Some K-netizens expressed their dissatisfaction with Jang Wonyoung’s “lacking” performance on IVE’s debut stage for ELEVEN on December 3.
Starship’s rookie girl group IVE is drawing much attention thanks to the presence of 2 former IZ*ONE members, Jang Wonyoung and Ahn Yujin in the lineup. After releasing the debut single ELEVEN, IVE had their debut stage at the weekly music show Music Bank on December 3.
The girls have received much praise for their radiant visuals. Since pre-debut, IVE has attracted many fans thanks to the all-visual lineup consisting of 6 pretty girls with outstanding physiques. In terms of appearance, IVE members definitely do not disappoint. However, when it comes to the quality of their debut stage, netizens have shared mixed reactions. Specifically, the member who is under controversy over her performance turns out to be Jang Wonyoung – the most popular member in IVE.
Netizens pointed out that in some parts of the choreography, Wonyoung’s dancing was not as energetic as other members. She almost skipped the movement that requires hair flipping. The 17-year-old female idol was also called out on dancing off beat compared to the rest of the group, affecting the overall stage of IVE.
Some netizens believe Wonyoung did not give her best effort while dancing because she caught the “celebrity disease”, even suspecting her of “being afraid to have her hair ruined”. Meanwhile, many fans jumped to Wonyoung’s defense by saying that she was not being lazy, but she probably did not want to waste time redoing her hair as she had to continue her job as Music Bank’s MC after performing with IVE.
- Maybe she doesn’t have time to fix her hair, that’s why she danced like that.
- Wonyoung is truly a princess.
- Not to mention flipping her hair or not, she can’t even dance properly.
- It’s like she’s always trying to keep herself pretty that’s why she dances like that.
There were also some comments saying that netizens should sympathize with Wonyoung. Before taking on the role of MC and performing at Music Bank, she spent 5 hours as MC at AAA 2021 on December 2. The AAA show ended very late, and on December 3 Wonyoung had to go to the KBS studio again at 6 am. That means she goes to the hair salon at 4 am and gets only a few hours of sleep.
Because of Wonyoung‘s hectic schedule, fans hope that netizens are not too harsh with her. It’s possible that Wonyoung‘s performance was affected by the pressure of time and the busy schedule. She is an innately professional person who isn’t lazy or afflicted with “star disease,” as some Korean internet users have claimed.