MAMA in Hong Kong was last night, and I personally found that when I was keeping up with it online that the turn outs weren't all that great. This year it seemed that there was an obvious bias towards boy groups. According to one KUjung, boy groups were getting 10 minute stages and didn't have any collab stages, while many girl groups didn't get five minutes with a collab stage and a solo stage. I'm under the belief that BTS also received a nearly 17 minute long stage, which is unfair to any of the other groups at MAMA. It has also been said that while boy groups are getting one room each, there have been 23 female idols put into one room (Momoland, IZ*ONE, Chung Ha and Sunmi).
KUjungs and KMiracles (Oh My Girl fans) both seemed to be angry with WJSN and girl groups' treatment in general. KMiracles were saying that there was no point in MAMA inviting WJSN because they weren't there to receive an award, just to watch others do so and to clap, as if the boy group's fans weren't loud enough for them (popular groups like BTS, Got7, Wanna One etc attended last night). In all, it was quite a fest of boy groups winning. Wanna One took away 4 awards, BTS took away 10 awards and 3 Daesangs. 14 out of 24 awards were won by males, so I don't really understand the point of inviting girl groups who they knew weren't going to win anything. twitter.com/yoonme83/status/1073557713022464000
This has been quite popular on Twitter, but International K-pop fans have been asking "why is WJSN even attending?" The reason why, I assume, is their growing popularity in China, which I'm sure after that performance (despite not being able to hear them) may have increased. We are all aware of Xuanyi, Cheng Xiao and Meiqi's activities in China and how popular our beautiful girls are there. The end of this year has been magical in terms of WJSN's achievement and success due to the Chinity's popularity in China, and CUjungs, who are angels without wings. WJSN's first day pre-orders tripled from 5k for ''Dream Your Dream'' to 15k for ''WJ Please?''. WJSN finally got their first win, and received the AAA New Wave award for their popularity growth in China in such a short period. They're the 4th best selling girl group on Hanteo I believe, as well as being one of seven groups to pass 100k, the others being the big five and IZ*ONE. This is an incredible achievement for WJSN, who I assume are also proud of their IZ*ONE babies Jang Wonyoung, An Yujin and Choi Yena for being so popular despite one release late in the year.
Please, I beg IUjungs to continue showing your support for WJSN. I have a feeling that now they have received their first win and grown in popularity in China, Starship will allow them to have more comebacks and they may actually promote them. Ujungs were at one point hinting at a Chinese debut, and Dayoung's tweet with her holding a total of thirteen fingers up recently has hinted at an ot13 release in the near future. This could be a possibility since the Korean Wave ban has been slowly lifting since 2017. Ujungs, keep supporting WJSN and showing Starship and Yuehua that we love WJSN and will continue to support them no matter what.