Netizens re-examined “Unanswered Questions” writer’s feminism allegation amid criticism over their biased attitude towards FIFTY FIFTY.
Earlier on August 19th, SBS’s “Unanswered Questions” introduced a special episode dealing with the truth behind the contract dispute between FIFTY FIFTY, their agency Attrakt and the outsourcing company The Givers.
After watching the broadcast, viewers criticized the program for their biased attitude towards FIFTY FIFTY, pointing out that the program focused on portraying the girl group as if they were true victims and ignored many significant aspects.
As the controversy intensified, some netizens on online communities dug up the issue related to the laptop of “Unanswered Questions” writer back in 2017.
The screenshotted photos were from the broadcast of “Unanswered Questions” on August 12th, 2017. In particular, the laptop drew keen attention as it had several “feminism” stickers.
The stickers on the writer’s laptop were free gifts from the feminist book “8998: Feminism”, which talks about the discrimination among women in their 20s born between 1989 and 1998, sold on Tumblbug and other websites. In particular, the writer’s laptop has stickers with various feminist phrases, such as “Feminism Wins”, “Fight Like A Girl”, “8998: Feminism”, “My body My choice”, “My body My choice, etc.
In response, other netizens commented, “I can’t believe that there’s a feminism controversy at a broadcasting station”, “Some people openly promote such images”, “Why did she put such extreme stickers on her laptop at the company?”, etc.
In the meantime, a netizen drew attention with their comment on the Youtube channel of SBS’s “Unanswered Questions” after the controversy over their biased attitude towards FIFTY FFITY arose.
They listed a total of 16 items that “Unanswered Questions” did not cover on their broadcast about FIFTY FIFTY, such as the trademark registrations of FIFTY FIFTY’s families, CEO Ahn’s forgery of academic background allegations, dental treatment, etc.