Azalea. This time, tears drop controversy.
While Azalea, who caused a stir of school violence, reported that she was leaving the TV Chosun entertainment show “Miss Trot 2” with tears, Internet users continued to argue over it.
In “Miss Trot 2,” which aired on the 4th, the ace match in the second round of the third round of the finals was held. The team “Nokyong Sisters,” which includes Azalea, will advance to the semifinals thanks to the performance of participant Hong Ji-yoon.
After the news of the Nokyong Sisters’ advance to the semifinals was announced, the broadcast focused on the appearance of the azalea ahead of her departure with the caption “The azalea crying in the waiting room.” “I think it will be edited out even if I participate in the contest anyway,” said Azalea said. “If it is damaging to other participants, I will quit the competition,” he said. She also expressed her apologies to Kang Hye-yeon for her duet mission in the semi-finals.
Along with Jin Dal-rae’s announcement of his departure, the broadcast on the same day revealed the practice of Jin Dal-rae and Kang Hye-yeon for three weeks. The process of the two preparing for the semi-final stage by matching songs and dances, and the announcement of Jin Dal-rae’s departure eventually led to the broadcast of them hugging each other in the waiting room.
When the process of Jin Dal-rae’s departure was revealed, Internet users questioned the production team that transmitted the broadcast without editing it. The move was apparently intended to glorify participants who are perpetrators of school violence as “fall of tears.” Netizens criticized, “I wonder what the production team intended to reveal the process of Azalea’s departure,” “Are you trying to protect Azalea?” and “Don’t wrap getting off with school violence as a drop-off of tears.” On the other hand, some responded by saying, “It only contains the process of one participant’s departure for the probability of broadcasting,” and “Let’s not misunderstand it with other intentions.”
Earlier on the 30th of last month, an online community posted an article claiming that A, a participant in “Miss Trot 2,” had been assaulted by a school in the past, sparking controversy. The author of the article revealed that he had been assaulted and verbally abused by A for no reason. When Azalea was named A, his agency said it was groundless, but soon admitted to the controversy, saying it confirmed some facts. Azalea also apologized to the victim through social networking services (SNS) and said she would drop out of “Miss Trot 2,” which is on the show.