As previously reported, Big Hit Entertainment new boy group TXT had revealed their fandom name on April 25.
The fandom name caused friction between SONEs and TXT fans. SONEs (Girls’ Generation fans) weren’t so happy with the fandom name.
The fandom name chosen for TXT is ‘Young One.’ In the website, they explained the meaning,
The official announcement explains:
“We were nothing (0)* and then we became ONE.
TXT’s hopes of having their fans beside them forever.
[* ‘0’ in Korean is pronounced as ‘Young’]”
Tiffany Young’s fandom name is also Young Ones; she had previously revealed the name back in September of 2018. She said,
“It means forever and you guys are my forevers.”
okay so this rookie group “TXT” has a fandom name of “Young One” same as Tiffany young’s.
Is that official? coz honestly speaking, I hope they would change it to avoid confusion. It’ll kinda lessen how special the name is knowing that we’re sharing it with them :/ pic.twitter.com/SHOzZbtabR
— uoǝʎǝɐʇ ɯᴉʞ (@justkimtaeyeon) April 25, 2019
Many fans began trending a hashtag on twitter demanding Big Hit changes the fandom name of TXT, the hashtag is #YoungOneForTiffany, many fans are giving their personal thoughts on the issue asking for Big Hit to respect the sunbae artist, some even asked TXT to change their fandom name.
Here are some of their tweets:
YOUNG ONE is SNSD Tiffany Young solo fandom name, chosen back in September 2018. The meaning embodies her love for SNSD, her new journey as a solo artist and her own birth name and Korean name, YOUNG.#TiffanyYoung_YoungOne#YoungOneForTiffany pic.twitter.com/A7W5P6csH3
— zwhlovetiffany (@zwhlovetiffany) April 25, 2019
— 유림 (@pltt2210) April 25, 2019
Just a reminder for whoever feel superior and wanna claim #YoungOneForTiffany that
“We’re still on top girls”
— Til 9 Become 1 Again (@til9bcome1again) April 25, 2019
This is why YOUNG ONE means a lot & is valuable to Tiffany/SNSD/Sones
Please RESPECTFULLY email BigHit about this issue
Majority TXT stans are respectful/kind about this!
— Tiffany’s Young One (@wonderfulsone) April 25, 2019
— Young One For Tiffany (@jadestouch_) April 25, 2019
Before hating on us for making such a big deal, put your position in our shoes. how would you feel if another group who just debuted took your fav’s fandom name?
Tiffany has worked extremely hard to make a name for herself these past 12 years. #YoungOneForTiffany
— fairyyoona (@butterflyyoona) April 25, 2019
Many started emailing Big Hit and Tiffany’s management agency asking for their response and a way to solve the issue.
It seems that Tiffany and her agency are aware of it because not too long after the issue became bigger, Tiffany and her management agency responded to fans concerns.
Tiffany wrote to Twitter,
To kindness, passion, & grace. Thank you for love and let’s wish for the best #youngones🙏💖
— TIFFANY YOUNG (@tiffanyyoung) April 25, 2019
Her management agency also tweeted out,
#youngone Thank you for your support and concern with love and positivity. we will look into this 💙🌐
— TRANSPARENT ARTS (@transparentfeed) April 25, 2019
Big Hit Entertainment has yet to release a response to fans demands of an answer.
Stay tuned for updates!
What do you think of this?
My Personal Thoughts
As I said previously, I think we should wait for a response from Big Hit.
For the majority, TXT fans have been cute and helpful even emailing Big Hit about it, I have seen some SONEs who were a bit rude and too much on twitter to a group that is only 1 month old.
TXT don’t deserve to be hated on, the fandom names among many other things are decided by the agency, SONEs know this since many of them have been around for a while and know how Kpop goes.
I think Tiffany saw some of the mean tweets which why it felt like [to me at least[ she was asking her fans to be more respectful, writing ‘kindness and grace’ in her tweet.
Again, its not that big of an issue. I have been watching Big Hit for some time now and they don’t like getting involved in issues no matter how small. I bet they’re trying to figure out what to do.
The best option would be to change the name obviously, even tho I really like it especially when it’s read and spoken in Korean, it has a very special meaning. It suits Tiffany and it suits TXT.
Again, let us wait for Big Hit response before passing judgment. It’s not worth fighting over a fandom name that’s been released for TXT for about 24 hours, there is still time to change or take action.
With everything that’s going on in the Kpop industry right now this is child’s play, chill!