WIZ*ONEs are angered by this year’s Golden Disc Awards as they have excluded IZ*ONE for the second year in a row. On December 10, the award show revealed its nominees for 2020. They boast that they are “the most fair and prestigious awards ceremony” as they base their winners off of album sales and digital streaming. However, fans were angered by IZ*ONE being excluded yet again by the awards despite having sold more than 450,000 copies of their album BLOOM*IZ.
Last year, they were originally nominated for an award but got left out last minute along with X1 because of the rigging controversy of Produce X 101 and Produce 48. It is unclear if this is also the reason for their exclusion this year.
Fans were notably angered by this as IZ*ONE fills all of the requirements to be nominated.
IZ*ONE being excluded from GDA nominations two times in a row reminds me of last year when they excluded both X1 and the girls. I’ll never forget the statement they made stating why they did that. They deserve better. ☹️
— ً (@royalewoo) December 11, 2020
The irony is IZ*ONE is nominated for Gaon Music Awards 3x this year in both (FIESTA) Digital and (BLOOM*IZ & ONEIRIC DIARY) Physical categories, then there’s GDA basing their data on Gaon Sales………..LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
— Only for IZ*ONE (@gnia2011) December 10, 2020
GDA activating FULL BLIND MODE, refusing to acknowledge IZ*ONE achievements when it's obvious 🤷♂️🤷♀️ pic.twitter.com/wv5eRntncP
— GoddessMinju🥕 (@GoddessMinju) December 10, 2020
Fans are calling for award shows to be more transparent and honest in viewing idols’ achievements. The Golden Disc Awards has not yet issued a statement for this year’s exclusion.