Article: IOI "Beautiful farewell with a rookie award, thank you" tearful statement (2016 MAMA)
Source: Newsen via Nate
1. [+453, -9] A disbandment that coincidences with their rookie award;;
2. [+390, -66] Honestly, Kim Sejung, Jung Chaeyeon, Kang Mina, and Yoo Yeonjung are shameless to be accepting this. They barely even promoted with IOI....
3. [+345, -16] Good job... although I think the award means more to the members who stuck together moreso than the other members who debuted with other groups too
4. [+29, -11] I assure you that a few of the members will have dead end careers once IOI is over. They don't have the visuals or skills... They just need to be grateful to everyone who voted for them to become IOI.
5. [+27, -6] IOI is Mnet's daughter and MAMA is held by Mnet so of course the award will go to IOI. Who else could win it? Anyway, sad that they're disbanding... wishing the best for everyone.
6. [+26, -5] The members who left to debut with other groups should not count as IOI. They're honestly separate group members.
7. [+23, -13] Kim Sejung, Kang Mina, Jung Chaeyeon, and Yoo Yeonjung don't deserve this ㅋㅋ the remaining 7 busted their butts to win this only for the traitors to come back like "We're IOI too ^^"
8. [+17, -5] Makes more sense that IOI wins this than Black Pink. Just unfortunate that their agency isn't as powerful and that they're about to disband... I'm sure we'll get an IOI 2 or an IOI 3 someday... They broke the standards of debut ^^
Article: 2016 MAMA IOI and NCT127 win female and male rookie awards
Source: Sports Chosun via Nate
1. [+229, -24] Isn't it a stretch to have NCT win this?
2. [+181, -26] NCT? That scammer group?
3. [+172, -20] First time hearing about NCT, I guess awards are handed out to anyone these days
4. [+15, -7] Can IOI please not disband?
5. [+12, -2] NCT are true nugus
6. [+11, -2] NCT is a project group, do they even deserve a debut award? They just change the number of members and keep debuting differently... Is a project group deserving of a rookie award? Then they would be eligible to win it every single year since they debut new members all the time...
7. [+8, -2] I've heard about MCT, what the hell is NCT...
8. [+6, -3] Some weird male group won this... really? There's no better group to win it?
9. [+6, -1] Never heard of their song
10. [+4, -1] There really hasn't been a male rookie group with any impact this year though. NCT isn't that well known by the public but they're an SM rookie so of course they start off with a base fandom... If you had to choose rookie groups that made a dent this year, it'd have to be NCT, Astro, Pentagon, and SF9.. but they're all about on par with each other.