The contestants of “Produce X 101,” the fourth season of cable channel Mnet’s hit audition program franchise, pose for photos in April before the show began airing. Producers Kim Yong-bum and Ahn Joon-young promised that this season would focus on “coexisting with the smaller agencies” once again. [MNET] Producers Kim Yong-bum and Ahn Joon-young of “Produce X 101” of Mnet were indicted with detention on Dec. 3, after being arrested by police for rigging voting results of the popular K-pop audition series. When the show kicked off in 2016 with “Produce 101,” it promised viewers a K-pop group “produced from your very own hands,” but it turns out that the producers had not only taken bribes from entertainment agencies but also fabricated voting results in the process of forming all four of the show’s final project groups – I.O.I, Wanna One, IZ*ONE and X1. No court ruling has come yet, but the fact that “Produce 101” wasn’t what it promised is clear. From the trust of the public to the dreams of individual trainees, the Korea JoongAng Daily looks at what CJ ENM’s Mnet has lost through the “Produce” scandal in a two-part series.Imagine yourself in the shoes of a… Read full this story
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