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Rookie IVE appreciated for listening to fans’ feedback and working hard to improve

IVE’s effort deserves to be recognized. 

IVE is currently one of the most popular K-pop rookie girl groups. The group attracts fans with an all-visual lineup and the members’ irresistible charm. Therefore, not long after debut, IVE has bagged outstanding achievements. Unfortunately, the group has also been embroiled in several controversies. But instead of repeating the same mistakes, IVE always takes feedback from the public and fans into account and has been showing great improvements. 

IVE learns from their controversies 
IVE learns from their controversies 

One of the biggest controversies that IVE got involved in after their debut is the company’s biased treatment towards Jang Wonyoung, turning the rest of IVE into backup dancers. appear fuzzy. At important events, Wonyoung was constantly dressed by stylists in different, most outstanding outfits and expensive accessories, causing IVE to be labeled “Wonyoung and friends”.

Wonyoung constantly wore the most outstanding outfits at events. 
Wonyoung constantly wore the most outstanding outfits at events. 

Aware of fans’ negative reactions to their fashion, recently, IVE has appeared in more appropriate outfits with a better harmony. This improvement helps IVE look more like a group and allows each member to shine on stage, instead of giving the spotlight to one member. 

 IVE appeared wearing more synchronized outfits.  
IVE appeared wearing more synchronized outfits.  
The members look more connected 
The members look more connected 

IVE’s live singing skills also spark controversy. Specifically, in the encore stages for the debut song ELEVEN, the members were accused of acting emotional or shouting their fandom’s name out loud to avoid singing high notes properly. Among them, Rei is the most criticized member because she studies at Seoul High School of Performing Arts (SOPA) but still lacks singing skills.

IVE was suspected of avoiding singing live 
IVE was suspected of avoiding singing live 
Rei was criticized the most for shouting IVE’s fandom name
Rei was criticized the most for shouting IVE’s fandom name

After getting criticized for their live singing, IVE has made noticeable improvements. During the group’s latest encore stage for ELEVEN at Music Core on January 8, the members sang live 100%. They all completed their singing parts well, controlled their emotions and rarely shouted DIVE (IVE’s fandom) out loud. The members’ raw vocals also receive praise. 

All members tried their best to perform live in the recent encore stage.
All members tried their best to perform live in the recent encore stage.

IVE’s biggest controversy is surrounding their disrespectful attitude towards seniors. Specifically, in many encore stages, the group kept focusing too much on interacting with fans and forgot to show respect to seniors by bowing to greet them. Yujin and Wonyoung faced the heaviest criticism as they should have acted more professionally in their second time debuting after IZ*ONE

During yesterday’s Music Core on January 8, IVE showed better attitude. In particular, the group started singing after constantly bowing to greet and saying thanks to the three MCs Minju, Lee Know and Jungwoo. The righteous and respectful acts were highly praised. Therefore, they gradually improve their images. 

The group showed changes in attitude in the recent Music Core stage. 
The group showed changes in attitude in the recent Music Core stage. 

After various controversies, IVE has clearly been showing betterment. Netizens are also satisfied with their attitude and their efforts to improve. As a matter of fact, netizens would not be too harsh on newbies’ mistakes if they are willing to change for the better. 

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