With Super Junior’s Eunhyuk officially enlisted and leaving, to IU releasing her teaser video for her new song, “The Shower“, and more comeback news (I’m looking at you N.Flying), court cases involving drug use (*cough* E-Sens *cough*)… today was just a busy day. But part of today gave me a bit of a headache. A serious headache.
Let’s just start with the good news. Zico has officially announced through his instagram that he is in fact making a comeback asking fans,
“Did I keep you waiting for a longtime?”
Can I just say that I’m super excited about this. Like seriously I am! But the question remains, did he keep you waiting for a longtime? 말해 yes or no?
Now for the news that contributed to my headache. It’s not a secret that GFriend isn’t exactly the beloved group that I thought they would be when they first announced their debut. Fans never really got over their concept which seemed to be a direct copy of that of Lovelyz and OH MY GIRL. And let’s just say, the people were not having it.
And now today, I guess it was just the straw that broke the camels back. The floodgates of netizen rage opened and poured down upon GFriend in their latest live performance video. They were found guilty of “poor vocals” and lip-syncing.
On October 11th via Pann, a netizen published a post titled “G-Friend’s shocking MR-removed.” The original poster wrote, “Yoojoo’s vocals are really good but what about the rest?”… At a radio show, the group was recorded lip-synching to their track as well.
But how did the fans know they were lip-syncing? Maybe because at 0:45 into the video, Eunha can be seen missing her signal while the vocals are going.
Opps. Netizens weren’t very pleased with the slip-up either. After this, the rage began with comments ranging from, “they should be better with their vocals” to “yea they can dance but they can’t sing!”
And then there were these:
[+226, -17] Out of all the rookies, they are the least talented, Oh My Girl is significantly better than them and most of them can sing well, Lovelyz’ choreography is hard but they sing their high notes like it’s easy. Shouldn’t you sing well before dancing? It seems they’ll have to work harder.
[+167, -13] I lost respect for them after catching them lip-synch on the radio.
But there were those who came to their defense.