[Maeil Business Star Today Park Se-yeon]
IZ*ONE, who was postponed amid the controversy surrounding the ‘Produce 101’ series was excluded from the lineup of CJ ENM’s annual event ‘2019 MAMA’, to continue the silent time.
According to Mnet, IZ*ONE’s final appearance in ‘2019 MAMA’, which will be held in Nagoya Dome, Japan on December 4, was unsuccessful. After appearing in the cast lineup, which was previously released, its casting was suspended after allegations of the voting manipulation..
This result was somewhat expected.
IZ*ONE continued its schedule after the Produce case, which began with the ‘Produce X 101’ viewers’ voting manipulation, but the group stooped its activity after PD Ahn Joon-young acknowledged his allegation.
The first regular album ‘Bloom IZ’ originally scheduled for November 11th was postponed, and the movie ‘IZ on Me’ scheduled to be released on the 15th was also suspended. Recently, Japan’s schedule, which had been planned after the comeback, was also suspended at once, making it impossible to know when the activities will resume.
At present, investigations on the manipulation are being sent to the prosecution, but IZ*ONE and X One’s comeback is still drifting. The both opinions that “It is right to dismantle the team because there are members who benefited from the fabrication,” and “Innocent member should not be shields or scapegoats” are struggling.
IZ*ONE has continued its rosy journey in a short time, but after a year of debut, it is unexpectedly in the middle stage of group abolishment, but IZ*ONE is having a silent time that can’t make any voice.
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