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YG's excessive media-play for iKON + Mnet issue

Pann: Yang Hyun Suk's media-play is dirty this time

(Pann talks about how YG released biased articles of iKON not being a #1 nominee on Mnet )

1. [+155, -8] I think they're trying to put a classy image on iKON. Even rookie groups of other big companies perform on nugu music shows but YG doesn't and yet they ask for winning #1. No wonder why broadcast stations hate YG, they're so arrogant.

2. [+135, -19] I think YG is expecting a lot from iKON. They've never done so much media-play for Bigbang and Winner... And yet the concert tickets of iKON are mostly invited tickets. It was too much to have a gymnastics stadium for a rookie group.

3. [+124, -50] YG is really arrogant this time. I honestly think their sajaegi is possible. It's not 100% impossible. It's not like JTBC only mentioned iKON and yet YG released articles for clarifications. It even looks like they're trying to use this to get attention. Today's Mnet ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+64, -0] This is legendary media-play... They released no articles of Winner selling all tickets of a concert at a gymnastics stadium but iKON is on Naver's main page everyday.

5. [+52, -4] I think they're anxious because they planned to make Winner and iKON at a same level but Winner got more popular than expected.

6. [+52, -1] Look at the top comment on an article of Red Velvet winning #1



[+4227, -1277] I congratulate Red Velvet but poor iKON. What kind of situation is this?


7. [+49, -1] The article titles make me speechless ㅋㅋ They're talking as if the previous trophies are also weird


Article: 'M Countdown' Red Velvet wins #1 in the controversy of iKON's rank '5 trophies'


8. [+48, -1] Why is Yang Hyun Suk promoting iKON so much? As a non-fan I really don't understand. It's not like they have an outstanding visual like Bigbang TOP or Winner Jinwoo. They look average, they definitely don't have a visual.

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Pann; iKON's concert is a bit

(Pann talks about how YG gave out 2000 seats of iKON's concert as 'invited tickets' and media-played it as 'sold out concert')

1. [+103, -4] Their media-play is honestly excessive comparing to Bigbang and Winner

2. [+100, -3] Even iKON fans know that the media-play is excessive. They've never done this much of media-play for Bigbang and Winner. I get that they're media-playing as a rookie group from a big company but they're on Naver's main page everyday.

3. [+90, -1] Why are iKON stans complaining about Mnet ㅋㅋ If you don't promote, then Mnet doesn't put you as a nominee. Top comments on Naver are talking about Busker Busker but Busker Busker promoted for 2 weeks. Besides, isn't it more weird to see them as a nominee when they didn't even have an official debut stage yet? People usually go on a public broadcast for their debut stage. I don't understand why they're bringing up false information.

4. [+86, -3] I agree with this. I think they're rushing to balance both groups because Winner got much more popular. iKON will end up getting popular anyways. Excessive media-play will bring nothing but hate.

5. [+83, -3] Agreed... They're desperate to get a 'rookie monster' title.

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