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Lizzy reveals she's spotted fans who left Orange Caramel for other groups

By alim17   Tuesday, December 20, 2016   48,274   2,149   43
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Another story of defecting fans!  


On the December 20 broadcast of 'Cultwo Show,' Lizzy appeared and talked about a variety of things.


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When asked why she's taking a break right now from promoting albums, she said, "Orange Caramel's song has to be strong in order to become a hit.  That's why we are waiting.  We released a song after 'Catallena,' but it was weak, so got buried."


She has not been active as a singer for a while.  Her last music release was a solo track for a drama OST in October 2015!  She said, "Because I haven't been promoting an album, the fans have also moved onto [other artists].  I saw fans who have changed over to become fans of other artists on TV.  I was unable to hide my disappointment, so I had even sent a letter once."

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    abdalminator Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    is After School still active?

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    Chrysantheneum abdalminator Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    "active" Their last Korean promotion was in 2013.

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    ARMYandBTSalways Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    A fan has no obligation to keep supporting an artist, especially when the artist cease to be a source of entertainment. If they're no longer putting out good songs or promoting properly, the fan has all the rights to support another artist.

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    Vipmultifandom10 ARMYandBTSalways Friday, December 23, 2016

    The fan could have been a multifandomer

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    MollyMia Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    is OC and AS still... around? i feel like they've disbanded without official statement.

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    pink_oracle Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    It's hard to be an active fan of an inactive group.

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    BakaKaori Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Are fans actually leaving, or are they just multifandom? I mean it wouldn't be surprising for fans to leave because they expect idols to release 2 comebacks in a year and Orange Caramel hasn't been active in a while. But going to support another group doesn't mean that a fan won't continue to support Orange Caramel if they have a comeback.

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    CamelKnight BakaKaori Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    It depends. As far as I understand it, Korean fans are very loyal as they actually see their idols grow up from non-idol to idol. They invest a lot of time and money into their idols. They are not likely to move on to the next idol but when they do, they're gone for good. International fans however tend to be less loyal and go to whichever idol scores the biggest hit. I think Lizzy is talking about domestic fans though, most likely some really active members of her fandom in fancafe's and on fansites. She knows if those people leave, your popularity is doomed and considering we only hear from her from broadcasts instead of new material, it seems OC is going to have a lot of difficulty returning.

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    NanandGomu BakaKaori Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    CamelKnight is probably right but i also think that these types of fans are the ones that take the pics and run fanpages. Must be why she was able to send a letter. If I was the one that left she wouldn't know that I left or know to send me a letter or even where to send it.

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    BakaKaori NanandGomu Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Are the fans that run fanpages not allowed to be multifandom? If your fav group is on hiatus, you wouldn't have much to update the fanpage with.

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    CamelKnight BakaKaori Thursday, December 22, 2016

    It's not that their not allowed to. I read a very interesting piece about this some time ago, I think here on AKP or perhaps on Koreaboo or Soompi. Wherever it was, it stated that starting groups need support from their fans to make it, even to survive. They are placed together in a dormitary, they get training and food, but all other necessities like TV and luxury foods are not given to them. So they rely a lot on fans to give them that stuff. It's why you often see idol groups competing in tv shows for stuff like a package of prime beef, a tv, a tablet, stuff like that. Things we consider normal to have aren't that normal to them. Fans donate cash and goods to their idols in the hope that they'll make it. So it's not that they're not allowed to go for multi fandoms, but it's rather costly. At least, that's what I understood. I found the article btw. If you google for "how fandom works in Korea" you'll get a link to Soompi which states Why There Can Be Only One: Multifandom In Korea. Linking in comments doesn't work so you'll have to search for it yourself :)

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    BakaKaori CamelKnight Thursday, December 22, 2016

    Thanks for the info. That article explains a lot. But it shouldn't be as expensive to support groups anymore. There was a new anti-corruption law introduced this year that prevents people from giving expensive gifts. I know it affects idols too but I couldn't find the article AKP posted about it. But if you search SK anti-corruption law you can find out more about from CNN and other sources

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    dahyessi Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Even if that's sad it's obvious that fans will left them when they haven't been doing anything

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    kpoplolita Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    shit happens, this industry is harsh, fans are always demanding a quick comeback but real artists who care about their music dont want to just put out anything. even idols who do manufactured dances and music thats created for them already without hassle, also worry if their fans will stay or go if the song isnt done well, but they get the chance to comeback often so they are in the fans eyes. its a lose-lose which way i see it. v rare to find groups/soloist with quick comebacks AND great music.

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    Hyungshi Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Pledis doesn't want to invest money into After School and Orange Caramel ... clearly all the focus has been on Seventeen.

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    renyrells Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    then ,aybe OC and AS should comeback idk just saying

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    hanalala707 Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    She is stupid....

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