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Posted by Sophie-Ha Wednesday, January 11, 2023

K-netizens react after the announcement of the four members of a new virtual K-pop girl group

AKP STAFF

There have been recent reports of a new virtual K-pop girl group making a debut soon.

Metaverse Entertainment, a subsidiary of game company Netmarble, created different social media accounts announcing the upcoming K-pop girl group along with different teasers. Then on January 11, the four members of the virtual girl group were unveiled.

The group named MAVE: will have four AI members - MARTY:, TYRA:, ZENA:, and SIU: and their group teaser photo was released on this day. The girls are seen exuding a punk rock band vibe wearing black outfits with hints of purple.

With the teaser of the new AI girl group revealed, netizens have mixed reactions. They are expressing a range of reactions across various social media platforms and commented, "Do they really think they can earn profit from them?" "Would there be any meaning to being part of a fandom?" "How are they going to do fan sign events or release songs?" "This is so scary," "How are the members going to be paid? lol," "Wow, this is amazing, they look like real people," and, "I thought they were real people."



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passerby-shi
passerby-shi922 pts Wednesday, January 11, 2023 3
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

But how are netizens going to be mad about them being lazy on stage and lipsyncing?

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tyger117,042 pts Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Super stupid. This is even dumber than Aespa's avatar nonsense. Waaaaaay more dumb.

That's not to say it won't result in any good music - it might.

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