The “Boys Planet” Chinese Contestants Come Under Fire For Their “Rude Behavior” Towards Fellow Global Trainee Na Kamden
When it comes to Mnet and the shows they create, netizens have always criticized them for their “Evil editing” and for making trainees look bad. Even with the new show Boys Planet, netizens believe Mnet has been aiming to create drama to help views.
Recently, netizens have mixed feelings about the portrayal of the Chinese contestants after being shown as rude.
In a clip from the previous episode, netizens noticed that FNC Entertainment‘s Na Kamden, who was part of the global team due to being American, became the team leader of a group with predominantly Chinese members.
In the clip, Kamden is shown to get frustrated as the episode shows the Chinese contestants speaking over him and interrupting him when making suggestions.
In particular, in the end, Kamden shares his frustration with not being heard by the members.
Mnet also shows a clip of the trainee crying, and, due to the placement and previous clips, it makes it seem like he was hurt and upset because of the rest of his group.
When the clip was released, netizens criticized the other contestants for seemingly cutting off Kamden every time he spoke. In particular, they raised anger at the trainees who could understand English, which included Krystian.
no its not a caibing edit, brian ricky krystian all spoke english they couldve really easily translated for him. its not an evil edit when u can clearly see them leaving him out by choosing to communicate in mandarin.. its always horrible to leave out people like that
— 💣 (@nightbydays) February 16, 2023
don’t say anything ab language barrier bc krystian knows english
— َchloe 💤💤 (@seowonDNI) February 16, 2023
the whole krystian and kamden miscommunication was so weird cause krystian speaks english like ???? they can communicate
— mirs ☆ zhang hao promoter (@planetzhao) February 16, 2023
While Korean netizens seemed to be criticizing Chen Jian Yu, explaining that although he doesn’t speak English, it’s clear that he is cutting Kamden off.
킹받네 천지안위 잘생겨서 지금까지 투표 졸라해줬는데 말도끊고 크리스티안한테 역할준다 이지랄 니 해명이랑 악편 확정 나오기 전까지 니 투표자린 나캠든꺼임 https://t.co/5XJmYw0TS0
— 698 (@yjin_gj) February 17, 2023
Annoying. I f*cking voted up to now for Chen Jian Yu because he was handsome but he cuts people’s words off and he also said some shit like we should give the role to Krystian. My votes are now going to Na Camden until you clear things up or until it’s sure that it’s evil editing.
— Korean OP
천지안위 쉴드 많이 보이던데 영어 못알아듣는걸 떠나서 사람이 말하고 잇는데 그걸 자르고 지 할말 하는건 똑같이 예의 없는 행동이라고 생각하는데 https://t.co/UGTm1U3Dbx
— hikari (@xoforld) February 16, 2023
I’m seeing lots of shielding for Chen Jianyu cuz he can’t understand english but aside from that, he just keeps cutting people’s words off and saying what he wants to. I think that’s just as rude.
— Korean Op 2
Yet, while many netizens criticized the behavior of the contestants, others especially found ways to defend Krystian.
As one of the only people to understand English, it seemed like the trainee was translating Kamden’s words and changing them into Mandarin for the others to understand, with some changes in the way he relayed the message.
Kamden: So is Chen Jian Yu debating if he should do sub-rapper one?”
Krystian: Does anyone else want to try…?
Although it seems like he was doing the same as the others in the group by talking over Kamden, many defended the young idol for being the middle ground to help ease the language barrier.
it feels like krystian wasn’t cutting off kamden but just translating in Chinese what he said to the team since most of them don’t speak English well https://t.co/11dPt1rKMs
— ★ (@98jwoong) February 16, 2023
Lol i know they were gonna get hated for this
The thing is i think krystian was trying to explain properly i mean three cant speak English that well so he was trying to explain them
Im sure it got better but they just evil edited alot of the g group trainees https://t.co/lMfMdGuemi
— Itsmeummmmheyy (@itsmeummmmheyy) February 16, 2023
yall so dramatic. like can’t u see that Krystian was talking to Jianyu ??? he’s literally didn’t mean to interrupt Kamden 😕 and yall always saying “Mnet evil editing won't trick us” but here yall falling for their evil trick and also hyping it as they wish for pic.twitter.com/MWDAVRu32A
— wishlist (@soonyounglilgf) February 16, 2023
Although the timing made it seem like he was interrupting Kamden, they also explained that it seemed like Mnet was up to their old tricks with “Evil-editing” to create more drama.
The amount of views, just hope this is evil editing, feel bad for Kamden https://t.co/2tbUQFoH1v
— ƒαrαн (@twinkyxstar) February 17, 2023
Yall sitting here like we don't remember how they did caibing, yaning and the other Chinese contestants last season. Like if krystian can get along with his old group of 18 members who all spoke different languages, this scene is clearly edited. https://t.co/vb1zip5i5N
— Nightskinned (@bakingdaddy2) February 16, 2023
Honestly im over it they really turn Chinese contestants into villains every time y’all don’t find that weird????? https://t.co/YEUuRO8k4u
— she=nino ate=transgender communism ☭ (@1japanfan) February 16, 2023
While some even noticed that the crying scene seemed to be filmed at a completely different time compared to the initial scene.
One Korean netizen shared a photo of Kamdem, and his microphone placement and earring placement were completely different in the two shots.
Although Kamden would undoubtedly have felt uncomfortable about being interrupted, the full context of what Krystian was saying should’ve been explained.
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