IZ*ONE has finally debuted today on October 29, and the group is already gaining negative attention from the Korean public.
Their debut album was titled “COLOR*IZ” and the title track is “La Vie En Rose.” They are set to begin filming and participating in music shows performances for their new album.
Koreans have created a national petition to the Blue House official website to prevent them from appearing on KBS and its music show “Music Bank.”
The petition was created on October 28. The original writer states that the group is a project group by “Produce 48” and explains that the show was a corporation between Mnet and AKB48.
AKB48 are a well-known group that actively supports the Japanese right wing and its activities. This is an issue for Koreans since this becomes a touchy subject involving Korea’s past with Japan which includes the colonization as well the post-war settlements.
The petitioner writer argues that the group with its Japanese members shouldn’t be allowed on national TV which receives license fees from the Korean public.
The petition has been signed by more than 18,000 people so far.
Miyawaki Sakura, Yabuki Nako, and Honda Hitomi are part of two groups one of them is AKB48. AKB48 producer Yasushi Yakimoto is well known for being supportive of the Japanese right wing.
Fans of the group filed petitions to support the girls and help them perform on music shows freely.
What do you think of this?