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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Friday, November 9, 2018

Netizens petitioning against IZ*ONE's appearance on KBS even more aggravated after BTS's incident with 'Music Station'

(Bangtan Boys) BTS, IZ*ONE

Back on November 8, TV Asahi's 'Music Station', abruptly "postponed" BTS's scheduled appearance on the popular music program, forcing Big Hit Entertainment to cancel BTS's flight to Japan on the same day and disappointing a huge crowd of fans who gathered at the airport to see the boys. 



Korean fans believe that TV Asahi's decision to "postpone" BTS's appearance was a strictly political move, as currently, Korea and Japan are facing political friction. Fans pointed out that Jimin's political shirt - the reason their appearance on 'Music Station' was postponed - was worn almost 2 years ago by the idol. Meanwhile, last month, South Korea's court ruled that Japan must compensate Korean victims of forced wartime labor from World War Two for the unfair labor.



On the other hand, some Korean netizens still strongly feel that it is "inappropriate" for project group IZ*ONE - made up of 9 Korean members and 3 AKB48 franchise members - to appear on KBS, which is a public, national broadcasting station. Despite IZ*ONE's successful debut stage on KBS's 'Music Bank' last week, some netizens are still petitioning the girl group's promotions on the station; the government petition demanding a ban on IZ*ONE from appearing on public broadcast station programs currently has approximately 30,000 signatures. 


Now, after BTS's incident with 'Music Station', these netizens are more aggravated than ever regarding IZ*ONE's ongoing, active promotions in Korea. 


These netizens vented their frustration on online communities by posting that "IZ*ONE get to go on KBS tomorrow, while BTS get cancelled abruptly one day before their appearance on 'Music Station'", "BTS can't even go on a Japanese music show, but IZ*ONE just won #1 on a Korean music show", and more. 


Agreeing comments included, "I suddenly don't want to see IZ*ONE's faces", "Can't stand Mnet and CJ right now, just look at what they're doing", "That's messed up", "Mnet has got to feel at least some guilt right now", "Sorry IZ*ONE, I didn't really dislike you guys or anything before but now this is making me angry", "Can they just please ban IZ*ONE from KBS", etc. 


However, not all netizens are supporting the above claims, as some argued, "BTS's issue has nothing to do with IZ*ONE, don't try to make up these kinds of connections", "Keep BTS and IZ*ONE separate", "It's true that BTS getting cancelled sucks but it's not like it's IZ*ONE's fault", and such.


Meanwhile, IZ*ONE took home their first win since debut with "La Vie en Rose" on the November 8 broadcast of 'M! Countdown'. 

  1. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  2. IZ*ONE
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Kurapikaaa Friday, November 9, 2018 12
Friday, November 9, 2018

Something unfair happened to their group, so their solution is to inflict unfair punishment on another group. Seriously ?Why create more victims ? Completely unnecessary.

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Rephudence Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

That petition existed way before BTS' incident with Music Station, but go on.

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botmy Friday, November 9, 2018 10
Friday, November 9, 2018

oh shut up, it's not k-armys doing, they are handling situation very carefully.

maybe stop jumping on a hate wagon just like those knetz did

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vteebby Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

netizens are mad because it seems like Japan is being unfair to BTS for not allowing them to appear on their show so they dont want the Japanese members of IZONE to appear on their Korean broadcasting station. i understand the anger because it seems like Japan is being unfair to BTS. but really the members of IZONE did nothing wrong. they cant change their nationality. and this will be unfair for the other 9 girls in IZONE if they can't promote. people just need to understand. yes it sucks that politics is getting in the way but they cant be this way to other people

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Indri_hapsari Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

What about my daughters twice tho?..they were also the 1 who not gonna be invited to music station eventho they have 3 japanese members..i hope knetz dont banned twice

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melalabanana Friday, November 9, 2018 4
Friday, November 9, 2018

K-netz should just shut up. They are making things worst

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NoahL Friday, November 9, 2018 3
Friday, November 9, 2018

Its in their own country. They can say whatever they want. Who do you think you are? LOL.

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Tenken101 Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

yup. It's their own country. Their free to be as racist and trashy as they want to be. And I'm free to call them racist and trashy when they do racist and trashy sh*t

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jlaysone Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

a small problem can lead to a big problem. i guess they LOVE WAR SO MUCH!

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gosuPrime Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

Idiocy is too loud and noisy sometimes, bright ideas get swamped and silenced. Truly some people have corrupted and manipulated social networking, and mastered it to bend to their malicious will.

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eager_beaver Friday, November 9, 2018 1
Friday, November 9, 2018

Don't netizens have anything better to do with their lives? For example fighting against climate change and collapse of ecosystems, political corruption,massive wealth gaps that destabilize societies and transfer all the power in the hands of a few? This is what these people decide to waste their limited energy on?

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krell Saturday, November 10, 2018 0
Saturday, November 10, 2018

S.KOREANS finding 'vehicles' (BTS 'snub') to justify expressing DISLIKE of JAPAN, seems never ending.

And 'vice versa' to some extent too. It seems a never ending 'Ping Pong Ball' rally to little purpose ... ;)

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Znewie71 Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

so basically they are using kpop as the scapegoat for their goverrnment battles. Nothing new here.

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ruben Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

they are so shameless, what kind of blame has these girls? it's ridiculous

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RoAnon9935 Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

Japanese artists being held guilty for something probably in great grandfathers / great grandmothers time,.

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cnpvj Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

IZ*ONE isn't the only group with Japanese members though? IZ*ONE is 25% Japanese (3 members) and TWICE is 33% Japanese (also 3 members). I don't understand what this has to do with them. They are just looking for someone to let out their anger on and it is PETTY. I'd understand if the J line of IZ*ONE also wore something offensive or whatever, but they're just trying to complete their debut promotions. Leave them alone!

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Ploopy678 Friday, November 9, 2018 1
Friday, November 9, 2018

Its kind of unfair to punish a random group for this though!

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krell Saturday, November 10, 2018 0
Saturday, November 10, 2018

The focus is not 'random' in that 50% of IZ*ONE Group is JAPAN citizen members.

HALLYU is a bit of an illusion overall ... ;)

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AlexisChan Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

I'm sorry but from what I know, Japan has already compensated Korea 60-70 years ago but Korea hid it and kept the money all for themselves. The documents were uncovered 50 years after the fact and Korean government was still blaming them playing the victim card. They greedily kept most of the money and only gave the victims very little money. Why are they demanding more money? so they can keep it again? Also I find it strange that while Koreans bitch about Japan, many of their artists go to Japan to promote and Japanese welcome them but if there were Japanese coming to promote in Korea, they would probably be bitching. Just because this group has many Japanese members, they are playing victim card.

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foreverzyx Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

Knets problem: a music show cancels an idol group's appearance

their solution: have another music show cancel an idol group's appearance 🙃

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little_giant Friday, November 9, 2018 4
Friday, November 9, 2018

I like how many of you are trying to provide an unbiased viewpoint, but for korea-japan relations, you really have to be korean to understand the ill-feelings. Saying k-netz are immature doesnt shine so bright on you guys

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krell Saturday, November 10, 2018 3
Saturday, November 10, 2018

The 'ill will' between S.KOREA and JAPAN concerning WW2 and the 'Occupation Years' (1910-1945)

seems NOT disappearing any time soon.

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little_giant Saturday, November 10, 2018 2
Saturday, November 10, 2018

and it wont as long as the people who suffered through those times like our grandparents are still alive

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enzoa Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

I think there have been at least some tens of times when even korean performers were bashed for having made some kind of reference to Japan. Imagine what could have happened if some japanese idol did the same.

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maplebaconcookie Friday, November 9, 2018 1
Friday, November 9, 2018

say it with me: IT'S NOT IZONE'S FAULT.


once again: IT'S NOT IZONE'S FAULT.


how f'ed up are you to victimize another group because of your favorite group's current misfortune. F you.

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krell Saturday, November 10, 2018 0
Saturday, November 10, 2018

(Trolling) ... I did UP VOTE you ; but 'bleep' you too! ... ;)

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krell Saturday, November 10, 2018 0
Saturday, November 10, 2018

S.K Prez MOONdoggie is persistently 'sucking up' to N.K Prez KIM JONG UN.

To me, KIM JONG UN is a MASS MURDERER ; a 'Gangster' mentality DESPOT overall.

And yet, we have a 'Blue House Petition' (Oooo Oooo) about IZ*ONE K-pop Group ??? ... ;)

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krell Saturday, November 10, 2018 0
Saturday, November 10, 2018

(Trolling) ... BTS Group should have done a surprise performance located on the DOKDO ISLANDS! ... ;)
And made a POINT of saying they are NOT the TAKESHIMA ISLANDS (JAPAN's 'name claim').

... But honestly, I am NOT clear that you can TRASH JAPAN concerning K-pop Group acceptance.
BIGBANG Group mostly does JAPAN DOME CONCERTS as the MAIN SOURCE of their MONEY EARNINGS.
BTS Group will SURELY get their SHARE of JAPAN MONEY from DOME CONCERTS soon enough.

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ohbunnies Saturday, November 10, 2018 0
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Just let these girls shine..they earned it. This is their only chance because it's only a temporary thing..

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SUnknown Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

This is so stupid! One has nothing to do with the other. Even if it isn't just ARMYS, everyone needs to stop placing blame everywhere.

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petz4lyf Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

Can someone explain to me why the japanese members in IZONE are such big "problems" and the japanese members in Twice that are also promoting actively are not?

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mipcy Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

Charge your phone, you bastard!

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AlexisChan Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

they missed them at the airport and music station, boo hoo

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AlexisChan Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

also, WHO CARES! its not like BTS cancelled on a big concert, it was just a Music Show. no need for refunds tickets nothing. Just let I*Zones perform jeez. these fans need to get a life.

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I_Love_Anime12 Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

What is the difference between izone and twice? They both have 3 japanese members, they both promote in Japan and Korea so what is the difference from izone being allowed to promote on kbs and twice?

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aylmao Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

Koreans are some of the most racist people on earth lmao, you think america is bad until you see what asia is like, shit like this would never be allowed in a normal first world country

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WuQiFa Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

Wait, so TWICE should not promote either eh?

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cmkc109 Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

umm... what about TWICE?

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PinKookiE Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

Isnt this too hypocritical since there are more groups with jap members and izone is the only one being dragged?

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changminbaby Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

its knetizens angry about what happened to bts and the tension btw japan and korea, the petition started even before the case of bts, but if you are saying its armys then okay lol whatever make you sleep at night.

anyway, what happening to both bts and IZ'ONE its unfair ,they should leave idols out of their grudges

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Mkm Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

why did they vote for them in the first place if japanese being in korea is sensitive, even before bts situation. and what about twice? they are promoting right now.

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qnaug Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

now that's some made up bullshit... just say u hate them why excuses

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Oliv3r_Do_min Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

When will they overcome this issue?

This thing has been raised up many times as accuse to harm each other. 😟

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GreenCJason Friday, November 9, 2018 1
Friday, November 9, 2018

I mean I really dislike IZ'ONE and don't want to see them success in Korea for varies reason

but come on this has nothing to do with them. To robe their chance to perform is not right

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toolz Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

you must be suffering a lot seeing the girl's achievements.

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Stopudelulu Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

yes kick the jap out

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meryam Friday, November 9, 2018 2
Friday, November 9, 2018

AKB48 wore the rising sun flag 2 years ago . . .

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meryam Friday, November 9, 2018 1
Friday, November 9, 2018

why the downvotes? I just stated something that exist and because akp didn't mention it

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aylmao Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

because it's completely irrelevant and the fact you even mentioned it says alot about the type of person you are.

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cpttsubasa Friday, November 9, 2018 8
Friday, November 9, 2018

Korea should ban boygroups. They and their misogynistic fans only cause problems.

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krell Saturday, November 10, 2018 6
Saturday, November 10, 2018

A *lot* of the MONEY PROFIT is from the MALE Groups. The Female Groups earn money too ; but NOT as much.

NOT that many FEMALE Groups can 'sell out' DOME CONCERTS in JAPAN, is the reality.

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cpttsubasa Saturday, November 10, 2018 5
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Girl groups have way more bookings for smaller attendancies. They also get more CF money. Also if boygroups get banned, why shouldnt these nasty teenagers just spend their parents money on girl groups or other products? Girl groups have superior discipline anyway. They deserve way more money than those scandalous oppas. Will be a good way to teach uneducated fangirls what is right and wrong :)

And as a fan I dont really care about the industries profits.

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aylmao Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

true, gaypop is cancer

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