In particular, international fans of a contestant on this show were seen sharing photos, in which they bought SIM cards in huge quantities to give their favorite trainee multiple votes.
More ̾s̾h̾o̾c̾kingly, it was revealed that this contestant is Huening Bahiyyih whose international fandom is raising money to buy thousands of cheap SIM cards to vote for her.
And you guys know what? Huening Bahiyyih is a younger sister of TXT Huening Kai, who is well known as a half-̾b̾l̾o̾o̾d ̾ prince in the Kpop world.
So it’s reported that according to the rules of this show, one person can only give one vote. However, these international fans are buying so many SIM cards.
And since the voting began two weeks ago, it would mean one person is submitting 14,000 votes if they have 1,000 SIM cards. They’re even encouraging other fans to buy these SIM cards to vote.
Lots of netizens expressed their disappointment when seeing this situation. They claimed that it’s no different from the vote rigging that happened on “Produce 101” and called Mnet to start regulating the votes because it would definitely be unfair for the remaining contestants who could be more deserving than Huening Bahiyyih.
In fact, in her performance of the smash h̾i̾t ̾ Mr. Chu by APINK, Huening Bahiyyih showed off her weakness. Her dancing sḳïŀŀ is quite good but her vocal is said to be stable, nothing impressive.
She even shed tears because no one chose her to team up in the following round.
Therefore, lots of netizens doubted whether the fans could be Huening Bahiyyih’s actual fans or just Huening Kai’s fans who are doing it for his sister.
It’s even rumored that more than half of her support is thanks to her brother, instead of her own talent.
Meanwhile, many others got bored by Kpop music these days because it’s all about numbers and statistics. Well, look at Kpop now, streaming like crazy, bulk buying albums.
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