Korean netizens slam PENTAGON’s Hui for participating in Boys Planet
Korean netizens have criticized PENTAGON’s Hui for participating in Boys Planet, and international netizens have defended him.
On March 1, an anonymous Korean netizen posted a post titled “Boys Planet Hui attended his awards ceremony during his training camp days, do you agree?” on Nate Pann’s online community.
The netizen apparently slammed Hui for attending an awards ceremony as head of PENTAGON when Boys Planet trainees were training.
Some of the main commenters argued that his participation was unfair because he was still a member of an active K-pop group, which they felt robbed an opportunity for someone who had never debuted.
Others criticized Hui for wearing his earbuds with PENTAGON’s fandom name on it, which some netizens said would boost votes for Hui thanks in part to his group’s existing fandom.
- “It’s a bit strange because there are apprentices that came out after the breakup. It’s not that they failed. He has a band to come back to so I honestly don’t know why he came [dans cette émission] sobbing”
- “It was wrong of him to come onto the ‘Boys Planet’ stage with his headset with the PENTAGON fandom written on it ㅋㅋ What does he think ‘Boys Planet’ is? Legendary Fraud »
- “[Les Idols] Born in 2002 and 2003 are about to debut, so why does a ’93 idol come along and try to steal their spots? »
- « C’est vraiment trop lol »
- “He doesn’t want to abandon his group, but also steal the chances of small childrenㅜㅜ”
- “He didn’t even leave his group. He’s totally different from Oh Sungmin and Cha Woongki.”
- “It’s a show where the votes are based on your popularity. He had the opportunity to be recognized more than the others. Don’t you find that problematic? »
- “It’s also not like his band was a flop. He has a place to go back to so I don’t see why he’s on the show. »
At the time of writing, the post was 533 inches tall and just 126 inches deep. The following comments were also mostly against the idea of the PENTAGON leader participating in BOYS PLANET.
After news of the post went viral, other netizens quickly came out to defend it.
Many pointed out that idols of other active K-pop groups have participated in similar programs in the past, so they felt that this similar circumstance shouldn’t be a problem.
Others shared that they sympathized with Hui’s efforts to revitalize his group and believed he had the best opportunity to further his music career through competitions.
Fans also criticized others for shaming Hui. They mentioned that K-pop fans were good at debuting at 14 but didn’t want a 29-year-old adult to gain popularity and debut.
They also criticized them for targeting Hui based on his age as other contestants are also part of currently active K-pop groups such as Ciipher, NINE.i and UP10TION.
What do you think ?