The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards received not only praises but also controversies with this year’s ceremony in Hong Kong.
Immediately after the ceremony finished, netizens cannot help but point out the unfair stage time distribution, citing YG Entertainment and its artists with having the most air time. A list was uploaded on Instiz listing down the distribution of stage time with the artists invited to perform and caused strong reactions from the netizens.
For example, GOT7 released three albums this year but was only given more than three minutes to perform, while Red Velvet, who also released a full album this year, did not get a chance to performa. YG Entertainment, on the other hand, received more than ten minutes of stage time for each of their artists.
It can be recalled that prior to the ceremony, Mnet was speculated to have faced some troubles with a number of agencies along with rumours that SM Entertainment initially planning to boycott the event, while FNC Entertainment refused the invitation sent.
GOT7 – 03:41
BTS – 04:14
BTS & GOT7 – 2:34 (VCR 01:11)
Monsta X & Seventeen – 08:50 (VCR 0:50)
Park Jin Young – 06:35
2NE1 – 9:35
iKON – 10:10
EXO – 13:10 (VCR 01:41)
SHINee – 07:18 (VCR 00:55)
Taeyeon – 03:23
Bigbang – 12:45
F(x) – 03:30
F(x) & Pet Shop Boys – 03:24
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
- This made me so frustrated
- MAMA why you do this?
- GOT7 had 3 albums this year too
- SM should just not go to MAMA
- They should have taken 2NE1 out and given those times to everyone else
- FNC did well not going to MAMA
- Wow ARMYs had their hearts broken..