Starship Entertainment Under Fire For Allegedly Manipulating List Of CRAVITY’s Fansign Winners
Recently, K-Pop idol group CRAVITY held a fan sign event with EVERLINE to celebrate the release of their new album. The application period was from March 22 to March 24 and the official event took place on Saturday March 26 at 6 PM KST.
However, fans later found out that Starship had added non-fan part-timers to the fan sign list and had them act as fans during the event.
스타쉽 팬싸컷 nnn만원으로 주작하려고 알바생들 대면 팬싸장에 데리고 올거면 교육이라도 좀 시키세요 누가 nnn만원 써야 되는 팬싸에 중간에 과자 사러 나가나요? 그 시간에 멤버들 안 보고?ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 계속 눈막귀막 하실거에요? @EVERLINESHOP @STARSHIPent
— 해명해 (@haemyeonghae2) March 26, 2022
If Starship is going to manipulate the fan sign winner list and bring in non-fan part-timers for xx amount of money, at least train them correctly. What kind of part-timers receiving xx amount of money goes out to buy food during the fan sign event? And not see the members during that time? Are you going to keep your eyes and ears shut about this?
They were also under fire for manipulating the fan sign winner list by adding IZ*ONE members’ names to the list. Fans revealed that even the phone numbers on the list matched the members’ birthdays.
권 * 비 = Kwon (Eun) Bi
강 * 원 = Kang (Hye) Won
최 * 나 = Choi (Ye) Na
이 * 연 = Lee (Chae) Yeon
김 * 원 = Kim (Chae) Won
EVERLINE then released a statement regarding the matter.
Hello, this is EVERLINE. We would like to apologize for the unfortunate event regarding the CRAVITY 1ST ALBUM PART2 [LIBERTY: IN OUR COSMOS] fan sign event that took place on March 26.
We were belatedly aware that the winner list was incorrect due to a mistake by the person in charge. We apologize first for the delay in the announcement as we were trying to find out the exact facts about this matter. We apologize for causing damage to the artists, fans, and the company. We will do our best to ensure that this will never reoccur in the future.
We are responsible for all the circumstances that have come about due to the immature handling of our personnel and will be held accountable by the company. We will offer a full refund to all those who applied, including the winners for the fan sign event on March 26. Refunds will be made sequentially and all refunds will be completed in March.
We will try out best to become a better EVERLINE so that there will be no errors in the process of the fan sign event. Once again we sincerely apologize for this matter. Thank you always.
Previously, for the Ktown4U offline fan sign event, it ended late at 8:30 PM and they spent more than three hours afterwards for the video call event, and ended their schedule around midnight.
And this is what they did to the online video call ones@STARSHIPent @EVERLINESHOP
Give us Explanation and a refund #크래비티 #스타쉽 #에버라인 #팬싸 #사기
I hope the victims (including me) receive the compensation for what they have lost. pic.twitter.com/iPDeSGD9HO
— 퓨윈 (@vbdnls0828) March 26, 2022
But for the most recent fan sign event, the offline event ended at 8:30, but fans spotted members leaving the venue at 9:04 PM KST. Fans were suspicious as they could not have finished all online calls in just thirty minutes.
영통이 명단순서대로 진행이 되고 우빈이 2번째였던 제가 20시38분에 영통 끝났는데 21시 1X분엔 이제 멤버들이 퇴근했다 이게 무슨일이요? 15명 전원과 영통한 거 아닌다는 거 확실하지 않아요? 좀 설명해주세요 에버라인 그리고 스타쉽@EVERLINESHOP @STARSHIPent pic.twitter.com/3bQm5X1LrR
— 마유 ☁️ (@_6u6yx) March 26, 2022
One lucky fan that was able to hold a video call with the members revealed that she hung up the call at 8:38 PM. Fans that took photos of them leaving the venue revealed that the photos were taken at 9:04 PM KST.
21시 04분에 퇴근함 ㅎㅎ https://t.co/hAFLy5m1cO pic.twitter.com/hx8FuiiDrJ
— 삼구 (@9ravity_jm) March 26, 2022
With more posts about the manipulation regarding the fan list increasing, fans are demanding an official statement with answers regarding this matter. Starship has yet to release anything on this matter.