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Posted by emmamadison24 Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Netizens react to the '2018 MAMA' kickoff in Korea..."a huge disappointment"


Article: '2018 MAMA' why bother holding it in Korea... a slow start

Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate

1. [+1,238, -40] It's a Korean award ceremony and yet this year was the first time in 10 years it was held here and only rookies were invited ㅋㅋ Mnet keeps trying to act like this is some global ceremony but they should shut up if they're not going to get Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, or Taylor Swift to come and just stick to hosting it in Korea. They call themselves global and have yet even host it in America.

2. [+1,081, -17] So they held Wanna One down since they need a main artist of the night ㅋㅋㅋ I just don't get why they need to divide the show into three countries?

3. [+790, -10] People kept complaining about it being held overseas so Mnet was like "ok here you go" and gave us a bunch of nugus ㅋㅋ

4. [+51, -0] What in the world was that Japanese girl group? Was that a school talent show performance? ㅋㅋ Mnet's really trying to sell this as a global ceremony with such low-class acts like that? ㅋㅋㅋ I was so embarrassed for them while watching ㅋㅋㅋ why were they even running around on the stage ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+44, -0] The stages were so... ill prepared. 'M! Countdown' is better set up than this. I bet you that it's going to be super flashy in Hong Kong and Japan ㅡㅡ shouldn't have bothered hosting it in Korea at all

6. [+40, -0] I changed the channel yesterday. It was worse quality than a weekly music show ㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+39, -3] A MAMA without BTS~~~ and in Korea, no less...

8. [+25, -0] Mnet's not even special enough to be hosting this three times, just hold it all at once

9. [+25, -0] ㅋㅋㅋ Since when was MAMA considered a ceremony ㅋㅋㅋㅋ it's just a school talent reality show ㅋ

10. [+22, -1] Not even as good as 'Music Bank';;;


Source: netizenbuzz

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darkangel452 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Why do I feel so bad for the rookies? They are quite mean., calling them nugus.

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Fan_from_India Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Yes, I completely agree to what you are saying

We should be considerate towards the artists especially the new ones

Even BTS were not treated great but look where they are. Hence, LIVE AND LET LIVE

Its such a shame where grownups have to be taught the meaning of "Being Kind" to others.

Rookies are young and understandably nervous with MAMA being a huge platform. Even without other "Superstars" MAMA still holds on its own. They are making some decisions which everyone dont agree to, but that's their strategy. I am sure there is a reason behind conducting 3 events and inspite of receiving criticism they are still sticking to their guns....which in itself is commendable

For me what matters is the great performances by Seniors and Juniors in one platform. Where else do we get to see them together? Regarding the "Award" at the end of the day its just an award.....few win few lose. Thats okay......since most of the artists are already reaping REWARDS


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Winston Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

i think i do agree its bad to call them nugus, but from a viewer POV, "awards" show is to rewards outstanding achievements in that year, out of the award show, only a handful is Korean, i guess the Korean viewers are all scratching their heads why more than half the air time is showing on New Artistes for Japan, Thailand and whatever country, etc. and special stages here and that, as if its a GAYO DAEJUN.

Maybe its because Mnet dun have its own Gayo Daejun. even as a international viewer on YT, i find myself switching to other websites when its about other awards.

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eigb10 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Last good MAMA award was 2015 & we all know why

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fantasticlau Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Every MAMA after 2013 was bad. 2015 was basically a YG concert, everyone else got very little screen time. (even though I was super happy that SHINee attended and performed)

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Nikynik345lt3Ros Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

That's why 2015 was good, everyone knows YG concerts are super entertaining. MAMA is still making money and still getting celebrities to attend their award show, so even if Korean's hate it, Mnet will still do what they want to do. But obviously if they get YG and SM artists to attend next year it would be a much better show.

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Mitch1 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

yeah haha that was the best MAMA ive ever seen

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kpoplovermay Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ok half these comments listed are super ignorant i cant even >< ...


"[+1,238, -40] It's a Korean award ceremony and yet this year was the

first time in 10 years it was held here and only rookies were invited ㅋㅋ

Mnet keeps trying to act like this is some global ceremony but they

should shut up if they're not going to get Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, or

Taylor Swift to come and just stick to hosting it in Korea. They call

themselves global and have yet even host it in America."


last i checked the MAMA's have always been a global ASIAN awards show not a American award show >_> and ive been watching the MAMA's since 2013 lol why would they have more American acts than they already do, i'll say it again its a global ASIAN AWARD SHOW .....they dont promote themselves as a Korean award show ..... >< they showcase the TALENT from all ASIA and even some other countries too, people need to get off they're high horse not everything has to be about American validity , im from the US and im happy they dont add more American artists , gives me a chance to see OTHER PERFORMERS than the ones they listed cause theyre everywhere already and its boring for me to see them now -_- and the fact that this has over 1k likes is just pitiful *smh * mnet always has different global artist ranging from all countries, even America at theyre award show and i heard this year Janet jackson will be performing at it,,,, so that makes this comment all the more stupid and ill informed .


"4. [+51, -0] What in the world was that

Japanese girl group? Was that a school talent show performance? ㅋㅋ

Mnet's really trying to sell this as a global ceremony with such

low-class acts like that? ㅋㅋㅋ I was so embarrassed for them while

watching ㅋㅋㅋ why were they even running around on the stage ㅋㅋㅋ"

this has to be the worst comment of them all, talk about ignorant and racist to boot -_- who are they to determine whats low-class and what isnt ?bet they didnt study ART and DANCE , as someone who has , i actually thought theyre dance was very artistic and emotional to watch , which is what that groups known for , if the commenters had actually given them a chance and educated themselves by googling them they would of known that, but i suppose theyre to racist to watch or listen to the performance with a open mind and heart .. so a simple google search like i did before they go and write trash comments like this is to much to ask *smh * -_-



"7. [+39, -3] A MAMA without BTS~~~ and in Korea, no less..."


really -_- this is why people dont like army ..... so many douche people making comments like these, most army who aren't as lazy and misinformed as this one was know that BTS is going to be at the finale night this was just the premier lol


as for all the nugu comments, i really dont care what the commenters think, im happy mnet is giving the underrated and "nugu " artists a CHANCE to show theyre talent, that is nice, i just wish they didnt give the chance to pretty much just theyre mnet program artists o.o ... i mean yea they did have a few that weren't, like stray kids loona , gidle, or gwsn etc, but like the rest were all mnet show groups.............. not that they were bad ( i love many of them, ) its just was it a coincidence... i think not...lol

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Ricu Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

I fully agree! I mean:

"Mnet keeps trying to act like this is some global ceremony but they

should shut up if they're not going to get Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, or

Taylor Swift to come and just stick to hosting it in Korea. They call

themselves global and have yet even host it in America."


So now all of a sudden "global" means that it should be all about America and American artists? Why do some people think that the world is only centered around the US? If they wanna complain about Mnet's lack of globality, they shouldn't start off with talking about only America -_-

And as you said, those are still ASIAN awards, sothey should really not complain in the first place.

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Nina14red Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

You are spot on with your comments! This is an award show to showcase and celebrate ASIAN artists, not just Korean. People get so caught up in their favorite groups and don't ever give other groups especially rookies the chance to try and win them over as a fan. IT'S OK TO LIKE AND APPRECIATE MORE THAN ONE GROUP PEOPLE.

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Resnonance Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The crowd was 99% Wanna One and IZ*ONE fans. I'm a fan of the two as well but the crowd did not get two shits about any other artist. Vinxen's stage was great and he performed well but the entire crowd was blacked out and half the crowd was staring at the artists sitting down rather than being respectful to the artist performing.

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Mkm Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

they made a mistake. to begin with it was wrong to do a whole award show to invite only rookies, who will watch it, that's the reality, no one really cares abt rookies other than their fans, but other fandom won't watch it since their faves aren't there, and I don't think people in korea really care abt rookies, if they will watch mama they will watch the last one, in hong kong. it was wrong to hold one for only rookies, I hope they learn from their mistake, and next year invite all artist in one place and not three countries since all award shows invite everyone for one day, I think its possible.

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Kosmo_Lap Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Not everyone likes your fandom. Not everyone cares about your bts.

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Mkm Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

???? huh? when did I mention bts here?

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Maneli Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The venue & stage weren't for a high class end year ceremony like mama.

It wasn't fancy at all

Poor rookies

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BritishKpopFan Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

I miss Big Bang 😔

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jeyjin Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Do people still take award shows seriously?

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alicehalf Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

This is the premiere, the real show will happen at 14th

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D_Liam Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

why must mama split the award night into 3. the award itself is already shitty enough.

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gonfreecss Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Okay I agree that the stage is very small and cheap looking. But calling all the rookies nugus is so mean. The fact that the new rookie acts now have a chance to perform at MAMA is great opportunity for them. Plus it's called a premiere for a reason.

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Indri_hapsari Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

netizen should just have their own award ceremony bythemselves then...too much talk but less action...1st day only for rookie..combine rookie with top artist will be so burdened to them who mostly really really young..let the times shape their own confident in the future so they can be better in the next stage...plus i believe if rookie join the top artist to perform, it will be more embarrasing coz no1 will cheer them (the rookies) since the korean fans r really racist..they will only cheer loud for top artist only

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ana_martins Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

since long time ago MAMA is nothing but a big disappointment. Probably since 2013. i even gave up watching it

But i keep rewinding MAMA 2011 every year of so good that time was

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DelightGalaxy Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"Rookies dont get to perform" Netizens = of course! only the same groups perform in ceremonies kjGFJKLHHJKHGGYJ// you dont give rookies a chance KLJDYHMNDHJH // JHFGJHFKJKLLKJFHG

"Rookies DO perfrom" Netizens = only rookies were invited// Was that a school talent show performance? //they gave us a bunch of nugus

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SharCx Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

what a dumb fucking article. only 1 of 3 shows have happened and the Korean one is always smaller, because it's mainly small artists.


"should shut up if they're not going to get Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, or Taylor Swift"

this proves most people don't bother doing research. Mnet already invited Janet Jackson herself.

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sandybee3 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

But not for the korean one since there were only nugu's

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Winston Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mnet should give RIP the "ASIAN" word out of the awards and keep it to KOREA only with Kpop artistes only. i agree with netizens on why there is a need to give out awards to other asian music artistes when those countries have their OWN MUSIC AWARDS also.

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adrian_4d Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

are they really dont know about MAMA, at least what they do....me not from korea, but when mnet announce MAMA will held in 3 Place....that impossible they held 3 MAMA Show with all 3 show invite top 3 agency artist and other top artist.....they really a stupid netizen


and thow make this article.... such a lazy article.....tish is just 1st MAMA, and this show about new artist in asia, you need make at least make view point from you as writer..... or maybe not writer fauls...this ALLKPOP stupid article curration

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kyshro Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Agreed.

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Jichuchi Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Plus the usual procedure of giving best new artist to their own Mnet produce groups

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CassExolElf Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

I’m just sad that YG and SM are not attending :( Nothing else...

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cpttsubasa Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
I dont care about these salty fangirls. I just enjoyed the performances.
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zedi Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

making it 3 days to "get 3 cakes to share " with everyone is not really a good idea.

we know every single award and who will you give it to since the nominations


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MariaR38 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

damn that was harsh

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trejwqe Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Allkpop always uploads bad comments. Ignore good comments

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Indri_hapsari Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

held a ln award concert in korea is really not prestigious...plus the fans will only cheer up for their beloved ones...korea deserves a small stage for rookie only despite big stage like in japan n hongkong...stray kids for example have zero fanchants in here which is very understandable bcoz they r not popular yet, but in japan they got louder fanchants than in here...mama is smart, they know how to hype a performance n the stage is beyond spectacular when they held in japan

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BBFOR5VER Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

HAHA LooooL

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flowerlantern Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Most of those comments are disrespectful, but I'm not with Mnet in this. I'll explain: They separate rookies from other artists who will have a bigger audience, so they're making difficult for general audiencies to know those new groups. They won't have their opportunity to shine under a big stage, wich is unfair.


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AyaniELF Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

MAMA awards have always been garbage. It's either shitty camera work or fucked up mics. Nothing new *yawns* If anyone expected them to be as good as when Big Bang performed, y'all dumb.

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Indri_hapsari Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Please accept the fact that this is 2018 not 2010..young entertainer already born n they r not that bad either..they r even broke their senior's record..so i dont understand why people still say bigbang is everything..even exo 's growl performance back then is better than bigbang in 2013..the only one why people still cheer for bigbang us none other bcoz of their seniority in kpop industry n their music, we respect that...but for performances exo n bts is much much better ....

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Kkkpopvvv Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

lOL The moment I knew EXO was not attending I knew that award show was gonna be bad. Even their stage is so small. I never even voted becasue all EXO fancafes tweeted not to vote because of what MAAM did to EXO last year. XD Looks like even BTS ditched them lol but I am sure they will get an ward for attendance if they do attend but Wanna one will grab everything even the unit award that Girls generation and EXO deserve more because they outsold,outviewed and outcharted the unit of Wanna one I did not know it existed. MAMA is dead and cancelled it started with YG now SM is cancelling them as well now they have only 1 top artits to attend it. What are they doing when the people who deserve t owin won't attend...

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Ayshaparii (Banned) Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Sshima_is_cute Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

What a waste!!! They don't even know whom to award.

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jenna Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Duuuh!!! What do you expect? We already knew its gonna suck!

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wanna_uwie Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

well i have to agree with netizens that the MAMA premiere was dissapointing...the stage wasn't like big event stage ...its poorly made...when i saw the line ups, there're only rookies...wae? i think its better to mix the senior n junior artists instead of inviting only rookies to attend in one ceremony...i feel bad for the rookies...

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Army_of_Inspirit Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

VERY DISAPPOINTING MAMA

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Army_of_Inspirit Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It was bad... MAMA made a half-hearted ass attempt in the event. IT WAS KOREA! They should've done the MAIN event in KOREA. It's the CENTRAL HUB OF KPOP!!! Better off having no event then some event with a budget of $100!!! This is huge disrespect.

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Indri_hapsari Tuesday, December 11, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Korean fans r racist..they will only cheer out loud for top artist only...international fans r way better...have u seen music bank in germany...rookies like g idle n stray kids got the loudest fanchant just like how exo n bts usually get

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