MAMA 2020’s arrangement of disinfection staff to increase prevention measures against Covid-19 seemed to be praised, but it was receiving many controversies from netizens.
Recently, the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA 2020) has attracted the attention of the Kpop fan community. Different from every year, because of Covid-19, this year’s awards ceremony was held online.
Notably, every time idols appear, they had to wear masks to protect their own health as well as the safety of other idols. Even Mnet was very careful when arranging “disinfectant” with the task of disinfection after each award and speech.
However, this incident is causing great controversy on Kpop forums. Specifically, the “disinfectant” wearing a tight-fitting suit has caused the online community to give mixed opinions. They believe that letting staff wear a tight-fitting suit is offensive. Some even thought that this female staff looked like a maid.
In addition, the fact that the staff conducts the sterilization in front of the artist is also considered not subtle. With the idol’s expressions, Korean netizens also thought that the artist was not satisfied and that they were forced. In addition, the fact that artists did not wear masks and directly inhale the disinfectant gas was also considered extremely toxic and had no preventive effect.