Netizens expressed their fury at organizers for "disrespecting
On August 10, a photo from the Convention Center at 'KCON LA
' spread online, triggering many netizens to express their anger at a certain booth. The booth was from 'MBC America
's store 'KIYOMEE
', an online store
to sell goods related to the programs on MBC
The controversial aspect was their photo stand, which took a poster from the channel's program 'Show! Music Core
' featuring the current MCs Ong Seong Wu
, Mina, and Mark
. Although they left Ong Seong Wu and Mark's figures untouched, the organizers had cut cut off Mina's face from the poster, suggesting that fans could only take Mina's spot to take photos with the boy group idols.
Upon posting this photo, a netizen reacted with the comment: "WTF. What is this. Yall playing with me? Aren't female idols MCs too? Only because you would think that more fans would like to be in her spot, do you have the right to cut off her face? Mina is also the MC! You didn't even make a separate stand with the male idols' faces cut off to make it even! Isn't this too transparent? So annoyed, there are people who went to go see Mina's face too."
Other comments included: "Is this how people treat girl group fans? Are you all just scared of boy group fans?" "How would Mina feel about this? Even I am this angry." "It might have been a tad bit better had they cut off her entire position -- not just her face..." "I am so sorry Mina, on behalf of all this."
When the issue was brought to the organizer's attention, @iam_kiyomee
shared an apology statement regarding the photo booth. Read the message below:
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