Every week, viewers and fans of Mnet’s ‘Produce 101’ season 2 engage in various kinds of heated talk before and after each broadcast, and this week is no exception! On the April 28 broadcast, viewers got to see the results of the first group battles among the trainees. So what’s the buzz among Korean netizens, after watching the episode?
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1. Netizens bash YGKPlus trainee Kwon Hyun Bin for his attitude:
Netizens argued that while Kim So Hye from ‘Produce 101’ season 1 practiced while everyone was asleep, Kwon Hyun Bin did the opposite by sleeping while everyone practiced. They continued bashing him for his behavior during the “Sorry, Sorry” team’s practice sessions, as well as his posture and demeanor while being scolded by their team’s leader.
Netizens also commented on what fellow trainee Ong Sung Woo said after seeing Kwon Hyun Bin’s votes: “What did Hyun Bin do that got him 142 votes?”
Agreement comments included, “Best quote of the day”, “I really respect people who vote for Kwon Hyun Bin even after this episode”, “[Ong Sung Woo] just slapped him with fact”, and more.
2. Pledis Entertainment trainee Kim Jong Hyun, aka NU’EST’s JR, gets two new nicknames:
After seeing JR’s leadership with the “Sorry, Sorry” team as well as the way he handled Kwon Hyun Bin’s inability to keep up with the choreography, JR has been coined ‘Bodhisattva’ and ‘Nation’s Leader’.
Some netizens also pointed out that during the scene in which JR had to raise his voice at Kwon Hyun Bin, it was hard to tell who was the one being scolded and who was the one doing the scolding, because of the difference in their postures.
3. Kang Daniel’s body is supposedly “used to” how to react when being scolded:
One netizen wrote in addition to sharing the screen captures below, “Daniel must have experience being scolded by his hyungs kekekeke. He was just sitting back chilling but once Hyun Bin gets it he stands up with his hands behind his back, standing attention kekekeke. You’d think he was being scolded here.”
4. Park Ji Hoon’s 4-Dimensional fashion sense:
Arguably one of the most talked-about trainees this season so far, netizens pointed out that Maru Entertainment trainee Park Ji Hoon has some crazy fashion sense, including his “fashion glasses”, which fans previously thought were because of his vision, but it turned out, there were no lense.
And allegedly, the flannel sleeves + t-shirt body crewneck he was seen wearing was reformed personally by Park Ji Hoon himself.
5. Yue Hua Entertainment trainee Justin’s height:
Some netizens found it surprising that the adorable Yue Hwa Entertainment trainee from China is 180cm tall, which is definitely tall for his age and tall for Asian men in general.
6. Cracker Entertainment trainee Joo Hak Nyeon is half Hong Kongese:
While word of this fact spread earlier than this week, as Joo Hak Nyeon continues to gain popularity, more netizens seem to be noticing him as well as minding his facts. It’s said that his father is from Hong Kong.
7. Choon Entertainment trainee Kim Yong Guk:
Currently not as well known as some of the other trainees on the show, netizens have recently taken an interest in Kim Yong Guk due to his good looks. It was only a matter of time before netizens discovered he was not Korean, but Chinese. His Chinese name is Jin Long Guo.
What do you think of the buzz from this week’s ‘Produce 101’ season 2?
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