The Bobby Fan Union, comprising of 9 big Bobby fansites, came together to do a food support for MOBB for their 'Inkigayo' prerecording on September 7th. However, fans noticed that while Bobby's basket (large dark brown basket) was filled with food, Song Min Ho's basket (smaller, tan basket) had two bottles of juice and a piece of bread. Not only that, but the flower basket in the photo also congratulated Bobby on his solo debut, even though the pair was a unit debut.
Song Min Ho's fans were outraged at the difference in the food, and even Bobby's fans expressed their discomfort, pointing out uncomfortable Bobby would have been to receive something like that while Song Min Ho (who is older) received two bottles of juice and bread. The photo recently became problematic and 'Juice juice bread' even trended on Korean Twitter.
The situation became worse when fans found Song Min Ho's fan (Luce_S) doing a food support for the unit as well. Originally, the fans had wanted to include salmon and eel in the food box, but when they found out that Bobby could not eat seafood, asked the seafood to be switched out for chicken and beef instead. They explained that even though they were a Song Min Ho fan, if the two things were different, they thought they would just make him feel uncomfortable, so everything was the same minus the seafood items that Bobby could not eat.
As the situation grew exponentially, with both MOBB fans and non-MOBB fans expressing their distaste, the Bobby Fan Union wrote an official apology a few hours ago. The apology read,
Hello, this is the Bobby Fan Union. First, we are ashamed that we have to write because of a bad incident. We apologize for the fact that our feedback was so late, and apologize to the fans who have been waiting for our feedback.
After the Bobby Fan Union sent an inquiry about doing a support, we were told that it would be possible for the day before the prerecording. We were told by the label that the prerecording would take place early in the morning, and that both Bobby's fans and Song Min Ho's fans would be doing a support, we decided that finger foods such as sandwiches and snacks that could be eaten lightly would be the best.
As information about the prerecording kept getting delayed and we kept contacting companies [for the food support], we were recommended a company who had a lot of experience, and we were told that even though the time was limited, it would be possible, so we decided to go with that company.
We ordered the double ham cheese ciabatta or bagel/fresh fruit lunchbox/fresh fruit extract juice (various fruit). Even though all of the staff, Bobby, and Song Min Ho had the same contents, we requested that they put a little more into Bobby's and Song Min Ho's boxes.
On the day of the support, the company called us to tell us that in the morning, they received fresh fruit, so they put in a little more fruit and the juice for Bobby and Song Min Ho on the house so they could enjoy those.
Since the Bobby Fan Union placed the order, while they were preparing what was free, including the basket, [what Bobby received] was different from what Song Min Ho received. That was due to our carelessness. Because of this, [Bobby's food] was different from Song Min Ho's food even though we did not intend it to be that way, and we apologize to Song Min Ho and his fans.
The prerecording was a unit prerecording, and we should have taken more care around it, but we did not. As we worked under the Bobby Fan Union name, we should have been more responsible and acted with more depth, but we did not. We have no excuse and this is all our fault.
We apologize to Song Min Ho and his fans that were hurt by our light thinking.
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