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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 17 days ago

Netizens criticize 'ISAC' for not giving Holics' Yeonjung screen time even after winning gold

MBC's 'Idol Star Athletics Championship (ISAC)' is receiving criticism for uneven screen time. 

Once again, the annual event took place in time for the Lunar New Year holiday. In the women's 60-meter sprint, HolicsYeonjung came in 1st place. However, there was no interview with the gold medalist. In fact, Yeonjung didn't receive much screen time at all. 

Netizens pointed out the more popular idols such as the members of IZ*ONE, received greater attention and a lot of screen time even when they placed last. Many questioned fairness and criticized 'ISAC' for gearing the spotlight based on popularity. 

Comments stated"I understand this is a show and viewer ratings are important but don't call it a 'championship' when they are only going to focus on popular idols," "She won 1st place. She deserves an interview," "Not only Yeonjung but they were like this for every category. They only care about the popular idols," "Don't be inviting everyone if they're only going to focus on certain groups," "Rookies worked so hard in hopes of receiving even a bit of screen time. This is brutal," "She was on screen for like 2 seconds..." "I didn't even know she was running until she won." 

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LaniJ 17 days ago 3
17 days ago

That's very unfair indeed. They went there, putting strain on their bodies in order to get a bit of screen time if they won and they get nothing when they do.

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CaroleZJones (Banned) 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

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SocorroKBarger (Banned) 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

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Huhuhh 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Ok i will join..i wanna buy The Trimage Apartments in Sungsoo-dong,be around celebrities neighbourhood.. 🤣😅😆😁

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jokbal_is_yum 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

Geez, ISAC - that's pretty damn rude.
Just because someone is from a nugu group doesn't mean they get to be ignored, ESPECIALLY if they WON GOLD.


>___<

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nnani 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I wouldn't use nugu, nugu is basically an insult. I know you most likey mean well, but just say not as popular or underrated, not nugu.

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aloemist 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

what seems unfair is that from what I saw, a lot of the girls running for the 60m sprint seemed to be rookie idols. yes undoubtedly IZONE was probably the most popular or relevant out of the girls running, therefore MBC thought to give THEM screentime for ratings, but ISAC always has those moments where the audience watching always looks up the idols who excel at the sports. There are so many stars whose name value went up because they did so well at ISAC, that some groups even joked that one member was the "ISAC" position. TBH I never heard of HOLICS before, but who knows if I would be interested in looking them up after I saw ISAC?? I guess Im asking for too much from a corporation that only looks at the financial aspect and not the personal aspect that viewers at home may see it.

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EliA345 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

ISAC's the worst. The idols stay up all night for hours with for these events and risk injury. Nobody wants to do it but MBC makes them. No ISAC, no broadcast on other MBC music shows. Only the really big groups can get out of it or hand pick some events because MBC obviously wants them on their shows.

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UnicornCuppycake 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I don't know who they are but if she won she at least deserves screen time for that. I remember seeing Boys Republic at it a few years back and they never got screen time at all. They're all competing so it doesn't hurt to show a few rookies but instead it's a popularity contest... how sad.

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epicfail69 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

We all saw how they treated BTS back in the days when they were "nugu". At least the commentators didn't mention something along the lines of "Wow, this is impossible. How did she win? This is impossible!".

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FluffyMoonBunny 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

she won and she deserves screen time. Who knows how much she worked hard for this. Especially since they're still not well known, they'd work really hard to get even seconds of screentime. This is just unfair. They should at least have had an interview. It's such a great chance to be in the spotlight and ISAC is just not even giving that chance.

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nnani 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Well said guys. Especially "I understand this is a show and viewer ratings are important but don't call it a 'championship' when they are only going to focus on popular idols," That is so true!!

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shubhajan 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

sad really, they only care about the big groups tbh , no equality at all

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Exo_Leia 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Poor girl, she was probably doing her best to get attention for her group. I saw their stage last week and even though it's not my style, I wish the best for them

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M_Sat 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

Not surprised, ISAC plays a lot of favoritism with groups based on popularity, not on the winners of the actual event.

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Huhuhh 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Pity them..😢..they should change the name to Idol Star Popularity Championship (ISPC)

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SpanishKpoper 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Cmon the show is for promoting the groups, but all groups!!! who will be the dumb who attends and win then dont have screentime??

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arief71p 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

I think the situation is similar with allkpop

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CheapKing 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

This is so unfair! you better be fair MBC.

This time i'd be thankful to netizen, now i'll go and checking for Holics 😄

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Arcwindz 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Sad but true, it's like the trailer/teaser, those appear may not win anything at all but they appeared nonetheless

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Irena_Lia 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

n-n-nugu?

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Garcianna (Banned) 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

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Stopudelulu (Banned) 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

but she's ugly. And what the hell is holics

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OhMyGuy 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

Mhmm I'm sure she's a whole lot cuter then you. Holics are the group that won the women's 60 meter dash at ISAC duh.

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M_Sat 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Stopudelulu is just this pretend army troll who goes under different accounts. Just report.

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Stopudelulu (Banned) 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

She looks like a transgender

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