Produce 101 Season 2 is being harshly criticized for having “Caste System” in the program.
The nature of Produce 101 is continuous competition, however, they went too far in labeling the trainees. Boys were divided in to groups from A to F, and they were treated differently, also discriminatingly. Their labeling did not only linger in stages, but also in back stage.
The groups had to eat in different times, go back home in different times and most surprisingly of all these facts, use the restroom differently. As the groups go lower in ranking, they more restrictions they had, and they reached where they were banned of physiological rhythms. Food was also not something easy to get for the lower rankings. The higher rankings were served first, so when the food was all gone, the lower groups were not served at all except for rice only.
People condemned the producer of going too far. The program was supposed to give chance to trainees, not show give them despair. The trainees had no choice but to go through this hardship to let their face known to the public, although they know it does not make sense at all.
Mnet officially stated that they “did not have a choice” to handle that number of boys. Also, the entertainment enterprises wanted their boys to a legend like Kim SoHye, who went from F group to A and debuted as I.O.I.
People say that the program is learning from “Caste System” which needs to be banned and get rid of. Many feel both pitiful for the trainees and angry for unreasonable system.
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