After speculations, Mnet finally issued an official statement angering fans even more.
Previously, Mnet announced that IZ*ONE was a part of the 2019 MAMA lineup, X1 wasn’t yet announced as part of the lineup but many were waiting for their participation announcement.
Due to the ongoing rigging controversy and the investigation into all four seasons of Produce series, both groups have been under scrutiny.
Mnet received immense backlash for their poor handling of the controversy. PD Ahn Joon Young admitted to the manipulation of the results of “Produce 48” and “Produce X 101” earlier in the month, both IZ*ONE and X1 activities were put on hold, they’re currently resting.
On November 26, Mnet released an official statement, they revealed that neither IZ*ONE nor X1 will be attending the 2019 MAMA. They apologized to fans for causing concern.
IZ*ONE comeback was also indefinitely delayed due to the ongoing controversy. The future of both groups is uncertain. Fans are upset and worried about both groups who suffered the consequences of Mnet actions.
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