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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, December 14, 2018

Swings shares then deletes a post calling 'MAMA' an idol-centered ceremony

Swings shared a controversial post on Instagram.

Following the '2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards' finale in Hong Kong, Swings posted a video of the hip-hop stage from the event. He captioned, "Seriously, I once again realized that nothing is impossible seeing this person. It was the hottest stage from the idol-centered ceremony."

The hip-hop stage featured Swings,NaflaThe QuiettPaloaltoChangmo, BewhY, and E-Sens.

Several netizens criticized the post which seems to degrade idol singers. On the other hand, some agreed with Swings and said, "He's criticizing 'MAMA,' not idols," "It's true. 'MAMA' would be nothing without idols."

Meanwhile, Swings ultimately deleted the post from his Instagram as it grew controversial. 

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saltyswagger Friday, December 14, 2018 1
Friday, December 14, 2018

i mean.... It's true


idols = fans = viewers = money ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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giogio Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

coudn't agree more!! it's an idol award!!! their fans have always been hysterical even before listening to their music, especially toward that boy group!! so pathetic!!!

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gum1h0 Friday, December 14, 2018 3
Friday, December 14, 2018

Well he's just saying the truth, and it's kind of tiresom... I mean I swear I love kpop but the korean musical scene is so much more than that...

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LaniJ Friday, December 14, 2018 2
Friday, December 14, 2018

Korean musical scene is kinda dead without the idols. Only idol fans stick to their screens to await for red carpets and performances. No idol fans = no viewership.

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hiroonakamura Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

actually, some of the biggest selling singles this year are non-idol songs. In fact, I think in the top 10 songs of the year you'll find that about half of them are non-idol songs. Maybe more

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gum1h0 Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Yeah I guess musical ceremonies or shows like Idol Room would die.

But the musical scene wouldn't. If idols give more space to other singers, people would listen to them and appreciate more their songs.

And singers don't need to fill stadiums or domes to be successful.

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CoolestPolarBear Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

He isn't lying in the slightest. It really is very idol-centered, most rappers and other types of entertainers are typically idols or ex-idols who decided to make another carrer. Well, that and "instrument idols" like Day6 or The Rose, which are basically the same thing.

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bobabasket Friday, December 14, 2018 1
Friday, December 14, 2018

Btw he was referring to Mommy Son's stage, not the hip hop stage he was featured in

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SUMUH101 Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

wtf is Mommy Son's .. ah never mind ..somehow google recognizes it now

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fantasticlau Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

Well, it obviously is. It aims towards the international audience who happen to be interested in idols more.

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2jelooppar Friday, December 14, 2018 1
Friday, December 14, 2018

Well yeah if you were more famous and likeable like idols maybe they would have given u more time on stage

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hiroonakamura Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

what's not what he was talking about. he was talking about the awards themselves.

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Mkm Friday, December 14, 2018 1
Friday, December 14, 2018

I mean.... that's what the people want, u have fans and popularity u get invited. imagine inviting people who aren't idols (from his community) and not even popular, what will happen then... whats his problem with idols.. + their stage was all over the place, (in my opinion) sorry their stage wasn't that great

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hiroonakamura Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

wasnt it supposed to be all over the place since there were like 10 different artists doing 10 different songs?

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kpopfanyes Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

he's not wrong, it's the truth

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hiroonakamura Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

he's not wrong. MAMA is a joke and is very idol-centered. Just like melon awards and the rest too.

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shyloone Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

well i kind of agree, but thats only because i love SMTM, an i have to say Idols are the ones getting the money, an Nafla was so happy cheering on BTS, more than i can say about the one sitting beside him he didnt have a smile on his face, an felt like he was forced to clap, anyhow great performances though by SMTM crew

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gonfreecss Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

As a khiphop lover and also an army this is really true and a shame. most people didn't know some of these rappers if they didn't watch SMTM7. BewhY was amazing. people put them down or neglected them because they're only idol fans.

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Stopudelulu Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

But all the year end ceremonies are idol centered. That's the only way to get many views. This kid is dumb

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holdthisLnoobs Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

Swings can't catch a break lol, love you big man

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heeheehe Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

This guy always has something to say about idols!

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Vixxisinfinite Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

it supposed to be a asian award show according to mnet all their is kpop idols. They need to invite more artists from other genre. Plt not even a group but still produce better music than alot of these top 3 groups their a lot of bands too.

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woobinjjang Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

it's true lol

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yelloworange223 Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

I understand the opinion of rap lovers here but i hate at all...and im sure majority of asians do...

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Sara_hyung Saturday, December 15, 2018 1
Saturday, December 15, 2018

He's not lying, the whole thing is based around the Idols, there are not enough awards based around other genres of music. There's only one award on hip hop

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Sharkry Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

And even the nominees on hip-hop awards weren't representative of this year, instead of "rap award' and 'r&b award' they mixed both as urban and it's 4/5 R&B hell even Pop-R&B with Soulmate and Jenga ; I expected Giriboy's Flex to be nominated

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transparent Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Pretty much but then again 99% of viewers are idol fans so..

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kiranoir Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Guess someone who has no idol look is jelly

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Hyungshi Saturday, December 15, 2018 1
Saturday, December 15, 2018

if k-hiphop has a place it’s probably because they are riding on the success of kpop idols and the fans which has multiple taste in music.

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hiroonakamura Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

nah, k hiphop has a place in the korean music scene's front right now solely because of SMTM imo. That show was huge a few years back and brought k hiphop in the mainstream , which is why so many of these rappers will often get no1 hits as soon as they realize songs.

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SharCx Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

they should be happy MAMA even invited them in the first place. where else would they be able to perform at this scale?

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LaniJ Friday, December 14, 2018 1
Friday, December 14, 2018

Who is that dude even? Without the idols, MAMA would have 5% viewership. Perhaps I am even generous with 5%.. He can go ahead and organize his own show, what a sore loser.

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Sharkry Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

He's one of the biggest names in KHip-Hop right now, what he's saying isn't to go without idols but to put all genres on the same level, his own show ? There's the hip-hop awards but it's not an event as big as MAMA, some KHip-Hop artists and Indie artists do sometimes much better than idols in Korea, BOL4, IU, Dean, Heize, etc are all guaranteed to top the charts upon releases, as a big event it's only normal that all genres of Korea's music industry are represented equally, which isn't

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