Like any K-pop idol group after seven years, ASTRO is currently going through a period in which the members are at a crossroads as to whether they will renew their contract with Fantagio or move to another management agency.
Recently, one ASTRO fan pointed out that it seems that Fantagio is promoting the members who renewed their contract more than the members who have not yet done so. The fan took it to a popular Korean online community Nate Pann and let out her frustrations.
She explained, "Fantagio, please don't discriminate against the members!!! I wonder if this is discrimination against the members who renewed the contract and the ones that didn't." The fan continued to explain that it seems that Fantagio has been promoting one member more often recently and promoting the other members once in a while.
The fan continued to say, "I'm sorry I am causing a commotion with the other fans and I also think - in the perspective of the company - it is only right to promote the members who renewed their contract more. But then, there is so much Cha Eun Woo contributed to the company so I think they should do their best to support his solo activities until the contract expires. I'm just angry at the company that is not even doing that."
Despite her concerns, there were mixed opinions on this matter as other netizens commented, "I feel like ASTRO fans are all saying Fantagio is discriminating against their favorite member lol," "I'm from another fandom but I think Moonbin should be promoted individually more, he's so charming," "Well it is true there has to be some differentiation in how the company treats the members who renewed the contract and those who didn't," "I feel like this argument is pointless," and "Which members are the ones that renewed and those who didn't?"