EDIT: Bornstar NYC have since deleted the IG post but here's the photo:
i-fans and k-fans were PISSED, and DR Music actually responded fairly quickly for once:
Hello A1ST, here is an official announcement about the audition. It seems that some of our fans do misunderstand the concept of this audition (no we didn't). This announcement is for clarification.
When our company first planned to form a group Rania, our goal was to conquer international market. Therefore, we have been looking for talented people who would be willing to practice hard, willing to make their dreams come true no matter what (hmm think you misspelled "~foreign & exotic ppl we can exploit and use for hype and then kick out when we have no use for them any longer"). Recently, there are surprisingly many people who have sent applications to our company (who are these people and why don't they love themselves???) to make their dreams come true as a K-pop artist so that we recognized that there are many talented people out side of Korea that we must meet. However, because of the circumstance we are facing (like lack of professionalism, general incompetence and probably bankruptcy??), we wouldn't be able put our best effort to each of these people. So we decided to outsource some organizations and human resources outside the company. One of them is Born Star NewYork which is located in New York. Danny who is an important member of this organization used to work for DR Music as a producer will help us for the audition. We are planning to recruit 3-4 people from the audition. After this audition, the trainees will be trained for certain period of time learning language, dance, vocal skills etc (o rly will Alex & Ttabo finally get to join these language lessons too?). Hopefully in near future, they will become members of BP Rania W promothing together with the members. (does W stand for WHAT THE FUCK LITERALLY NO ONE ASKED FOR THIS?)
Guys, we will see you in New York on May 27th at 6pm. Thank you.
[alternate (improved) version (by me)]
sources: BP Rania fancafe, @born_star_nyc [DELETED] (they seem legit, Boohwal's Kim Taewon is the Dean and their alumni include Solar, Sojin, Lime, Woohyun etc)
I could go on for DAYS about how mad this company makes me. adding new members is the LAST thing they need; can't they let the girls live for more than a couple of promo cycles without lineup changes?? also, status update on Alex: still in the US, no word on when she'll be back; Yina: on a break? apparently busy with personal schedules but no one knows what exactly and whether she'll be back, i.e. just another regular day stanning this group.
have a gif of Hyeme feeding a stray cat!
Omona, how have your faves been ruined by their worthless excuse of a company?