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Posted by jennywill AKP STAFF Sunday, June 14, 2015

Big Bang banned from 'Inkigayo' as a penalty for G-Dragon and T.O.P missing a show

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Fans watching SBS' 'Inkigayo' must have noticed, but Big Bang was absent from the lineup.

Because G-Dragon and T.O.P were not present during their 1st place stage on May 24th due to MV filming, the 'Inkigayo' staff had penalized the group by banning them entirely from the show. Music industry insiders said, "It has always been problematic when a 1st place group does not appear on the live broadcast unless they had an unavoidable reason. Big Bang's case is the same. They might have been filming their MV, but the staff must have seen it as a problem as unfair to the rest of the groups."


The ban is surprising, as Big Bang and other YG Entertainment artists had only performed on 'Inkigayo' for a while until very recently when Jinusean and Big Bang started promoting on other music shows as well. Fans are furious at the decision, also pointing out that there was unfairness last week during voting as well. "Bang Bang Bang" was added to the voting list 40 hours after the song was released. The staff had reasoned that situation was nothing abnormal, as they had always updated every Wednesday and only on Wednesday. However, the result was that SHINee won the show last week even though Big Bang was #1 on charts. 

Currently, 'Inkigayo' has not yet announced a winner to the 14th's show and will be announcing the winner between EXO and Big Bang today on their home page. As Big Bang has two more songs to promote after "Bang Bang Bang", it seems like something has to be worked out soon.

Stay tuned for more.

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