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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF 2 days ago

Mnet issues official apology for 'Produce' vote-rigging controversy & updates fans on IZ*ONE and X1

AKP STAFF

Mnet has issued an official apology for the 'Produce' vote-rigging controversy and updated fans on IZ*ONE and X1's future plans.

As previously reported, police are currently investigating the 'Produce' series after head producer Ahn Joon Young confessed to manipulating votes for 'Produce 48' and 'Produce X 101' and for partially manipulating votes for the first two seasons of 'Produce 101'.

On December 3, Mnet released the following statement:

"Hello, this is Mnet.

We wish to sincerely apologize to viewers, fans, trainees, and agencies for causing concern because of our program.

We're currently cooperating in the investigation with a sincere attitude, and we'll pursue strict internal measures according to the results.

Following discussions with related parties, we'll release plans for compensation, reformative measures, and future plans for IZ*ONE and X1 as soon as possible.

However, we sincerely ask that you consider the artists and trainees, who've done nothing wrong, so they do not suffer additional damage."

  1. IZ*ONE
  2. X1
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ChoIzanami142 pts 2 days ago 4
2 days ago

"We sincerely apologize for beeing a bunch of corrupt idiots, that took money and women for manipulating what our viewers had put their heart into. Please consider the idols well-beeing, as we already haven't, so that their reputation doesn't get tarnished even more. We did all that work for you already, so rest asured. We apologize once again and want to remind you to support our new show with just as much heart and money than you did with the 'Produce'-series. We also hope you throw in an extra hand of cash so the new trainees on our great and definitly not rigged new show won't have to feel bad. Our Producer has to pay for his prostitutes himself now, so please vote a lot!"

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rain_zac13 pts 2 days ago 8
2 days ago

Please bring Iz*one back, I miss them so much. Don't hurt them, I don't ever want to hear anymore suicide news because of depression, cyberbullying etc.

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