Boys Planet was one of the hottest shows in 2023 as contestants, including new names and familiar faces, from across the world battled for a chance to debut in a new group.
After the show ended, the top nine took the world by storm when they debuted as ZEROBASEONE!
Yet, it seems like netizens have another group to look forward to with some of the contestants. On August 3 (KST), Korean media confirmed that Jellyfish Entertainment would be debuting a project group called BLIT, with seven members who were contestants on Boys Planet.
According to the article, the members of the group are Mun Junghyun, who ranked 29…
Park Jihoo, who was ranked at 33…
Park Hanbin, who placed at 11…
Yoo Seungeon, who made it to rank 16…
Lee Jeonghyeon, who finished with a rank of 15…
Ji Yunseo, who was eliminated with a ranking of 41…
And Ciipher‘s Keita, who ranked at 12.
When the news was announced, it wasn’t surprising that netizens couldn’t hide their excitement at seeing some of their favorite contestants coming together.
congratulations on your debut, blit’s lee jeonghyeon. i’ll always be here to support and cheer you on. i hope you become a happy and successful idol who shines the brightest on stage 💚 pic.twitter.com/BQX5uiGzTn
— 옷 (@jeonqhyeons) August 3, 2023
YALL WE FR ME BE GETTING “BLIT (Boldly Leaping Into Tomorrow)” PROJECT GROUP SOON….IM SO EXCITED 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/jw1WqfVJFb
— NORI☆ jiwoongs wife 😍 (@jiwoongiez) August 3, 2023
BLIT (Boldly Leaping Into Tomorrow)
Project Line up ✨️
Let's hope it's real and not a false rumour! The lineup is so good! 😭
— ✨️ (@taeraezero) August 3, 2023
Yet, while many fans can’t hide their excitement about seeing some of their favorite “Boys Planet” trainees debut, even if it’s just a project group, not everyone is happy.
When the news was announced that the group would debut with Jellyfish Entertainment, many shared their worry about the company’s reputation. In particular, they compared it to ZEROBASEONE being signed under WAKEONE, another company with a less-than-positive reputation.
zb1 and blit fighting in the WORSER COMPANY BATTLE while tiot goes to lotte world with their ceo im sick 😭😭😭 https://t.co/y8ccvCECqz
— ali (@rosinurl) August 3, 2023
Others pointed out the “interesting” name, which meant that with one typo, it could quickly become NSFW!
why did they have to name the group BLIT like that rhymes with clit, spit, shit, tit, and pit IJBOL
— evil junhyeon (@awehao) August 3, 2023
Many were also angry that Keita was announced without any prior warning from Rain Company. While Keita was loved during Boys Planet, the idol has also shined as part of Ciipher, and many worry about the future of the group and the lack of communication from CEO Rain.
i was here for keita only but after bp ended i started liking all of ciipher too so I'm worried about the other members but at the same time I'm happy that keita is getting a chance to be on stage again
— ji 🦝 (@keitaiitayo) August 3, 2023
you should've told us first @raincompany_ . you had the chance to confirm everything first but you kept quiet and ignored us. as ciipher fans, i think we deserve to know what is going on with the members. now that keita is confirmed a temporary group, what are you planning +
— 똥강아지 ❀ ia (@for_mywon) August 3, 2023
— shane | rest (@woniehoneybunny) August 3, 2023
While it’s exciting that the contestants have a chance to shine amidst the show’s popularity, it’s not surprising that netizens are wary about some of the details.