“Boys Planet” Drops The Name Of Their Debut Group — Fans Are In Disbelief
Boys Planet hosted its finals on April 20, 2023. As the live broadcast and competition is still ongoing, the debut lineup has yet to be revealed. The show teased fans with announcing the debut group’s name — ZEROBASEONE.
ZEROBASEONE, also known as ZB1, will debut through the audition survival show. They have already created an official Twitter account for the group.
Hello, 𝗭𝗘𝗥𝗢𝗕𝗔𝗦𝗘𝗢𝗡𝗘https://t.co/4d3aw0DR8s#ZEROBASEONE #ZB1#제로베이스원 pic.twitter.com/DRXVZbEIB6
— ZEROBASEONE (@ZB1_official) April 20, 2023
Fans will support the debut lineup no matter what, but they are already expressing doubt at the group’s name. While ZEROBASE1 sounds cool, when shortened in Korean to ZB1, it is read as “Ze-Be-Won.” The shortened name sounds similar to many other Korean phrases, making fans laugh in disbelief. During the live announcement on-site, the audience can be heard laughing.
보이즈플래닛 데뷔 그룹명
제베원 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 제로베이스원 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/Xu9ITmG3Fv
— 블루 (@b1ue10ver) April 20, 2023
“Ze-Be” sounds like the Korean term for planting crops, something many Korean fans pointed out. It also sounds similar to other words such as “jib-e” (at home), “je-bae” (my stomach), and more. The name started trending on Korean Twitter.
- Cr*pping us with ZB1
- I rather they went with “Boys”
- We are ZB1
- Boys Planet
- I rather they went with ZEROONE
Many preferred the shortened name to be ZEROONE instead. As the name was dropped on Twitter, fans couldn’t help but criticize the selection.
진짜 욕하기 싫은데 그룹명 진짜 ㅈ같다 https://t.co/VmrOQJKg81
— キキ🗝️@福岡旅行D-1 (@daily_kiki0816) April 20, 2023
I really didn’t want to curse, but the group name is f*cked.
ㅆㅂㅋㅋㅋㅋ 팬덤명 제로콜라 https://t.co/8ib21O6XQA
— 안비 (@you143o) April 20, 2023
The group’s fandom can be called Zero Coke.
International fans had similar opinions.
Tons of pretty names and yall decided on the ugly ass ZB1😭😭i promise you numbers are not necessary in a group name to be successful https://t.co/WIC6KZK30r
— adik perempuan hanji ⤮ (@maxidentsung) April 20, 2023
The fans live reaction is the same as mine 😭 https://t.co/LR4uhSXTQM
— miya⁴⁴🍀VOTE FOR JEONGHYEON (@mywinterforest) April 20, 2023
Despite the name, the group is sure to hit success with the popularity of the contestants!
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