X1 fans are not happy about the disbandment decision and are demanding answers!
On January 22, something remarkable happened, fans of X1 gathered at the front of CJ ENM building to protest their decision to disband X1.
X1 was a group that formed through Mnet’s survival program “Produce X 101.” They debuted in August of 2019 and announced their disbandment on January 6, the agencies of the members announced the disbandment to the shock of many fans. This happened due to the huge controversy surrounding the voting process for all the Produce series.
One fan union that supports X1 carrying on activities as a new group decided to protest in front of CJ ENM building, it is reported that around 1,000 fans took part in the protest.
The fandom demands CJ ENM to take responsibility for the damages X1 members received due to their wrongdoings among three other demands, CJ ENM responded to those protests in a way that angered the fandom even more,
“We think it’s unfortunate that the recent situation led to X1 disbandment following discussions between members’ agencies, and we feel a great responsibility. CJ ENM will actively support X1 members’ future activities.”
The ambiguous response that doesn’t address fans’ demands is making them even angrier. The union stated that they would continue to protest until their demands are met.
Fans began trending #Shame_on_CJ on twitter to express their anger with CJ ENM response to the press:
The way it was easy for you to let go and d. X1, it should be that easy to reunite them and form a new group as well. Stop acting like you really can’t do anything. We are not fools.#씨제이_제대로_대답해#Shame_on_CJ@x1official101 @x1members pic.twitter.com/PGIJQ7jHyp
— X1 (엑스원) GLOBAL (@GLOBAL_X1) January 22, 2020
CJENM you think this fandom is easy to fool but you’re wrong,we aren’t gonna stop,not until you give what we want. You can delete articles and vids,but you can’t stop us
— art ♡ (@sceneunhee) January 22, 2020
funny how cj ent, a company who promised to protect X1 has enough power to delete articles and block hashtags but couldn’t even do that when x1 members were receiving blacklash for something they didn’t do.. name a more hypocrite company 🙂#씨제이_제대로_대답해#Shame_on_CJ
— Captain 우 (@vicxonehsw) January 22, 2020
“Fans have grown tired of CJ’s way of beating around the push and are asking for them to show real actions. Fans have shown their intention of wanting a reformation of the group and are requesting a meeting among representatives – #씨제이_제대로_대답해#Shame_on_CJ pic.twitter.com/F5t2IsDLbk
— 宇주 (@tomyworldsw) January 22, 2020
Giving us the same empty statement over and over only shows your insincerity.
We are not stupid and we will not be silenced until you own up to your mistakes and make up for them.
— GLOBAL ONEITS (@globaloneits) January 22, 2020
What do you think of their response?