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'Produce 101' trainees revealed to be discriminated by grade, even for food and the bathroom

By jennywill   Monday, March 20, 2017   142,329   6,957   0



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Male trainees on 'Produce 101' have been revealed to be treated with discrimination according to their grade.

Just like the first season, the male trainees are labeled by a grade from A to F according to their talent and ability. However, unlike the first season, where the girls all ate the same food and had the same access to bathrooms, the program is severely discriminating against boys with lower grades. It's been revealed that the trainees in the lower grades get different food, and are limited even in bathroom use.

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One of the labels said, "The bathroom is allowed for usage starting from the 'A' group, so the trainees in the lower group have incidents where they can't take care of their basic biological needs. We understand that it's necessary to group the trainees because there are so many of them, but it's unfair for the grades to affect everything.

The food is also becoming a problem. Because the boys get food in order of level, and side dishes are limited - the top tier boys get all the food, while the lower tier boys are left with just rice. 

Another label said, "They're all growing boys, but they're eating just rice without any side dishes. They're not given enough food and they're forced to fight over it. The boys in the lower tier level have to eat and get strength, but they're getting weaker. We're worried this is just making young boys feel defeated."

The boys are also allowed out of the dorms only in order. Because there are so many boys and the lower grades can only leave after everyone in the upper level has left, the lower tier boys wait over 6 hours just to be able to go home. A third label said, "The label can only follow the staff's orders because if we complain, it could be bad for our trainee. Trainees are working so hard just to get their faces out. We're sad that their effort is being twisted."

A fourth label said, "'Produce 101' is a place that fulfills trainees' dreams. We participated without choice so we could get their faces out. But we thought maybe we made a mistake, seeing how they're being treated by rank even outside of broadcast. The program is being run through adult logic, and it may become a program that steals young peoples' dreams."

Mnet defended themselves by saying, "We're moving by group because there are so many of them. The trainees are treating each other with respect while competing. There is nothing that viewers have to worry about."

However, when viewers heard of the process, many were appalled. Netizens left comments such as, "Are they crazy? They're all humans. Why are they being treated differently?", "This is ridiculous," "You're teaching these young children some great things," and more.

What do you think?

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Alfen Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ahhh, I get what you mean mate xD

Symera Tuesday, March 28, 2017

JUst seeing this now because I was gone. That's some old bullshit...

KCH Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I said it before and i'll say it again, this show is a hot mess and needs to be cancelled. There is no reason anyone should have to go through that or put up with it.

artificiallove Tuesday, March 21, 2017

the girls in season 1 were treated fair.. why aren't they doing the same for the boys?? honestly feel really bad for these guys

pink_oracle artificiallove Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Did you know that none of the contestants were paid to appear on the show? Even girls who worked very hard and were on the show for weeks earned nothing from it. That hardly seems fair. They were also made to sign a contract saying that if the show edited them to look bad they couldn't pursue legal compensation if it affected their future careers. That hardly seems fair?

mynameis21 Tuesday, March 21, 2017


pink_oracle mynameis21 Wednesday, March 22, 2017

May the rich sponsors be ever in your favor.

Hubs mynameis21 Thursday, May 25, 2017

LMAO that's exactly what my brain screamed when I read it! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Winston Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I dunno what to think, but i am wondering if netizens are judging the show too much, even before it has a chance to BROADCAST its FIRST episode? usually we say, its more fair, to judge after you have seen it, but right now, there are so many comments on the show, all coming from sources claiming their side of the story is true. it just seems someone wants the show to fail even before it get off the ground.

tzuu_x Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Regardless of what 'grade' they received, every single one of them is a human being at the end of the day. It's disgusting that trainees on the lower end of the scale are being denied access to the bathroom, or having their food restricted to rice. The producers and staff involved should be ashamed of themselves for letting this happen.

lanterngirl Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Well there goes my support for P101

purplematoki Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ugh my heart, i just want to discover and support so many people but this show system sucks

chibeechan Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mnet: "we're moving by group because there are so many of them..." WELL....what about season 1 with the girls? Even if they were grouped (I didn't watch s.1 produce 101), they weren't that badly discriminated...

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