The South Korean leisure trade has landed itself in sizzling soup numerous occasions as a result of scandals involving controversial Ok-pop exhibits. There have been occasions when the producers have rigged the votes to decide on the winners, utilizing the viewers as a entrance for his or her fraudulent actions.
The newest case of a controversial Ok-pop present could be the continuing voting for the MAMA Awards. MAMA has launched a press release stating that unfair means are being utilized by sure teams to bot the outcomes and a discord server filled with followers utilizing bots to vote for his or her teams has been revealed.
The teams included on this record have been IVE, DREAMCATCHER, LOONA, Kep1er, and Courageous Ladies who out of the blue noticed an erratic enhance of their votes.
This has not been the one case of rigging of votes this yr. For the 2022 Genie Music Award, BLACKPINK followers additionally used unfair strategies to vote for the group, and when came upon, their fraudulent votes have been deleted.
Discovering MOMOLAND and three different controversial Ok-pop exhibits that have been known as out for his or her rigging of votes
1) The Produce sequence
The Produce sequence is without doubt one of the most controversial Ok-pop exhibits to come back out of the trade, making netizens hate the idea of actuality exhibits.
The ultimate line-up of Produce X 101 was extremely criticized when a police investigation revealed that the outcomes have been manipulated and the 2 to 3 contestants who ought to’ve made up the group X1 have been eradicated by the producers of the present. There have been audio recordings as proof that substantiated the declare.
This brought on the police to look into the outcomes of the earlier seasons of Produce 101 in addition to Produce 48. It was later revealed that each one the members of the teams shaped by these actuality exhibits have been determined by Ahn Joon-young PD and Kim Yong-bum CP, who have been each jailed for his or her involvement.
2) Discovering MOMOLAND
Daisy, a former member of the group MOMOLAND, revealed to broadcasting channel KBS that the fact present, Discovering MOMOLAND, was rigged in favor of her debut.
The fact present aired in 2016 to search out contemporary expertise to debut in a brand new woman group known as MOMOLAND. Out of the ten contributors, seven have been to be chosen based mostly on the judges’ votes, on-line viewers’ votes, and the votes of the dwell viewers members.
Daisy was eradicated from the present, however previous to the elimination, MLD Leisure let her know that she could be becoming a member of the group whatever the outcomes. Additionally they instructed her that she could be launched in the course of the launch of the second album by the group.
Furthermore, the members who have been chosen have been made to pay a hefty payment to cowl the prices of the controversial Ok-pop present. MLD Leisure agreed to those claims and talked about that this was a part of the contract the ladies had agreed to signal.
3) Queendom 2
Queendom 2 was one of the controversial Ok-pop exhibits of 2022, one other one from Mnet after the Produce sequence. The present was suspected of rigging votes in favor of WJSN, who emerged because the winners of the present.
The rankings proven by the present vastly differ from the Spotify streaming numbers achieved by every group. Ok-netizens consider that if the full digital efficiency rankings have been to be thought of, LOONA would come first, adopted carefully by VIVIZ, and WJSN could be a distant third.
Mnet launched a convoluted assertion rubbishing the rumors and no additional investigation was accomplished on the matter. Nonetheless, with Mnet’s historical past of rigging votes, followers are nonetheless suspicious of the ultimate outcomes of the present.
4) Music Financial institution
KBS’ Music Financial institution got here into the highlight as a controversial Ok-pop present over rigged votes when on one of many broadcasts LE SSERAFIM gained over Lim Younger-woong, stunning netizens.
Music Financial institution is a weekly music present based mostly on sure standards, the place a newly launched track wins over the others. It’s also an area for artists to advertise their music to a wider viewers.
This specific broadcast shocked followers as a result of the Ok-pop soloist scored zero broadcast factors regardless of his track being utilized by KBS in numerous playlists as revealed by Dispatch, which led to Lim Younger-woong’s loss.
Not too long ago, Kakao Leisure has additionally come underneath hearth for utilizing their affect and recognition to push the teams underneath their subsidiaries.
Netizens have been greatly surprised by MONSTA X’s nomination for the Melon Music Awards over energetic and higher performers corresponding to TXT. Melon is a subsidiary underneath Kakao Leisure, therefore netizens are claiming foul play.