Article: Has IOI's image been overexposed... the concerns of project groups
Source: Ilgan Sports via Naver
1. [+2,083, -100] In my opinion, Gugudan's failure has nothing to do with IOI's image but rather inner issues within Gugudan. It's a combination of their concept, outfits, choreography, etc.
2. [+2,573, -71] Gugudan's song is just bad, the members being overexposed with IOI is not the issue
3. [+1,142, -57] If you have a good song, everything else doesn't matter
4. [+323, -31] It's obvious that Gugudan's debut was rushed. DIA's comeback was planned so nothing's awkward about it but Gugudan looks like a school talent show that got together a week before their stage.
5. [+248, -15] Before Gugudan's debut, they did all that media play using IOI's name but now that the debut isn't showing good results, they're blaming IOI for overexposing the members' image ㅋㅋ
6. [+249, -26] Gugudan's members, outfits, everything just seems so backwards and outdated. The only reason Gugudan and DIA are still in the game is because of IOI's fame. If not for IOI at all, both groups would've disappeared after a week.
7. [+159, -7] If IOI's image has been overexposed already, then what does that make groups who've been promoting for 7-8 years? DIA and Gugudan are struggling right now because they pissed off IOI fans, you can't blame the IOI buff falling off for their flop. They should be lucky they even got to use IOI's name to last as long as they did.
8. [+159, -11] Gugudan was just... so underprepared. Their song, choreography, the member visuals... it all just feels like some amateur Japanese idol group.
9. [+130, -6] There's a reason why Park Jin Young is staying quiet with Jun Somi right now. Shouldn't have rushed these debuts when IOI just barely debuted themselves.
10. [+104, -5] JellyFish is making it really obvious that this is their first girl group ㅋㅋ should've made Kim Sejung the center with Kang Mina but instead they put some kid with no public recognition at all in the center... and their song sucks too.
11. [+111, -9] The only winner here is JYP ㅋㅋ I wonder how they'll debut Somi ㅋㅋ