The Chaos That Followed After Ninth Episode Of Produce 48
With the end of Produce 48 drawing closer it seems that the viewers of the show are beginning to behave more and more extreme as recent events have become a hot topic among fans.
In short, viewers of South Korea are voting more for Japanese idol trainees and the Japanese viewers seem to be rooting more for the South Korean idol trainees.
After the evaluations on the recent episode that aired on the 10th, it has been reported that Japanese viewers are currently more supportive of the ‘prettier and more skilled South Korean idols trainees’ than the members of the AKB clan.
South Korean viewers are also currently favoring the Japanese idol trainees more as well, causing a lot of debate as to the reasons why.
Miyazaki Miho, who has been known for showing affection for South Korea, despite having been threatened by Japanese people who are against Korea, is currently the number one idol trainee on the rankings. Netizens have been saying that the reason for South Korean people supporting Miho isn’t just because the Japanese idol has been friendly towards South Korea but also because they respect her for having been true to what she stood for, even when her own nation’s people criticized her for it.
The irony of the whole situation is that while South Korea and Japan have always been enemies, both nations are supporting idol trainees who are not from their country.
Below is the current Produce 48 ranking as of August 10th.
#1 Miyazaki Miho
#2 Miyawaki Sakura
#3 Kang HyeWon
#4 Taekeuchi Miu
#5 Lee KaEun
#6 Shitao Miu
#7 Yabuki Nako
#8 Jang WonYoung
#9 Honda Hitomi
#10 Ahn YuJin
#11 Kwon EunBi
#12 Lee ChaeYeon