The removed story post was soon replaced with positive ones with transparent content.
On the 26th, girl group (G)I-DLE attended the 2022 MMA (‘Melon Music Awards’) held offline for the first time in three years at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
After the awards ceremony, Minnie posted a picture on her Instagram story with a message, “Is it for real?” and quickly deleted it.
Afterwards, Minnie posted a series of photos on Instagram with a vague caption, sparking curiosity, “I thought I had everything, but no one cares, and it feels like nobody cares. Hope you like it. Neverland.”
Later, Minnie posted another story with a more positive tone, “Did you enjoy the stage? Thank you to the NEVERLANDs who came to see us today. I love you, please go home safely.”
Netizens who saw the Instagram story argued over Minnie’s words. Some netizens commented, “”It made sense that they didn’t win the grand prize when they were invited for ‘Tomboy’ and ‘Nxde,'” and “Isn’t that a jab [at the winners]?”
On the other hand, they believed Minnie was only expressing her joy after receiving three awards, or simply poor timing. The supporters asked that netizens not to take it too seriously.
At the 2022 Melon Music Awards, (G)I-DLE won three trophies including the ‘TOP10’, the ‘Music Video of the Year’, and the ‘Songwriter Award’.