On Apr. 30, Mnet "Produce X 101" held a press conference prior to the airing of the show on May 3.

During the time, trainees, mentors as well as the producer of the show were present to answer some of the questions many have been wanting to ask. For more information about the 101 trainees, you can check out their profile here.

The producer of "Produce X 101", Ahn JunYoung mentioned that just like BTS, he hoped that the debut group would be able to receive love from all over the world and enter the Billboard chart.

With that being said, many netizens seemed to have reacted negatively to his statement.

"Produce X 101" Debut Group To Aim For Billboard, Netizens Think Otherwise

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Some commented saying, "They make Billboard sound like a place where everyone can make it easily and everyone is talking about it casually. Compared to the word 'K-Pop', BTS is much more well known in the U.S. BTS is the one that is popular not K-Pop".

Others also did not understand why BTS was mentioned since they did not come from the "Produce 101" series. In addition to that, they mentioned that despite Wanna One being popular in Korea, they are not considered as Billboard artists.

"Produce X 101" Debut Group To Aim For Billboard, Netizens Think Otherwise

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Hence, many begin to question if it was possible for the group that will be debuting from "Produce X 101" to make it to Billboard.

What are your thoughts on his statement?


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May 5, 2019 07:35 pm

They wanna make a global group and only koreans can vote lol

May 3, 2019 09:15 am

What makes X101 any more different as opposed to the first 101, Season 2, and 48? None of them have reached Billboard status. I'm not trying to be pessimistic or hate, I just have yet to see any Produce-made group make it there and I don't see a difference with this season.
What I can "probably" bet is that they're going to maybe be as big as the others and that's it. I can't say for sure.