Netizens Defend IVE’s Jang Wonyoung From Criticism For Being Center During Portion Of “I AM”
Netizens defended IVE’s Jang Wonyoung from criticism over her position as a center during the fan chant portion of “I AM.”
On April 19, a post on an online community went viral. The post titled “Why Is Jang Wonyoung Being Criticized For Being Center?” has been viewed over 140K times as of this writing.
In the post, the author defends Jang Wonyoung standing center during the fan chant portion of the group’s song “I AM.”
The author cites other girl groups who have also had their visual member stand center during their fan chant portion of songs.
I saw that there was a lot of criticism over Jang Wonyoung standing center during the fan chant part of “I AM.” But why are you guys criticizing Jang Wonyoung when in the past, Girls’ Generation’s Yoona, as well as many other group’s had their visual member stand center during that part? Compared to previous singles, (Jang Wonyoung’s) part has gotten a lot smaller, and she is faithfully singing her part live, so what’s the problem?
— Author of post
The author then uploaded examples of visual members standing center during the fan chant portion of their respective songs. The examples included Red Velvet‘s Irene and T-ARA‘s Jiyeon.
Many netizens agreed with the author and defended Jang Wonyoung.
- “Ah, T-ARA’s Jiyeon was literally standing center for three straight minutes. At the time, people said she didn’t move because she was the center and was praised, LOL. People are getting creative to find ways to criticize Jang Wonyoung. You guys should use that creativity to further your lives instead.”
- “Jang Wonyoung has barely any parts in “I AM,” so is barely standing center in the song, and you guys are criticizing her for standing center during that short part. I am at a loss for words, LOL. When Liz stood center when it wasn’t her part on “Kitsch,” you guys didn’t say anything then, LOL.”
- “Jang Wonyoung always gets criticized for things everyone else does, LOL. Because it has been going on for so long, everyone knows that the hate is unwarranted.”
- “I don’t think any idol, be that YoonA or Jang Wonyoung should be criticized. Usually, the hate is unwarranted.”
- “Other members stand center like (Jang Wonyoung), so don’t make a mountain out of a mole and delete this.”
- “I mean, she’s standing center because she’s the center and pretty. You guys used to say Sullyoon is a visual member, but not a center, remember?”
- “Having a visual like Jang Wonyoung, with her physical and charms, stand on the side makes less sense, LOL.”
What are your thoughts?