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IOI under fire for arriving more than an hour late to an event

By yckim124   Thursday, May 12, 2016   63,877   2,986   130



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Another controversy has stirred up about IOIthis time about their extreme tardiness. 

On May 12, IOI was scheduled to perform at Sejong University at 10 PM. The group was originally planned to kick off the event as the first act. However, IOI arrived more than 1 hour and 30 minutes late, changes in the stage order. As a result, senior group Epik High performed first before the rookie group.

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Around 1,000 people attended the event to see the girl group's first university performance. According to reports, the reason they were tardy was due to their variety show recording for JTBC's 'Late Marriage', which ended around 10 PM.

Angry netizens targeted IOI and YMC Entertainment with comments that said, "Isn't Epik High like extremely sunbae to them? There are 11 of them so it must take longer for them to get ready... Should've hurried a bit more.. I think their label has a lot of problems", "If 1000 people waited 1 hr and 30 mins then its like wasting 1500 hours total. They should give them a refund", "There's a reason the manager yelled at them", etc. 

It seems like lately, IOI are constantly engaged in controversial issues. We hope the girls can complete their promotions with no further trouble!

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Kujia Sunday, May 15, 2016

"According to reports, the reason they were tardy was due to their variety show recording for JTBC's 'Late Marriage', which ended around 10 PM."   It sound's like JTBC is to blame for the late recording, why isn't anyone fireing any shots at them?

melon Friday, May 13, 2016

Sounds to me like they need better manager. Whoever that's looking after them is obviously doing a bad job keeping them on schedules. I don't know if we should jump to conclusion that the girls are to blame

krell Friday, May 13, 2016

Sometimes, artists can be late for a reason beyond their control. It does happen also that they themselves are responsible for the 'late' situation too. It is difficult to know what all has gone on with them. My view, as long as the artists *seem* apologetic that they are late; and try too 'make it up' to fans by doing 'extra' things with them, I am okay with it. Nobody wants them to say CRASH THE VAN via dangerous 'rushing around' right?

Lynnbia Friday, May 13, 2016

Epik high performing before them is too much , Get your shit YMC

ajimenez Friday, May 13, 2016

So knets are mad because they were late yet they were bitchin the other day about their manager for yelling at them to hurry up...???

linke92 ajimenez Friday, May 13, 2016

LOL this shit is hilarious. The polarity of knets is great. Never satisfied.

animated_ahjumma Friday, May 13, 2016

"If 1000 people waited 1 hr and 30 mins then its like wasting 1500 hours total. They should give them a refund" <-- That person is a complete idiot.

bearabbitalice animated_ahjumma Friday, May 13, 2016

Lol, I was just about to quote that too. I don't think the person knows how time works.

Cherry_Peche animated_ahjumma Friday, May 13, 2016

maybe its just allkpop XD

ivomanolo bearabbitalice Friday, May 13, 2016

tho 1.5hrs x 1000 = 1500 hours lol

bearabbitalice ivomanolo Friday, May 13, 2016

? We're talking about how it's illogical to say that "it's like wasting 1500 hours total" because there were 1000 people who each waited 1.5 hrs. No, it's not "like wasting 1500 hours total," it's exactly just waiting 1.5 hrs for each person. That's why my comment says time doesn't work like that. I'm not talking about the math. xP

MbaG007 Friday, May 13, 2016

Wasn't it the other day one manager was getting slack for telling them to hurry.

seonbae Friday, May 13, 2016

The managing of this group is just ridiculous. I feel extremely bad for Epik High, idk if there were more seonbaes facing inconviniences bc of them, but whoever is responsible for that should apologise

jalila10 Friday, May 13, 2016

didn't they kick their manager , because he yell at  them to hurry  ... it's problem because they give them too many schedules to do in the same day , so that's why manager to not get scolded by the company ...he drive fast and then cause accident ... unfortnately companies do think just about money and not health of their artists

h4nisaurus Friday, May 13, 2016


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