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Kang Daniel's foul play controversy on 'Produce 101' season 2 has a winning effect on his popularity

By yckim124   Wednesday, May 10, 2017   110,980   5,649   0



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Kang Daniel is the living proof of the "Bad press is good press/There is no such thing as bad publicity'' phenomenon.

The MMO Entertainment trainee recently got stirred up in a foul play controversy after he communicated with his fans via social media about song selections for 'Produce 101' season 2. 

SEE ALSO: 'Produce 101's rank 5 Kang Daniel accused of foul play + apologizes for his actions

In response to the issue, Mnet announced to put a penalty on Kang Daniel during the concept round. 

Ultimately, Kang Daniel was penalized and harshly criticized by netizens for his unfair play. This made fans greatly concerned about Kang Daniel but the controversy actually had a winning effect on his popularity. 

Kang Daniel made numerous headlines and garnered significant attention. This made netizens grow more curious about the guy of the hot issue. Kang Daniel ultimately became the trainee with the second most views following Park Ji Hoon for the fan cam version of the group battle performances on Naver TV

His video recorded 2,290,097 views (as of 12 p.m. EST on May 10). 

On May 9, his video ranked #1 on the top 100 videos viewed by netizens in their 10s-30s and #3 by the netizens in their 40s-50s. In the top 100 ranking, Kang Daniel has beat Park Ji Hoon who has continuously ranked #1 on the show. 

Kang Daniel's video continues to gain attention. Currently, it's ranked #11 on the overall top 100 ranking. He is the only trainee who has entered the top 15 with the fan cam version. 

Seeing this, netizens commented, "Wow, what is happening to Kang Daniel lol", "He became more powerful", "Everyone around me loves him."

Bad press was good press for Kang Daniel indeed. 

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Sam091094 Sunday, May 14, 2017

The only time I notice him is when he's really sweet with Woojin (The youngest trainee) in their first meeting. They both become close despite the age difference. I love watching them bond together.

samkang Sunday, May 14, 2017

DUH ALLKPOP!SHAME ON YOU>>>Well.. you can't resist Daniel's hotness with his pink hair. Minhyun is smart choosing Daniel, although it kinda hilarious"I choose him because pink hair would stand out"He is Cute, so warm, adn his relationship with lee Woo Jin is just.... too adorable.He is cute but sexy, cool but warmth, handsome yet so hot (his body tho) bboyy in the house!

dysdys Thursday, May 11, 2017

all i see is kim se yang really really video lol

macmacmac Thursday, May 11, 2017

MNet didn't see that coming... or did they?

Grimjester Thursday, May 11, 2017

lol his smile is like.

ges111 Grimjester Thursday, May 11, 2017

Soda just came out my nose, thanks

twinklestarrrs Thursday, May 11, 2017

This article is so wrong. His solo video was most liked and 2nd most viewed out of all the solo cams long before his controversy happened.

Jacky2308 twinklestarrrs Thursday, May 11, 2017

Its allkpop, what do you expect.

Youtoosalty Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hahaha nice. Talent and visual and a little bit of exposure... i kinda knew that yhis would happen

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Halaquinn Thursday, May 11, 2017

he is talented cute nice and hot at the same time he needed recognition from Koreans and now he is getting it ..i was so mad and sad when he got 33  points  bcz he really killed it  but now im really happy for him shine baby shine

Tinker31 Thursday, May 11, 2017

If theres another season of produce 101 I guarantee that tons of ppl are gonna cheat to make headlines to gain attention now

Grimjester Tinker31 Sunday, May 14, 2017

or they might start implementing tougher penalties to prevent cheating

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