Rivalry between Khuntoria and Yongseo fans heat up WGM2
MBC’s Saturday variety program WGM Season 2 is suffering from a few side effects despite its high popularity. With the addition of idols and girl group members in each of the three couples, fans have began proxy wars and are slandering one another.
WGM2 currently consists of 2AM’s Jo Kwon and BEG’s GaIn, CNBlue’s Jung Yonghwa and SNSD’s Seohyun, and f(x)’s Victoria and 2PM’s Nichkhun. Season 1 consisted of solo singers and actors but the show was met with a high jump in viewer ratings once idols began appearing on the show.
According to AGB Nielson Media, WGM2’s episode on the 4th won the viewer ratings race by recording 11.1%, the top in its time slot with KBS 2TV’s Star Golden Bell recording 5.3% and SBS’s Star Junior Show recording 6.5%. WGM2 has consistently recorded 11% in viewer ratings, a comfortable cushion proving its position as MBC’s Saturday variety program.
However, although the idol couplings are bringing up the ratings, the side effects are also a force to be reckoned with. Jo Kwon and GaIn are the leaders of the WGM2 popularity and have dropped out of the fandom warfare, leaving the Seohyun-Yonghwa couple fans versus the Nichkhun-Victoria fans in an overheating opposition battle.
The focus of the conflict lies in the issue of the amount of broadcast times each couple receives. Three couples must be fit into a limited amount of time, causing fans to bicker over which couple is ‘eating up’ the most amount of time. This was also one of the reasons Jo Kwon and GaIn couple fans opposed the addition of Seohyun and Yonghwa.
When the episode on the 4th was broadcast, the message boards for WGM2 were filled with posts stating, “The PD is a Khuntoria anti,” “Can the Khuntoria fans please stop badmouthing the other couples,” and “If you’re going to slander our couple, at least know what you’re talking about.”
Each fandom has badmouthed the other by saying they only watch the show for their own couple and have even gone as far as to badmouth the other couples or make requests to the producers to cut back the broadcast times for the other couples.
A large amount of fans are also requesting a peace by asking that everyone support each other as WGM2 fans.
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