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Gugudan try to up their popularity using other artists' names?

By jubilantj   Wednesday, June 29, 2016   85,124   3,194   123



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Gugudan is currently the hot topic of the town as the anticipated new girl group from Jellyfish Entertainment.

SEE ALSO: Gugudan to make a comeback this month with Soyee!

Though the girls are drawing much positive interest, there seems to be some negative reaction toward them as well. This negative reaction stems mainly from the speculation that Gugudan seem to be using more popular, established artists' names in the media as a way to gain popularity and attention. 

A netizen shared a capture from a Korean search engine to back this speculation, and the capture shows the article links that generate when you search the term 'Gugudan' with 'EXO.' Some of the article titles read, "'V' app: Gugudan places first, surpasses EXO in album sales,' 'Gugudan overcomes BTS, TWICE, and EXO to place 1st on Hanteo Charts,' 'The Kim Se Jung Effect? Gugudan beats EXO and places 1st in albums sales,' and more with similar titles. 

Unsurprisingly, many were outraged and in disbelief at these claims. Netizens left snarky comments that read, "So that means they must have sold over 1,000,000 album copies right after they debuted...?" "What kind of BS is this. They beat EXO? I've never heard of them though? Who is this Gugudan?" "Geez this media pathetic lolololol it's only been two or three weeks since their album was released and they're throwing a fit because they were pushed out once on real-time charts lolololol we're sick and tired of your media play~! If you type EXO on Naver that's the article that pops up~!" "The agency can't do their job right for sh*'s best to just ignore them," "I want to memorize the multiplication table," and more. 

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cococcchanel Friday, July 1, 2016

It's clickbait titles, why be so salty?

Wonshikstan Thursday, June 30, 2016

I'm laughing xdddddd Some antis continue to dislike my comments lol

alif_seven Wonshikstan Thursday, June 30, 2016

don't worry. it's a spreading virus at the moment. haha i kept getting dislike from clesbo, cypherwarrior and some idiot trolls.

hottest_aileean Wonshikstan Thursday, June 30, 2016

ive learned to ignore the dislikes

Wonshikstan alif_seven Thursday, June 30, 2016

lol yes clesbo is one of them xd poor things

hottest_aileean Thursday, June 30, 2016

tbh i like gugudan :) even tho they're group name is super weird but still sejeong is life. and also because they're vixx's hoobaes and vixx is also life :P

hottest_aileean Thursday, June 30, 2016


VeyCo_Yah Thursday, June 30, 2016

Would be surprising if it was true, I don't think their song or concept could beat any of them tbh. If it really did then congrats, but I'm still disappointed

Zeith576 Thursday, June 30, 2016

want to join gugudan line fan group? add : luffylovetori

mademoiselleiya Thursday, June 30, 2016

Media play. Netizens need to wake up and not blindly believe what they see in the internet is true.

Kim_sejeong mademoiselleiya Thursday, June 30, 2016

ikr so naive

elfinkyy Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lol the netizens being being salty just because a rookie group beat their favourite idols -  congratulations to Gugudan!

Kim_sejeong elfinkyy Thursday, June 30, 2016

so true

outofjams Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I dont get it. When like all of the comments here are like against it and pretty much know how dumb this thing is this so like who are those asshole netizens? -_-

hottest_aileean Wednesday, June 29, 2016

dont get why the artist and company are getting blamed for this? somebody please explain... o_O

Glory_ssi hottest_aileean Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bc it isn't really likely that those articles of them surpasing artists such as EXO and BTS are truth. To surpass them in sales they must be famous af, yet they're not really known. So, netizens think these articles have been made by the company to draw attention to them, and that ends up involving the members of the girl group as well.

hottest_aileean Glory_ssi Thursday, June 30, 2016

but is the article written by the company? o_O i highly doubt it since its clearly obvious that doing so will bring them hate. so im assuming this is the work of a troll and/or an anti-fan. idk just my opinion

SugarFree Glory_ssi Thursday, June 30, 2016

It just requires a bit of common sense (also they can check to the charts) to realise that EXO's albums were released a few weeks ago so of course a new album will sell more than EXO's at a particular time. Currently, Gugudan are ahead of EXO on the Hanteo realtime charts. But people will use such headlines to get clicks on their articles, even though it technically isn't false. For much of their first day they also sold more than Taeyeon, however that's because lots of Taeyeon fans are waiting until July to buy her album so she can win the monthly charts.

Jairus_Lirazan Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Why blame them when it is the media who does that?!

Glory_ssi Jairus_Lirazan Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bc the most likely reason the media is doing these type of articles is that their company asked for it, or are doing them.

Jairus_Lirazan Glory_ssi Thursday, June 30, 2016

But we dont know shit...People assume it is Jellyfish's fault when we dont know if the company approached the media or the media just wants to play

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