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Idols get upgraded waiting rooms at MAMA 2021 after last year’s “parking lot” controversy

Many fans of Kpop idols still hold grudges at Mnet’s biased treatment towards actors at MAMA 2020. 

MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) is one of the biggest and most anticipated award shows in Kpop. Last year, fans were extremely angry after learning that Mnet discriminated between idols and actors. While actors had proper waiting rooms with dressing tables and dessert, idols had to wait and get ready for their turns inside their cars in the parking lot despite the cold weather. Although MAMA is an award ceremony for singers, actors were the ones enjoying special privileges, causing outrage among idols’ fans.

After what happened last year, netizens were curious to see how Mnet would treat idols at MAMA 2021. Fortunately, the results do not disappoint. Based on the photos posted by NCT’s Yuta and the Coming Up Next previews of different groups, it can be seen that this year, idols get spacious, warm and luxurious waiting rooms. Idols can comfortably get ready before going on stage instead of suffering from the cold in the parking lot like last year.

Yuta posted backstage photos of him at this year's MAMA. The waiting room looks warm, comfortable and lavish
Yuta posted backstage photos of him at this year's MAMA. The waiting room looks warm, comfortable and lavish
Yuta posted backstage photos of him at this year’s MAMA. The waiting room looks warm, comfortable and lavish
Idols can rest and get ready for their turns in comfy and spacious rooms
Idols can rest and get ready for their turns in comfy and spacious rooms
Wanna One...
Wanna One…
Stray Kids 2021 MAMA 111221
… and Stray Kids were also seen in similar waiting rooms
This year, Mnet treats idols differently. Last year, top idol groups like NCT,...
This year, Mnet treats idols differently. Last year, top idol groups like NCT,…
... GOT7, MONSTA X all had to wait in the parking lot. They had to eat, drink, and put on make-up in poor conditions while waiting for their turns to go on stage
… GOT7, MONSTA X all had to wait in the parking lot. They had to eat, drink, and put on make-up in poor conditions while waiting for their turns to go on stage
Every year, MAMA takes place during the cold winter in Korea with negative temperatures outdoors. Seeing how idols had to wait outside caused fans to lash out at Mnet. 
Every year, MAMA takes place during the cold winter in Korea with negative temperatures outdoors. Seeing how idols had to wait outside caused fans to lash out at Mnet. 
Meanwhile, actors who presented the awards, not the main characters, had proper waiting rooms with dressing tables
Meanwhile, actors who presented the awards, not the main characters, had proper waiting rooms with dressing tables
They were even served dessert 
They were even served dessert 
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