(G)I-DLE’s Agency Cube Entertainment Receives Backlash For Notice On Fan Supporters Recruitment, Here Is Why

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Cube Entertainment, the agency for the girl group (G)I-DLE, has responded to the controversy surrounding the recruitment notice for fan supporters. However, there is still a lot of noise surrounding the issue.

On the 17th of June, Cube announced the recruitment of fan supporters on the fan community platform ‘Weverse’.

According to this notice, the activities of the fan supporters include supporting (G)I-DLE’s public broadcasts and managing fan clubs, and the number of recruits is n. The qualifications for applying are as follows: “△Official (G)I-DLE fan club membership △Only those who are 20 years old or older △Those who can participate in offline activities without time constraints △Those who will not disclose information about the fan club’s operations to the outside △Those who are not fan supporters or executives of other artists, including online and offline activities △Those who actively engage in activities for (G)I-DLE and Neverland (fan club name).

Fans who saw this notice expressed their complaints, stating that while they are being asked to engage in supporter activities, they are not receiving any compensation or equivalent treatment. Many criticized it as outdated thinking. Comments such as “Are they offering passion-pay?”, “In this day and age, why are they promoting unpaid work? It would be better to hire employees”, “This will require a considerable amount of labor, is this really appropriate?” were made. One fan even commented, “It’s unpaid volunteer work, and they’re asking us to submit a self-introduction letter,” expressing their dissatisfaction.

Subsequently, the agency modified the announcement and reposted it. The updated notice included the addition of “benefits for offline fan supporters,” and stated, “Detailed benefits and special benefits for fan supporters will be provided only to those who pass the recruitment process. We apologize for the confusion caused to the fans in regards to the omission of details about the activity benefits in the initial notice.”

Despite explicitly mentioning the benefits, there are still some who responded with comments such as “They didn’t really explain what the benefits are,” “I don’t know what has improved,” “Private benefits? It’s a shame that such announcements are unclear.”

Meanwhile, (G)I-DLE is set to make a comeback in July with their mini 7th album ‘I SWAY’.

Source: (A)

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