1:32 pm - 11/07/2019

IZ*ONE comeback postponed, variety show appearances in discussion to be edited out

IZ*ONE has postponed their comeback as well as their comeback show broadcast.

On November 7, Mnet released the following statement:

"Hello. This is Mnet. We sincerely apologize for causing concern with our program.

Off The Record has decided to postpone the release of IZ*ONE’s first full album, which was scheduled for November 11, after carefully reviewing the opinions of viewers and fans.

We have also decided to postpone the broadcast of IZ*ONE’s comeback show “COMEBACK IZ*ONE BLOOM*IZ,” which was scheduled to air via Mnet, M2, and other digital channels on November 11 at 7 p.m. KST.

We once again apologize to fans and viewers who have been waiting eagerly for [IZ*ONE’s] promotions.

However, we earnestly ask [reporters] to refrain from making speculative reports about our artists and avoid creating innocent victims."

Retail sites like Ktown4u, Gmarket and Mwave are giving out refunds for people who preordered the album, since there is no new release date confirmed yet.

Variety Shows Comment On Whether Or Not IZ*ONE’s Upcoming Appearances Will Air

Variety shows have spoken up about whether or not they will air their upcoming episodes featuring IZ*ONE.

Following the recent arrest of “Produce 101” producing director Ahn Joon Young, IZ*ONE’s comeback showcase for was cancelled. According to SBS, Ahn Joon Young has admitted to manipulating the results of “Produce 48” and “Produce X 101.”

IZ*ONE had been scheduled to appear on several variety shows to promote their comeback with “BLOOM*IZ,” and the shows’ staff have commented on the status of IZ*ONE’s appearances.

A source from MBC’s “My Little Television 2” stated to Sports Chosun, “IZ*ONE’s appearance on the upcoming November 11 broadcast of ‘My Little Television 2’ will be edited. Due to the current situation, we decided that IZ*ONE’s pre-recorded content had to be edited out. The November 11 broadcast will only include Kim Gu Ra‘s, No Sa Yeon’s, and Kim Jang Hoon’s appearances.”

Regarding An Yu Jin, who is an MC on the show, the source revealed, “For now, you can consider her appearance on next week’s episode to be edited out.”

Meanwhile, regarding IZ*ONE’s upcoming film “Eyes On Me: The Movie,” which documents their first solo concert “Eyes On Me in Seoul,” a source from the film stated, “There have not been any discussions regarding a change in the release date. There is no change in the current release date of November 15.”

A source from JTBC’s “Idol Room” stated, “We have already completed recording IZ*ONE’s episode. We are undecided on whether or not we will air it. We will decide based on how the police investigations turn out.” IZ*ONE’s “Idol Room” episode was originally scheduled to air on November 19.

IZ*ONE’s Jang Won Young and Choi Ye Na’s guest appearance on tvN’s “Amazing Saturday” is scheduled to air on November 9. A source from the show gave the short statement that they are discussing whether or not to air the episode.

A source from Netflix’s “Busted!” season two stated, “It is true that IZ*ONE is appearing on the show. Currently, nothing has been decided otherwise regarding IZ*ONE’s appearance. It will air as scheduled without changes.”

source: @soompi, soompi 2, naver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, theceluv
dior_chic 7th-Nov-2019 12:35 pm (UTC)
Well this answered my question (though I asked that before some of the fucked up news about PD came out), I was wondering if IZ*ONE was going to be affected by this. Now I’m curious for the how long they’ll be postponed.

I hope the girls are ok :(

Edited at 2019-11-07 12:36 pm (UTC)
aures 7th-Nov-2019 01:01 pm (UTC)
this is so devastating for the girls
pseudo_shigure 7th-Nov-2019 01:35 pm (UTC)
i was hoping the idols themselves wont be affected by the case, but it seems impossible :/

Edited at 2019-11-07 01:37 pm (UTC)
bob_dabuilda 7th-Nov-2019 01:54 pm (UTC)
Mmmhmmm i knew Ga eun was robbed.
iglooaustralia 7th-Nov-2019 04:18 pm (UTC)
Me too!!!
spread 7th-Nov-2019 02:26 pm (UTC)
These poor young ladies.
They worked so hard to earn everyone's respect after they debuted, since people already going to hate them because of their circumstance.

Only for them to become a success... then this happens and it's back to square all over again.
Like everything they worked for his being taken away.
myrrhcat 7th-Nov-2019 02:27 pm (UTC)
it's a delay, i think they'll be ok. i'm so annoyed by fans freaking out over this, like shielding their favs is more important than uncovering corruption.
dior_chic 7th-Nov-2019 02:29 pm (UTC)
I agree. When they do comeback, the fans they have are loyal - they’ll still drop money and see them.
cxxl 7th-Nov-2019 02:32 pm (UTC)
WHats not mentioned is the fact that the police department are reportedly going to do a press conference the same day as iZone’s media conference (which would coincide with the showcase).
Ultimately none of this is good. It went from being they are attached to their entire comeback getting derailed in less than 24 hours. While none of the girls are bad people and have done nothing wrong, there are a few who are in a bad position, and it’s bad for the group. Should they be removed? Quite frankly, it doesn’t matter at this point. it’s been a whole ass year and it’s too late for that. At this moment, Nobody wants to deal with a group unwittingly entrenched in a scandal they didn’t even have power or say in. That’s the worst thing for these girls.
At this point...as much as I do like iZone...companies need to start prepping second options (watch Everglow and Rocket Punch get a couple of open spots ready) because if shit is hitting the fan (more than it already has), you might want to start pulling the girls out of the way.
myungung 7th-Nov-2019 03:34 pm (UTC)
Chaewon was always suspected, so maybe Rocket Punch might need to add one more member if shit hits the fan
labovm 7th-Nov-2019 02:54 pm (UTC)
i'm sorry but this whole situation is so funny to me bc the company is postponing shit hoping this will blow over, which it will in a month or two but like all i can think is maybe you shouldn't have allowed this whole thing to be rigged & you wouldn't look so stupid now. it sucks for the girls bc they'll be used collateral, & knowing that certain members technically didn't get the votes to be there. i mean i knew all this shit was shady when kauen who was consistently in the top 10 all of the sudden by the end was at 14, like something about that was definitely not right there.
dior_chic 7th-Nov-2019 03:29 pm (UTC)
‘i can think is maybe you shouldn't have allowed this whole thing to be rigged & you wouldn't look so stupid now’

queenhinata 7th-Nov-2019 03:27 pm (UTC)
izone :((( feel so bad for the girls
aeries_amethyst 7th-Nov-2019 03:31 pm (UTC)
i knew the girls were gonna take some of the heat for this scandal because whilst they were not the ones with the power to cause the scandal, the group was formed as a result of it. they were just pawns in the grand scheme of things. the situation is unfortunate all around because on one hand, you have been dying to debut even though you know you really aren't the best at what you do but you still made it anyways because the competition was rigged so you were safe from the start and on the other hand, you know you deserve a spot on the team because you've been busting your ass and been consistently killing it with the rankings only to not debut because your company didn't have enough power to make it happen. it's gotta suck to know that you made the team not out of your own merit but because people were pulling strings for you behind the scenes...now that is going to hang over your head forever and people will always be second guessing you even if you manage to prove yourself worthy. granted, people will get over it and move on, but they won't forget about it.

at this point in time, it's not like any of them can be removed from the group or the competition be redone and everything be set right as it should be. it was obvious that the competition was rigged from the get go and all of this could have easily been avoided if these people weren't so damn shady and corrupt, but i digress. now they're gonna drag this whole mess out and who knows how long the girls' comeback will be postponed at this rate.

Edited at 2019-11-07 03:33 pm (UTC)
dior_chic 7th-Nov-2019 03:40 pm (UTC)
This comment is spot on how I feel. You articulated it perfectly 👍

Edited at 2019-11-07 03:40 pm (UTC)
annayism 7th-Nov-2019 04:10 pm (UTC)
that sucks :( and i was looking forward to this comeback!

honestly i did feel like a lot of the final rankings were... not right (looking at you yuri) BUT i've really come to like the 12 girls as a team and i love what they've released so far. everything will definitely tide over in like a month tho so i'll just wait i guess....
kyulkyung 7th-Nov-2019 08:05 pm (UTC)
people only ever pretending to care about kaeun when they can rag on izone is so funny (not necessarily talking about omona but in general... even that jeff benjamin dude had to join in lmao)
premonitioner 7th-Nov-2019 11:14 pm (UTC)
I feel worse for the girls who were very likely to have been voted into the group. I'm busting out my #justiceformiho #justiceforchowon #justiceforkaeun tags out for like the 4th time already. Esp Miho and Kaeun. Chowon at least has a career ahead of her, Kaeun is already gone from the industry and Myao has gone back to low level local activities in Japan.

And I'm not sure the group itself can recover. They're a girl group, their fans and haters aren't forgiving.
cairistiona 9th-Nov-2019 06:00 pm (UTC)
aww man, i preordered this. i was really excited about the full album because it sounds great :(

ebay also already marked it as dispatched for some reason so i wonder if they'll be able to refund :(((

eta: not that i want a refund, but i want what's best for the girls ;;;

Edited at 2019-11-09 06:05 pm (UTC)
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