It Ain’t All sunshine and rainbows in the YG Family Land..
YG Entertainment’s fandom has shown an alarming increase of “infighting,” that is, fans fighting against fans.
More after the jump!
This is due to the rising conflict between Big Bang fans and 2NE1 fans. Big Bang fans, are said to be the head of conflict, by saying that YG Entertainment CEO, Yang Hyun-Suk has “2NE1 favoritism.” There was mounting frustration against YGE when they declared that no YG Family member would be attending the December 30 “KBS Gayo Daejun,” by declaring a boycott. Because of this, rumors that Big Bang sub-unit composed of G-Dragon and TOP, who are doing their promotional activities for their “GTOP” album, may not be appearing in KBS2 “Music Bank,” because of the situation.
Big Bang fans have posted their discontent on various entertainment-related bulletin boards, saying things like, “Last year, the most active group from YG is 2NE1, and they went to all music programs. But now because of their boycott against the KBS Gayo Daejun, G-Dragon and TOP’s promotions might suffer damages! Why is Yang Hyun-Suk, the president of YG Entertainment, showing favoritism towards 2NE1, last 2010?” expressing their dissatisfaction.
Conscious of the backlash against their December 30 boycott, YG CEO Yang Hyun-Suk made a statement through their blog, “YG’s reason on refraining artists from TV appearances.” In this article, it was stated, “The reason behind why YG reduces TV appearances is because of our concern for our artists. Especially for 2NE1, if they are set to appear in a show, they have to start early in the morning, at two o’clock, just to get their hair and make-up ready, and then have to rush to the studio for rehearsals, causing them to have little sleep. And if they have other schedules the night or the day before, then it gets more tiring,” he said.
But this article brought more dissatisfaction for Big Bang fans. Fans said, “So it’s because 2NE1 needs elaborate hair and make-up. So because of that, Big Bang’s 2 members’ activities will become endangered,” they retorted.
Big Bang rose to popularity because of hits like “Lies,” and “Last Goodbye,” joining the ranks of other popular YG artists like Se7en and Gummy.
Translated by: knucklepink@YGLadies.com