Starship received criticisms for lack of uneven line distribution for IVE’s “After LIKE”.
On August 22nd, IVE officially released their third single “After LIKE” and garnered major public attention from the audience. Following the success of “ELEVEN” and “LOVE DIVE”, fans expected this song to be IVE’s next hit.
Wonyoung continued to receive much spotlight in this comeback, possessing the most lines with 30.15 seconds. The female idol was in charge of many highlighted parts of the song such as the chorus.
While Wonyoung is a promising star, fans believed other members should also get the chance to show their abilities.
Meanwhile, Liz took the next-to-last spot with 17.82 seconds despite her soothing and capable vocals. She also had little screentime in the video.
Liz is fixed as the main vocalist in IVE and has countless times made a lasting impression for her singing abilities. More notably, in her debut, she was praised for a youthful look and an attention-grabbing blonde hair.
Lately, Liz dyed her hair black and added some weight to herself. However, the vocalist still keeps a consistent stage performance, gaining praise from fans.
This is, unfortunately, not the first time that IVE got into a controversy about the lack of proper care for all members. Outfit looks also become a problem when one member looks different from the rest of the group, making the group less coherent.
While IVE has been out to the public for not too long, the group has already come across another issue concerning line distribution. Fans are calling out Starship Entertainment for a more even line distribution so that all members can showcase their talents.