Starship Entertainment’s General Manager is currently facing widespread criticism from netizens due to their recent actions on social media. It has come to light that the staff member responsible for these actions is none other than the general manager themselves.
The controversy stems from the fact that the general manager has been leaving ambiguous comments under NewJeans’ posts, raising questions and concerns among fans and followers.
General Manager’s Ambiguous Comments on NewJeans’ Posts
In one particular instance, a comment of “hmm…” was left by the general manager on a post featuring Minji’s Chanel pictorial. This comment, although seemingly innocuous on its own, has sparked various interpretations and speculations among netizens.
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On the other hand, it has been noted that the general manager consistently leaves positive and encouraging comments for members of IVE, another group under Starship Entertainment’s management.
스타쉽 직원 인스타로 뉴진스 견제하는것좀봐ㅋㅋㅋ
본부장이란 사람이 데뷔 1년차 신인 사진 찾아가서 음…음…. ㅇㅈㄹ 눈팅 본격적으로 하겠다고 친히 공계 팔로우도 해주심ㅋㅋ 진짜 마인드 개후진다ㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/iihy1llaIc
— 도쟈미 (@_aeiouae) July 12, 2023
For Rei, a member of IVE, the general manager went as far as leaving a comment saying, “you’re doing great, you’re doing great at everything, our Rei is doing the bestest!”
Netizens have not hesitated to express their disappointment and frustration with these actions. Many have criticized the general manager for displaying what they perceive as immaturity or even childishness through their ambiguous comments.
They argue that such behavior only serves to undermine NewJeans’ accomplishments and suggests an underlying rivalry between NewJeans and IVE within Starship Entertainment.
스타쉽 정본부장님 이런거 하실 시간에 디자인 좀 신경써주세요 누가보면 아이브가 뉴진스 디토 앨범 디자인 따라한줄 알겠어요~ pic.twitter.com/KTHV7OxEpn
— 도쟈미 (@_aeiouae) July 12, 2023
Furthermore, some netizens speculate whether the general manager’s actions were deliberate in order to generate attention or controversy surrounding NewJeans. They question if this was a calculated move aimed at promoting IVE by indirectly disparaging their competitors. This speculation adds fuel to an ongoing debate regarding viral marketing strategies utilized by entertainment companies.
Netizens argue the controversial comments on NewJeans’ posts :
“Whether it’s New Jeans or Ive, do you really have to beat a team…”
“What’s wrong… Because of a person like that, only Ive is being singled out again.”
“Starship itself was initially prosecuted for hosting Produce PD at an entertainment bar.”
“If talking about reverse viral and entertainment is a problem, shouldn’t we be quiet?”
“What are you doing childishly to a kid who is older and your nephew?”
“Wow, but I thought Ive was doing better until now. The difference in indicators is big…”
It is worth noting that there are individuals who believe this incident reflects poorly on Starship Entertainment as a whole. They argue that it reveals deeper issues within the company’s work environment and internal dynamics.
As news of this controversy spreads across online communities, fans and supporters of NewJeans are rallying together to defend their favorite group. They assert that the general manager’s actions not only cast a shadow on NewJeans’ achievements but also perpetuate negativity within the fandom.
In light of these developments, netizens are calling out the general manager for their behavior, labeling it as a blight on the hard work and success of NewJeans. The online community eagerly awaits an official response from Starship Entertainment regarding this matter, hoping for an explanation or resolution that would address their concerns and restore confidence in the management team.
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Cassidy Jones wrote this.
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