JYP Entertainment has launched its survival show ‘Sixteen ‘ where 16 aspiring trainees are battling for a spot in the agency’s upcoming girl group, Twice , but after the first episode , online commenters could not help but call the competition out as being too ‘cruel’ and cutthroat.
“Dividing them as major and minor…
such a cruel survival battle indeed.
Not one for the average person to endure,” said one online commenter, as translated and compiled by Netizenbuzz .
“Even if they’re a minor team, I don’t think it’s fair to purposely give them a small, smelly dorm with trash strewn around it,” said another online commenter.
Fans also wonder if the show producers and JYP are going too far in turning up the competition among the girls.
Some are worried that the girls could end up disliking each other long after the competition is over and brew discord among the eventual Twice members.
“You could really feel the tension between the members.
Even if it isn’t explicitly spoken, you can tell that a woman’s true enemy is another woman,” said a third online commenter.
“I don’t think competition of this level is good for girl groups.
For guy groups, sure they’ll compete and everything but they’ll be cool with each other once it’s all done and over but girls tend to hold on to grudges longer.
I feel like the better member will be the target of jealousy and bullying,” said a fourth online commenter.
Do you agree with these criticisms of ‘Sixteen’?