KathNiel Walkout in Italy: Fan's Rant, Star Magic's Statement

Kapamilya teen stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla allegedly walked out during a meet and greet event in Milan, Italy after their concert.

KathNiel in Italy

A supposed fan, whose Instagram account kathniel26_acc was already deactivated, claimed that she spent 95 Euros from her savings just to purchase a VVIP ticket, but failed to see and meet the famous love team.

The disappointed follower also complained about the on-screen couple's alleged lip-syncing during their 30-minute performance at the Teatro dal Verme last January 4.

KathNiel Walkout in Italy: Fan's Rant, Star Magic's Statement

Star Magic, ABS-CBN's talent management arm which takes care of the pair's career, clarified the issue in an official statement.

"All Star Magic artists go to great lengths to please and satisfy the various audiences and fans. The meet and greets are a concession to the local producers who use them as a marketing device. They are run by the producers and often the artists have little or no control over how they are run," it explained. "Nevertheless, we regret that there is at least one disgruntled fan and will try and make sure that incidents like this are not repeated.

KathNiel's fan group KaDreamers Italy also defended the bankable artists from the controversy, saying their idols did not walk out.

They tweeted that it was the management and producers who decided to end the meet and greet event because a portion of the crowd did not cooperate. Some fans even lined up repeatedly, the group explained.

The group also denied that the dismayed fan was their member.

Image from @KaDsItaly; Screenshot from getitfromboy.net