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Produce 101 Boys Discriminated Against By "Grade?"

Ah, the beloved hierarchy system of Korea strikes again.


For the first season of Produce 101, the girls were tested and then separated into "grades" based on their abilities. This divided them into grades A - F.

The girls though were all given the same food, same rooms, same access to everything regardless of their grades. Because, you know, THEY'RE ALL HUMAN BEINGS.

But this isn't the case for season 2, with boys.

Here's the translated report:
One of the labels said, "The bathroom is allowed for usage starting from the 'A' group, so the trainees in the lower group have incidents where they can't take care of their basic biological needs. We understand that it's necessary to group the trainees because there are so many of them, but it's unfair for the grades to affect everything."聽 The food is also becoming a problem. Because the boys get food in order of level, and side dishes are limited - the top tier boys get all the food, while the lower tier boys are left with just rice.聽 Another label said, "They're all growing boys, but they're eating just rice without any side dishes. They're not given enough food and they're forced to fight over it. The boys in the lower tier level have to eat and get strength, but they're getting weaker. We're worried this is just making young boys feel defeated." The boys are also allowed out of the dorms only in order. Because there are so many boys and the lower grades can only leave after everyone in the upper level has left, the lower tier boys wait over 6 hours just to be able to go home. A third label said, "The label can only follow the staff's orders because if we complain, it could be bad for our trainee. Trainees are working so hard just to get their faces out. We're sad that their effort is being twisted." A fourth label said, "'Produce 101' is a place that fulfills trainees' dreams. We participated without choice so we could get their faces out. But we thought maybe we made a mistake, seeing how they're being treated by rank even outside of broadcast. The program is being run through adult logic, and it may become a program that steals young peoples' dreams." Mnet聽defended themselves by saying, "We're moving by group because there are so many of them. The trainees are treating each other with respect while competing. There is nothing that viewers have to worry about."

Does anyone else think this is very, very wrong?! :(

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This is sad. 馃槶 The heck, how come the girls get to be equal while the guys can't??? Bruhhhh
6 months agoReply
well this just pisses me off big time... There's gotta be something we can do :(
6 months agoReply
How many other issues are going to occur with this season? 馃槶
6 months agoReply
"So uh, we'll grade the girls but still treat them the same cause, you know, common decency. Oh what's that? We're doing a season two with all boys? Yes! We can be sexist little shits and treat them differently according to their grade! Nobody will notice it's fine~ ;) " is what they were probably thinking 馃槖馃槖馃槖馃槖 Maybe they think they can get away with it because people think that sexism against guys isn't. A thing?? Hello? We obviously think it's a thing cause sexism goes both ways and LOL WE FOUND OUT AND NOW WE ARE NOT HAPPY. good job mnet... good job...
6 months agoReply
You pose a very, very good question. It makes absolutely no sense that they're treating the boys like that when there was apparently no issues when it came to the girls? How do you run out of food? And bathroom time? Does that even make sense? How can a network even dare hold a program without having the necessities to run it and take care of everyone participating, especially if it's the second season? You mean to tell me that girls, who on average honestly do take more bathroom time, didn't have to go through this? And, even if the girls didn't eat much because they chose not to eat that much, am I really expected to believe that they ran out of food. I really hope MNet gets their act together because there honestly is no excuse. I really hope they're not trying to go with a mindset like "well, because they're boys, they can take it." These guys are all pretty young. I don't know all the contestants but I highly doubt any are older than me and I was born in '93. If there are, I really don't believe that there are that many. I know Nu'est boys are close to me in age but, if they're the oldest, or close to it, out of 100 or so contestants, that's saying a lot about the overall age for these guys. I really don't think it's appropriate to run a program like that. I figured they were moving them like that because it's easier to move that many people in groups but, if there are things that the program can't handle, they should allow the labels to step in and assist with their own artists/trainees.
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