Rookie Boy Group The T-Bird has apologized to fans for their behavior on March 29 episode of KBS “Music Bank.”
MAMAMOO took their 5th win for “gogobebe” on March 29, however, their win made headlines for another reason.
When MAMAMOO were announced the winners The T-Bird came from behind and excitedly shouted and one member lifted up another one. This move confused MAMAMOO members but they did laugh as well.
Netizens weren’t kind, many of them criticized the group for stealing attention from the winning group, some also called their actions unprofessional.
In response to the criticism, the group responded with an official statement to their Instagram account.
In their statement they apologize to MAMAMOO and their fans, they also said,
“Right after the situation occurred, we started to reflect on our indiscretion and rude behavior.
In addition to the fact that our actions have hurt many people and those mentioned above, to the people who have been offended, we feel responsible even more.”
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안녕하세요. 티버드입니다. 우선 오늘 음악방송에서의 결례에 대해 마마무 선배님들과 관계자 여러분, 그리고 무무 여러분들께 진심으로 사과드립니다. 상황 직후부터 지금까지 저희의 경솔함과 결례에 대해 조금 더 깊이 생각을 해보고 반성을 하게 되었습니다. 저희의 행동이 많은 분들에게 피해가 된 점과 위에 언급한 분들 외에도 많은 분들이 불쾌하셨을 거라고 생각이 되어 더 많은 부분에 대해서 책임을 느끼고 있습니다. 그리고 부족한 부분에 대해 문제를 지적해주시고 질책을 해주신 분들에게 너무나 죄송하고 감사한 마음입니다. 오늘 음악방송에서의 일에 대해 깊이 반성하며, 앞으로 음악뿐만 아니라 모든 일에 책임을 다하고 발전하는 모습 보여드리도록 하겠습니다. 다시 한번 무엇보다도 마마무 선배님들과 무무 여러분들께 사과의 말씀드리며, 오늘 저희의 행동으로 인해 불편함과 불쾌함을 느끼셨을 분들께도 다시 한 번 사과드립니다. 감사합니다. 티버드 올림
They promised to reflect on their actions and apologized again in their statement to MAMAMOO and their fans.
Fans reactions have been split, some thought it was funny, some thought it was cringy, and there were some who thought it was rude.
Check out the video below and judge for yourself:
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What do you personally think?
My Personal Thoughts
I watched the video; it was extremely cringy and slightly funny. Not a big deal in my opinion.
It depends on how you view it, it could be considered rude because it seems that they tried to shift attention away from MAMAMOO. I am a fan of MAMAMOO and I loved how they reacted to the boys, they’re so sweet, Solar was laughing so hard, every member reaction was epic.
I don’t know what the boys were aiming for with this; it could be a publicity stunt to attract attention or it could be they simply were too happy to see MAMAMOO win.
I think some netizens and fans are being a bit too sensitive about it, with all that’s going on these days in the Kpop industry this is literally not a big deal. It’s just cringy.
Regardless, if they did this for publicity then I feel sorry for them more than anything else. It’s very difficult to attract attention as a rookie group and the market is extremely saturated at this point.
Fighting! and congrats MAMAMOO!