Woollim Entertainment is under fire for allegedly mismanaging girl group Lovelyz.
Lovelyz’s Jisoo was previously confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, the company released no further news about her condition.
Recently, international fans were shocked to suddenly learn that Jisoo had a schedule to attend. They were not given any notice that she had already recovered from her illness.
jisoo is out there and woollim didn't say…ANYTHING?@?@?@??@???? what's wrong with this company istg
— mon🌙 (@yoursoul__) July 12, 2021
They demanded to know why the company did not release any official statement to update fans on her improved health.
how come woollim can't even release a statement about jisoo's condition and also live? is the company that incompetent? my expectations were low like the bar is in hell seriously but holy shit wlm manages to go lower than that
— raine (@lovelinuscom) July 12, 2021
Is that really HARD to say that Jisoo is tested negative already? Is Lovelyz still works under you? Why are you flopping your own artist icb fck you @woollim_ent
— 린. (@miymimyohae) July 12, 2021
Fans pointed out the sparse updates on Lovelyz as a whole and claimed that the girls are being “kept in the dungeon”—a phrase used to describe how they are being ignored by the company.
Linus didnt know jisoo has recovered
Linus didnt know they have finished their quarantine ONE WEEK AGO
Linus didnt know jisoo had a live show TODAY
Others expected lvlz to have d worded cuz they are kept in the dungeon
All of this is your fault @woollim_ent
— aii 🇵🇸 | i miss lovelyz (@aii_lvlzgncd99) July 12, 2021
Similarly, fans have had enough of Lovelyz’s lack of promotions, pointing out that their hiatus period makes up nearly half of their entire career. The group debuted in 2014 and had long stretches of time without a new album.
if you count the hiatuses lovelyz had after destiny, beautiful days and obliviate it makes up almost 3 years. that’s like half of their career on hiatus 🙄 how do you expect linus to not complain? pic.twitter.com/AnnG5JQvlP
— patsy | LCBW 🧈 (@bebsoulsdimples) July 14, 2021
As such, fans are increasingly demanding a comeback, especially now that all members are in good health.
WOOLLIM PEOPLE THINK LOVELYZ ALREADY D WORDED BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO NEW MUSIC GIVE THEM A COMEBACK NOW I'M NOT PLAYING WITH YOU 🤬 pic.twitter.com/QiLSWZ21Zm
— Jun (@cupidjellylove) July 11, 2021