Netizens React To The Shocking Inequality Of Screen Time Each “Boys Planet” Contestant Received In Recent Episodes
Mnet is nearing the end of their new reality show Boys Planet, which sees contestants from worldwide fighting for a chance to debut in a new boy group.
However, amidst allegations of manipulation, the show has gained attention for the uneven and unfair screen time distribution between the contestants.
Ahead of the final on April 20, Mnet revealed the ranking of the contestants. It was shocking in itself as many fan favorites from the Korean and Global teams found their ranks dropping and putting them in danger of not debuting.
Ahead of the upcoming episode on April 13, Korean netizens have collected data to show the shocking difference in the time each contestant is shown on screen. The statistics focused on the amount of time each was shown individually and focused on.
On the graphic, the OP had written the names of each contestant and then the time they appeared on the secret mission, and then the actual performances.
When the statistics were shared online, netizens couldn’t believe the disparity between the contestants and how many of the top contestants were receiving significantly less screen time. In particular, while one of the favorites, Seok Matthew, got over eight minutes, the Chinese trainees Wang Zi Hao and Zhang Shuai Bo had no time.
I started watching boys planet for Jiwoong, still continuing and staying for Jiwoong even though his screentime is so less without any back story, and will only stan Bep1er if he's debuting in the group or else I won't even look into the group activity or support them.
— Yellow 🍀 (@Jiwoong1021) April 11, 2023
people in the audience get more screen-time than half of boys planet trainees https://t.co/LFVUqiBCc0
— say my name! NORI☆🙄 (@jiwoongiez) April 12, 2023
Even when different statistics were posted on Reddit, focusing on the practice room alone, the post received hundreds of comments from fans who were confused by what they’d seen.
Screentime analysis for ep 9-10
by u/Butterscotch335 in BoysPlanet
Of course, the numbers focus on the scenes specific to each contestant, but the fact that Matthew had over 16 minutes, compared to other trainees with literally seconds, shocked fans. In particular, like the previous graph, Shuai Bo again had no screen time.
by u/MamasGottaDance from discussion Screentime analysis for ep 9-10
by u/MeteorShots from discussion Screentime analysis for ep 9-10
by u/Big_Tomorrow886 from discussion Screentime analysis for ep 9-10
While it isn’t surprising that some contestants get more time than others, it wasn’t surprising that the large disparity between the contestants shocked fans.
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