future and tickets weren't exactly inexpensive.
In Jackson's message thanking fans for their support and announcing the tour's "sudden change," she expressed her gratitude while leaving things vague saying, "I will see you soon."
Luckily, after two days of confusion and anger from disappointed fans, Jackson’s camp and Ticketmaster have finally got it together and have stated that they will be honoring tickets purchased for rescheduled shows in 2017, when the tour will presumably will resume, and refunds also will be made available. Phew.
Thank goodness things didn’t escalate any further because it was starting to get ugly on Twitter.
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