Broadcasted on January 16, ChosunTV's 'Idol Party' featured LABOUM and member Solbin where the singer discussed the group being featured in the military newspaper.
When the MCs asked, "We don't get why LABOUM is the prospect of 2017?" With that, the girls proudly replied, "We are the next generation's chief of the army. We were listed third place in the military newspaper survey as the most missed people chosen by military men. First place was their parents, in second was their girlfriend."
While Leeteuk and Kim Jun Ho were suspicious by the girls' remark, they were taken aback when the unexpected results of the military newspaper survey were unveiled. "During my military days, 4minute, Girl's Day, and A Pink were popular," added Leeteuk.
Meanwhile, the top-rated netizen comments on the article about this subject weren't so kind as they stated, "Who are you? Cha-boum? kekeke," "They'll [the army] take any woman," "But... I've never heard of them? kekeke," "They're nugus [nobodies] though," "Not TWICE, G-Friend, nor IOI, but LABOUM?," "In the army, they just like whoever visits them. In the real world, we like TWICE," and "Honestly, only B ranking girl groups go to the army...since they aren't able to give event fees like some college festivals... The problem is within the army they get all excited and stuff but once they return to society they lose interest...they have to continuously be able to make fans."