On March 19, the Wanna One members' shocking conversation in the waiting room was accidentally broadcasted live. The popular idol stars disappointed many with their remarks on their workload, fans, payment, and more.
How are netizens reacting to the issue? Here are some of the top comments from popular portal sites Naver and Nate.
"How they react behind the scenes is their true selves... Just like #MeToo"
I didn't vote on 'Produce 101' to see this. I didn't buy multiple copies of your debut album and other albums to see this. I've set the alarm to hear your song exactly at 6 pm but the consequence of my waiting is too heavy. I hope they realize their wrongdoings and apologize properly. Seriously."
"Wow how could they say let's curse ahead of time, and yell out dae-ddal-gak, and call out sasaeng's car number and their phone number TTTTT Wanna One please disband. Daehwi, hurry up and go to Brand New TT"
"I mean, even if they didn't know the broadcast was going on, how could they talk like that in front of the staff members who are the same age or older than them? And what's up with the cursing ahead of time... Now, I just think they're just these types of kids. It's not that they've lost their initial mindset. You can see the person by their words you know TT"
"Now you guys can sleep all you want till your back hurts^^!"
"I can't believe these are the kids who were begging for their debut. Did they want to debut or just become landlords"
"They said help them achieve their dreams lol We helped them out up til now but what did we get in return? lolol Yeah nope ~"
"Bye. They think they're superstars and all that right in front of the staff. I mean, how bad were they for the staff to accidentally broadcast that? Never knew the characters of the group selected by the citizens were like this... So disappointed."
"I saw it and they were just out of their mind... Disappointed."
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