4:09 am - 02/14/2018

Hanteo Chart CEO Responds to MOMOLAND's Recent Accusations of Sajaegi

Previously, sales of MOMOLAND’s mini album “GREAT!” were called into question when, after selling about 5,000 copies during January, sales reached over 8,000 copies in a single day, one month after the album’s release.

Kwak Young Ho responded, “When we see that the numbers reflect not the actual sales numbers, but a bulk purchase from an involved party, we believe aggressive legal action must be taken.

“As such, Hanteo Chart conducted a review of our data processing system in response to a rush of inquiries that we received on February 12, and there was no error. February 13, because suspicions persisted, we contacted the representative of the franchise where over 90 percent of MOMOLAND’s albums were sold and received response that there was no issue.”

source: @soompi / soompi via naver

slutdrop 14th-Feb-2018 12:11 pm (UTC)
They hate seeing a top tier girl group prosper
ramenhime 14th-Feb-2018 01:27 pm (UTC)
okay im gonna be honest, the sales do seem shady. I just want this to hurry up and blow over. Idk why their company would even think it would be a good idea to do something so obvious when they were literally rising on their own, bboom bboom is a hit its top 5 on melon AND they have 3 wins, it just makes no sense!!! I'm glad it's been cleared up but I don't want this to follow them forever

Edited at 2018-02-14 01:29 pm (UTC)
goshipgurl 14th-Feb-2018 01:28 pm (UTC)
Why would fans bulk buy 8k copies a month after the album came out? *thinking emoji*
benihime99 14th-Feb-2018 01:40 pm (UTC)
I don't have an opinion on these things (partially because I don't bother with charts and sales) but isn't that the second issue with this comeback?
I'd hate for the bad press to hurt the group in the long run
ramenhime 14th-Feb-2018 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, the first issue was accusations of their song being plagiarized but the general consensus was that they sounded similar but not that it was necessarily plagiarized. It seems like this sajaegi issue is bigger though because netz comments calling them out for it have ALOT more upvotes than I saw for the plagiarism scandal :/
(Sorry for any typos/grammar I'm on my tiny phone)
benihime99 14th-Feb-2018 01:48 pm (UTC)
I have no room to complain about anyone's typo XD

That sucks for the girls. They're not the ones responsible for either but people are likely to call them out
lily_of_west 14th-Feb-2018 03:04 pm (UTC)
If the money will end up in the pockets of the girls yey if not who the fuck cares. Their song is doing amazing so let them prosper.
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