ZEROSEs have come to Ricky’s defense after a manager allegedly yelled at the idol during a live broadcast.
Here’s what happened.
ZEROBASEONE Ricky’s ‘Scolding’ from Staff Sparks Heated Reactions Among ZEROSEs
On November 1, ZEROBASEONE’s fandom ZEROSEs rallied on social media, where they expressed their rage towards the group’s manager for harshly scolding member Ricky.
According to fans, Ricky interacted with ZEROSEs in a livestream held on October 31.
However, Ricky wasn’t the only one who held a live broadcast at that time, as his fellow bandmates Gyuvin and Gunwook also live-streamed on their own due to the phone size not being able to conveniently capture all three members in one frame.
During the broadcast, Gunwook eventually told Ricky to check his KakaoTalk, stating that their management had notified Ricky to end his broadcast.
Gunwook: “Ricky, check your KakaoTalk. Check Your KakaoTalk and end your livestream.”
Gunwook: “They said get permission to end it.”
Ricky: “I have to finish the live now. Goodbye, I don’t think I can keep up the live any longer. I’m sorry.”
— 주키박스 (@R1ckytty) October 31, 2023
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ricky got scolded by staff/manager during today’s lives.. he had to rush his goodbye after gw signaled gv and rk to stop the live and later manager asked ricky to come out and you could hear the manager yelling at him pic.twitter.com/svpCf5Zig6
— jia (@sillybabycat) October 31, 2023
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The viral clips incited a heated frenzy across X (Twitter), where ZEROSEs called out WAKEONE Entertainment for the staff’s actions.
Fans were baffled by how Ricky got scolded immediately for a minor reason and even deemed the actions as sinophobic due to the member being Chinese.
Read their comments below:
SCOLDING A 19 YEAR OLD FOR DOING A BBL LIVE??!? WHAT ELSE DO THEY SCOLDED HIM FOR BEHIND THE CAMERAS?!??!
— 🎀~ᰔᩚCha ⁰-¹❄️ (@beRicky_) October 31, 2023
i literally just woke up wakeone you’re fucking unbelievable https://t.co/GEwfRwBtR0
— arbi (@kingw00k) November 1, 2023
The whole “do you understand what I’m saying” thing that the manager scolded Ricky with low-key feels like… sinophobic…..like the manager was putting Ricky down. When people say that to me it feels like they’re trying to allude that I’m too stupid to understand them….
— Mono⁰-¹🌹 (@Monoghost_H) October 31, 2023
it’s fucked up because he didn’t sacrifice a lot & come to korea alone & train hard for years to be able to live his dream & successfully debut, just to be treated like this. i can only imagine how frustrating it must feel for ricky…we know how much he adores his fans as well…
— 🍰 (@rickyourlove) October 31, 2023
Some gathered to address the alleged mistreatment directly to WAKEONE and take action against the staff member.
— RICKY GLOBAL (@RICKYGLOBAL_) October 31, 2023
I’ve emailed on 3 diff emails with the different languages and I’m telling everyone abt it to spread it across to wake one so they can eventually see it pic.twitter.com/h60G2tzC6Y
— Astralite (@ASn0wflakes) October 31, 2023
I did all three on all three of my accounts 💙 Ricky deserves an apology from them 😌 pic.twitter.com/ZLYDbcLINC
— Heidy Nieves (@chocochip_gnuij) October 31, 2023
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Written by Riely Miller