From what we've seen so far, 'MIXNINE' has been quite an entertaining audition program so far. It gives us a small insight of what training for YG Entertainment is like for aspiring idols.
In recent events, CEO and producer of YG Entertainment Yang HyunSuk has caused a commotion amongst netizens for his extremely cold persona exerted towards a MIXNINE trainee. Although everyone is very well familiar with his notorious reputation as an unsympathetic and cold-hearted character spitting criticisms left and right, viewers didn't take his most recent behavior too well. There have been comments complaining that his latest remarks were plain unnecessary and downright arrogant. Kim Sori, member of the idol group 'CoCoSori', was the unfortunate trainee who was roasted publicly on television by the entertainment mogul. Their conversation went as translated below.
YG: Kim Sori...age twenty eight...you're quite old. At twenty eight, I feel like you should be getting ready to retire. A little too old to be an idol, don't you think?
Sori: Well..I feel like it's the beginning for me now.
YG: I see. Well then, what exactly have you been doing up until all this time?
Sori: I was a trainee for a while. And my affiliated group kept falling apart. But I was finally able to debut as a member of 'CoCoSori' last year in January.
YG: (CocoSori) Didn't turn out very well, right?
Sori: *hesitates* Well we did get to release up to our second single and .. *interrupted by YG*
YG: Well anyhow, the group as a whole failed in the end right?
Sori: *after a brief awkward moment* Yes, and that's why I'm here. I've been active as a member of 'CoCoSori', and also even done drama through 'Real Girls Project' and I also ...*interrupted by YG again*
YG: For someone who keeps failing at everything, you're quite an active person.
Sori: *silence* But I'd still like to enjoy life and do what I love doing.
YG: Given your current situation, I don't think you're in a position to be enjoying anything.
야 양현석 진짜 인간임? 말하는거 씨발 진짜ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 인간새끼냐ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/YQZ7LNtWdL
— æ-만물 (@kim10000mul) November 5, 2017
There you have it. Just plain savage. However, after Sori's actual audition, he showed a much softer side to him. He went on to say after viewing Sori's audition that she did well. His attitude may be questionable at times but by the end of the day, it seems to be YG's way of showing tough love to try and push idols to bring out their best capabilities. Afterall, becoming a successful idol is no joke, especially more so nowadays since the competition has been set higher than before and there are just too many youngsters that are aspiring to become one as well.