After a post on an online community board went viral, the entertainment agency of rookie male idol group Road Boyz has officially posted an apology on behalf of the members.
On December 21st, members of Road Boyz was seen in between EXO members during the end of the stage as nominees for the Top 3 were revealed. Nominees were PSY‘s “Daddy” and “Napal Baji” as well as EXO’s “Sing For You.”
Normally, it is proper etiquette that the center-front stage is reserved for nominees. However, the rookies were seen standing in the center-front stage behind the Inkigayo MCs, who also happened to be two EXO members (Baekhyun and Suho), while other members were seen struggling to be seen by the camera behind the rookies.
As a response to the viral post, their agency Coconut Entertainment published a post on Road Boyz official Facebook page apologizing for the event.
Road Boyz officially debuted on November 17, 2015 with the single Poison Girl and is made up of members Hwan, Myo Ha, Zbell, Han Neul, and Maca.
This is Coconut Entertainment.
We apologize for the actions of Road Boyz members on Inkigayo. We would like to apologize especially to the members of EXO and their fans with the utmost sincerity. Their sight was extremely narrow due to the fact that they are only 1 month into their career. We recognize that this is the fault of the agency that failed to notify them of such situations. We will make sure that such things never happen again and that we will not disappoint you guys again. We would like to apologize once again and show them a more mature Road Boyz. Thank you
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.
[+108, -4] Why did they only mention EXO and EXO-L there are other artists and their fans who were angered by their actions. They took one day to upload this so will it take them another day to fix this again?
[+84, 0] This is an apology? What is this noise marketing?
[+73, -2] So they’re not even going to talk about Music Bank?
[+45, 0] Now we look like fanatic fans. They did this to BTS too and why did they only mention EXO.
[+40, 0] What about us??? What about Jackson??
[+30, 0] So they’re not going to even talk about V, Jackson, Yoojung or Gun..they’re making EXO look bad ㅋㅋㅋ