9:33 pm - 05/06/2019

Big Hit Announces Plans To Change TXT’s Official Fan Club Name



Big Hit Entertainment boy group TXT will be changing their official fan club name.

On May 6, Big Hit Entertainment posted a statement on TXT’s fan community regarding their official fan club name.

Previously on April 25, TXT announced their official fan club name to be “YOUNG ONE” after gathering their fans’ ideas for approximately two weeks through their fan community.

However, the group’s fan club name happened to be very similar to the fandom name of Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany, which is “Young Ones.” Recently, she has been promoting solo under the name Tiffany Young in the United States and she explained last September that her fandom name “means let’s be together forever.”



"Hello,

This is TXT’s official fan community manager.

After TXT’s official fan club name was announced on April 25, it has come to our attention that the name is currently being used by the fandom and fan club of other artists.

In the process of deciding on the official fan club name, similarities to pre-existing fan club or fandom names were not fully cross-checked.

We apologize to all the patient fans and anyone that might’ve been offended by the announcement.

At this time, we have decided to revise TXT’s official fan club name.

We plan to carefully and thoughtfully check the fan-submitted ideas before the official announcement.

Please check the announcement regarding the revision for more information.

Thank you."




sources: soompi, naver, txtuniverse

I'm surprised it took so long tbh
pikapika217 6th-May-2019 07:57 pm (UTC)
I'm really pulling for 'messengers' TBQH
lil_poisonfrog 6th-May-2019 08:53 pm (UTC)
Aw that's cute and clever. I still wouldn't mind GIFs or JPEGs 😄
hallyujah 6th-May-2019 11:08 pm (UTC)
I think they should be called "Disciples" because Soobin = K-Pop Jesus.

jk jk, "messengers" is super cute.
lil_poisonfrog 6th-May-2019 08:52 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised it took so long tbh

I'm not, when has BH ever been prompt in responding to controversies? Lol

Edited at 2019-05-06 08:52 pm (UTC)
infj23 7th-May-2019 12:06 am (UTC)
We should only be surprised that it didn't take a month.
hallyujah 6th-May-2019 11:10 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I cannot read. At first I thought BigHit announced they were changing the fandom name from "Young Ones" to "Young One" and I was like "Nnnnn, that's the same shit and just gonna antagonize Tiffany's fans even more" lmaoo.

I'm happy b/c I think they can come up with a better name than Young Ones. I would even take Texters over Young One.
jaelissi 7th-May-2019 12:47 am (UTC)
I was seriously never going to announce myself as a young one, clever as it may be in Korean. Glad jessica got there first
jyusou 7th-May-2019 04:37 am (UTC)
The speed! Of this response!! The Flash is shaking!! /s

This apology should’ve been out at maximum 2 days after the backlash started (which was pretty much immediately after they announced it). The decision-making should’ve been a no-brainer, and a junior staff could’ve drafted that statement in 2 hours tops. This is seriously pathetic.
lydzi 7th-May-2019 06:43 am (UTC)
Ah K-pop... I feel like back in the days with the fandom colors wars.
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