Police To Investigate KBS’s “Music Bank” Over Controversial Win Awarded To LE SSERAFIM Over Lim Young Yoong

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After it was previously reported that police might be getting involved in the controversial win of LE SSERAFIM Over Lim Young Yoong in recent broadcast of KBS’s “Music Bank,” it has since been confirmed they will be investigating the matter.

The controversy started about two weeks ago when KBS’s “Music Bank” awarded LE SSERAFIM over Lim Young Woong on May 13th broadcast. Netizens argued the scoring didn’t make any sense for a variety of reasons including the fact that he was awarded zero in one of the categories. For context, Lim Young Woong’s has a huge dedicated fanbase in South Korea, he has sold over a million copies of his recent album and is charting high on Korean music charts.

Despite the backlash, KBS stood by their decision and stated that according to their calculations, this is how the award is decided: digital sound source (60%) + number of broadcasts (20%) + viewer preference (10%) + album (5%) + social media (5%).

The issue comes from the ‘number of broadcasts,’ KBS says its added up by the number of appearances in TV programs, digital content, and radio programs produced by KBS. The CP claimed Lim Young Woong’s songs were played only a number of times on their radio shows.

To add to the controversy, Dispatch came out with a detailed report questioning the validity of the scoring system.

Netizens didn’t like the explanation, and on the 20th, it was reported that a netizen had actually filed a complaint with the Korea Communications Standards Commission and the National Police Agency regarding the issue asking for an investigation.

On May 29, the police confirmed that the Yeongdeungpo Police Station in Seoul has received a complaint and had begun the investigation. Police said in a statement that if the allegations of manipulation are found to be true, a full-scale investigation will follow.

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