MBCs Music Core is under fire for a thumbnail they used on YouTube for their live stream of their most recent episode.
TWICE and VIXX performed their comeback stages in this episode, but VIXXs photo wasnt included in the videos thumbnail.
Image Source: @vixxssaranghaeyo
Fans were rightfully outraged and argued that MBC was unprofessional and disrespectful for treating VIXXs comeback like an afterthought.
the fact music cores thumbnail says TWICE COMEBACK STAGE. and also vixx is seriously disrespectful considering vixx is a sebior group
ParisLeo ㅇㅅㅇ *finals (@leoscoffees) May 20, 2017
VIXX DID NOT GO THROUGH HELL WITH MYDOL, PRACTICE NIGHT N DAY, BECOME CONCEPT KINGS JUST TO BE PLAGIARIZED AND PROMOED AS and also vixx pic.twitter.com/To8vpykE5d
HAEBIN ENTHUSIAST 🌟 (@meli_melichu) May 20, 2017
Others who werent even VIXX fans agreed that MBCs thumbnail design was rude and disrespectful.
Im not even a fan of vixx but this is disrespectful af and even more so considering the fact that vixx is 3 years twices sunbae pic.twitter.com/v7iApqi7Sk
highlight ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ (@y0seobs) May 20, 2017
Other fans recreated thumbnails that promoted both groups equally and suggested that this was how it should have been designed.
Hey, @MBCMusicCore I think you need a new designer thats professional about promoting your show.Apologize to VIXX. This is how it should be pic.twitter.com/eNsUDIJ4hc
TIN_ VIXXdidTHAT 🌸🌿🍃 (@vixxsaranghaeyo) May 20, 2017
MBC and Music Core have yet to respond to the criticisms, and fans are awaiting an apology.
@angelicgyu music core better issue an apology bc those boys do not deserve such treatment 🔪