Ha Tae Kyung of the Bareun Mirae Party has called out Mnet and Produce X 101 for rigging their votes, and has demanded prosecution investigate this case.
In a Facebook post earlier on the morning of July 24, he called out the show for the rigging and claimed that the mathematical chance for these results is virtually zero.
하태) 프로듀스X101 투표 조작 사건은 일종의 채용비리이자 취업사기입니다. 사실 확인 요청하는 제보가 워낙 많아 내용을 한번 살펴봤습니다. 투표 결과는 조작이 거의 확실했습니다. 1위부터 20위까지 득표숫자가…
The Produce X 101 vote rigging scandal is a type of employment fraud and corruption. There were so many reports that were asking for the truth, so I took a look at the content.
It is almost certain that the votes were manipulated. From 1st place to 20th place, there is a particular number the votes were a multiple of (7944.44) and it was from 1st place (178 times) to 20th place (38 times). I asked mathematicians around me that I knew, and they said the statistical probability of these 20 numbers, from 1st place to 20th place, is virtually 0. This means that the voting results were already prepared in advance.
It is unclear whether the vote rigging has changed the actual ranking. We won’t know until the real results are revealed. However, the manipulation of this youth audition program is an obvious case of fraud and corruption. They have deceived and hurt the fans who have supported and voted for their idols.
This scandal is also giving teenagers a distorted view on democracy. This case should be brought to prosecution so the truth can finally see the light.
— Ha Tae Kyung
Mnet was accused of rigging votes after fans noticed similar trends in the voting tallies. Mnet refused to provide an explanation, and fans are furious. Math experts and professors also called the voting strange and unnatural, and fans have raised money to try and have the 9 trainees eliminated in the final round debut as BY9.