Earlier in the month, host Tak Jae Hoon was called out after a teaser of his show with Cignature‘s Jeewon was released. With the video released, netizens continued to show their anger for the video deemed to sexualize the idol.
On August 17, Cignature’s Twitter promoted a teaser of Jeewon’s appearance on a YouTube series. After seeing the clip that they believed sexualized the idol, many shared their anger on social media toward the show and the group’s company for promoting the video.
— ً (@jeewonthinker) August 17, 2023
— Ellie 🦋 check bio (@gidlenevieland) August 17, 2023
not 🐥 related, but uaena pls read.
during her participation in a variety, jeewon (cignature) had to hear disgusting remarks about her body when asked why she didn't performed at the water bomb festival. bc of this her fans are spreading the tag #ProtectJeewon, lets help them! https://t.co/IfPSVZivfr
— 🎨 ☆ (@iuaenapieces) August 18, 2023
Yet, while very few fans had hopes that it was just a matter of evil editing or being taken out of context, the full episode was recently released, and netizens are even angrier by the actions of the hosts.
When the full video was released, netizens couldn’t hide their anger when, along with speaking about Jeewon’s presence at the WATERBOMB Festival, they even showed images of the idol’s fancams, seemingly those that drew attention to her chest area.
In particular, one of the hosts even inferred that it was a shame that they were pictures rather than videos or GIFs.
While Jeewon didn’t show any outward signs of being uncomfortable, even shaking the photo as a joke to make it seem like a video, netizens couldn’t hide how angry they were.
Even the thumbnail unsurprisingly had a lot of negative comments from fans after showing Jeewon standing in a position that seemingly drew attention to her chest.
When the video was posted, netizens couldn’t believe that the actual content released was even more sexualizing than the teaser, with many criticizing the company for promoting the content. In particular, many shared that considering the backlash the teaser received a while back, the company should’ve taken steps to respond to the criticism.
they even included printed out screenshots of sexualizing fancams (often used as f*pcams) of jeewon and showed it to her??? this show is truly disgusting and these hosts + whoever at c9 allowed for this to happen should be in jail. #ProtectJeewon https://t.co/HLT3n7K23K pic.twitter.com/jSoHGXtN4M
— nugu moments that could kill a sapphic (@nugusapphic) August 24, 2023
How is this incompetent company still posting this video. Did yall not watch the fucking content? Are yall insane????? https://t.co/P6srcEAf0a
— june 14/15 (@cixbjn) August 24, 2023
Everyone, please take some time to help spread the hashtag #ProtectJeewon and report this video!
— nugu promoter (@nugupromoter) August 24, 2023
literally the fans of the group whether koreans or globally as well as people outside the fandom were against this and you literally had all the time in the world to prevent this yet you proceeded with releasing the video to the point of posting/promoting it proudly. no comment. https://t.co/4z9uK9y0aU
— cignature videos𝇍 (@cignaturevids) August 24, 2023
Netizens want action or some response from either the hosts or the company because, while it might just be lighthearted humor for them, many fans feel it is unsuitable and inappropriate.
You can read more about the initial anger below.