A Dutch documentary titled, 'Ewout & de Keiharde K-pop Wereld,' is under fire for their biased depiction of the K-pop industry, and "harassing" GWSN with rude questions.
Many fans are displeased with the documentary for its lack of research and only highlighting the dark side of the K-pop industry. The show even used footage from SHINee Jonghyun's funeral to emphasize the depressive manner of K-pop idols.
The documentary also visits GWSN at their fansign event. The host fires rude questions such as "Did you get plastic surgery?" He also asked the members to share thoughts on the ongoing K-pop scandals.
GWSN's agency, KIWIPOP, shared an official statement and explained the Dutch staff members entered the event without permission and did not keep their promise to edit out certain scenes.
The agency stated, "They entered the event without obtaining any permission from our staffs and interviewed GWSN with rude questions, which we had to stop. Later, they had agreed that they would edit out certain scenes containing the interviews, staffs, and fans, and that they would finalize the edits concerning scenes with GWSN upon our consent. However, it has been verified that they have broadcasted the program without contacting us beforehand for any kind of consent, confirmation, agreement or permission."
KIWIPOP is trying to contact the Dutch companies and production team for details. The agency also apologized for the alarming incident.