Idol Star Athletics Championships is a big thing in South Korea and is also a headache for many people at the same time.
It has been a show that has been enjoyed by the nation during the national holiday Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). And it has also been a show that was dreaded by fans due to idols being prone to sustaining injuries while competing in the show.
But besides injuries, another reason why fans hate it is because of the rumors that idols show up to ISAC in order to secretly meet up with their love interests. It has been a story that former idols have been told by former idols as well, that the reason why K-Pop idols participate on ISAC is to meet up with other K-Pop idols they are dating.
Naturally, this wouldn’t sit too well with fans as they’d hate to see their biases showing affection as boyfriends or girlfriends to other idols.
In addition, fans are even more against ISAC from airing this year due to the summer’s unbearably hot weather. Concerns over safety issues have also been raised due to the scorching heat in South Korea at the moment.
But one thing is for sure, MBC most likely won’t back down as they’ve even went ahead and aired the show in the midst of strikes from workers in previous years.