IVE fans criticize netizens for double standards towards IVE, especially Jang Wonyoung, out of jealousy.
IVE’s Jang Wonyoung and Leeseo recently came under fire for lip-syncing to IU’s “Strawberry Moon” while sitting and even barely opening their mouths at MBC’s year-end stage. The two and their company Starship Entertainment have received a lot of criticism and even went on KBS news for “deceiving the audience” with their performance.
Amid the controversy, on the online community Pann, a recent post has pointed out that another 4th gen girl group, LE SSERAFIM also lip-synced but was not criticized by netizens as badly as IVE. OP thinks that the public has double standards and is just jealous of Jang Wonyoung.
“This really only happens to IVE and Jang Wonyoung. No matter how talented she is, lip-syncing gets her hate. This is proof of Wonyoung’s popularity”, “Women’s biggest enemy is indeed women”... are the comments defending Jang Wonyoung and IVE.
In response to the comparison between IVE and LE SSERAFIM, netizens claim that fans are blindly defending Jang Wonyoung and IVE. Idols lip-syncing is not new, but the case Jang Wonyoung and Leeseo is more serious because they didn’t even open their mouths properly while seated. Moreover, LE SSERAFIM was singing over backtrack, while IVE was lip-syncing over an existing cover.
“Idols are supposed to be able to sing and dance. They are singers at the end of the day. It’s not like they are dolls sitting in a museum“, a harsh comment said.
In addition, fans of SSERAFIM have given evidence to defend their idol. Accordingly, the clips show the “Sour Grapes” performance being filmed over and over again and the broadcaster using a different one from the version on the fancam.
“The performance of Sour Grapes in the official version looks like the group was lip-syncing, but it’s different in the fancam. It proves that LE SSERAFIM had to film a few times and unfortunately the broadcaster only chose one“, a comment receiving many upvotes said.