It’s been revealed that in the midst of the voting manipulation controversy, girl group IZ*ONE will appear in the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards‘s as scheduled.
On the 18th, the Seoul High Court released the names of the trainees who were wrongfully eliminated from the Produce series due to voting manipulation. Specifically from the Produce 48 series, trainees Lee Gaeun and Han Chowon were revealed as the two girls who should have made it into the IZ*ONE line up.
Netizens sympathized with Lee Gaeun and Han Chowon as they felt that these two trainees were stripped of their rightful debut opportunity. Netizens were quick to criticize IZ*ONE, who in the midst of the controversy, have been continuing their activities. While they have postponed album releases in the past, the news that the girl group would participate in the 2020 MAMA rubbed netizens the wrong way. Here’s what they had to say.
- “Since they make money, it doesn’t matter to them if they get cussed out so they’re just going all the way to the end ha ha”
- “Can you guys just disband already. The audacity of both the label, CJ and the girls of the group who want to promote are ridiculous”
- “Go to hell”
- “Wow ha ha”
- “They’re actually disgusting. It’s like a collaboration between corona and cancer”
Meanwhile, the 2020 MAMA’s is set to air on December 6th on Mnet with the theme, “NEW-TOPIA”. They will broadcast this show with no live audience due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.