Immediately after that, Mnet had to respond to please the fans
After the first episode of Kingdom aired, some fans quickly discovered that B.I’s image was blurred in iKON’s video stage.
Although the former leader left iKON and did not join Kingdom alongside the other members, B.I still appeared in the iKON’s video that was shown. However, his image was blurred out. Fans believe that this is disrespectful action by the station towards the male singer. They said that before he left the group, he had greatly contributed to the success of iKON. Although he was entangled in a scandal, he was later unjustly resolved, he also actively did charity work.
Fans immediately issued an announcement, asking Mnet to apologize to B.I as well as the fans.
Thankfully, Mnet responded that they would consider the fans’ opinion as much as possible and reflect that through upcoming episodes. However, they were unable to re-watch and reissue the aired episode.
Source: Allkpop, Koreaboo