“Resign”… Kim Ji-woong’s swearing controversy → Zero Base One fandom ‘boycotts the stage’
“Resign”… Kim Ji-woong’s swearing controversy → Zero Base One fandom ‘boycotts the stage’
Regarding the controversy over Zero Base One's Kim Ji-woong's abusive language towards his fans, the anger of fans is not going away. There has even been a 'vocal review' of the mention of profanity. However, fans showed active movement against Kim Ji-woong's withdrawal, such as boycotting the Zero Base One stage.

On the afternoon of the 18th, the '31st Anniversary Hanteo Music Awards 2023' (hereinafter 'Hanteo Music Awards 2023') was held at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Jung-gu, Seoul.

On this day, the grand prize category, 'Best Album Award', went to Seventeen's 'FML', 'Best Performance Award' to Stray Kids, 'Best Song Award' to Ive's 'I AM', and 'Best Artist Award' to NCT Dream. DREAM) and others received awards.

In addition, the 'Artist of the Year' main awards went to Aespa, Stray Kids, Le Seraphim, ATEEZ, (G)I-DLE, Tomorrow by Together, Ive, Zero Base One, Seventeen, Enhyphen, NCT 127, NCT Dream, Jungkook, V A total of 16 groups were awarded, including , Jimin, and New Jeans.

Zero Base One and Triple S were the main characters of the 'Rookie of the Year Award', which is the equivalent of a rookie award at the awards ceremony. In particular, Zero Base One won two awards following the main award.

However, the problem occurred on the Zero Base One stage. In addition to the voice evaluation, the 'profanity controversy', which seemed to have been resolved with Kim Ji-woong's explanation on the same day (18th), arose again.

In fact, at the scene, after Zero Base One's performance, some fans continued to shout, "Kim Ji-woong leaves the group." Because of this, the story of a physical fight with Kim Ji-woong's personal fan was spread through various online communities.

Accordingly, some celebrities, instead of giving acceptance speeches, asked people to be careful about safety, such as "Please go back" and "Please stay safe."
“Resign”… Kim Ji-woong’s swearing controversy → Zero Base One fandom ‘boycotts the stage’
“Resign”… Kim Ji-woong’s swearing controversy → Zero Base One fandom ‘boycotts the stage’
Kim Ji-woong mentioned the controversy over his profanity through the private messaging platform Dear You Bubble this afternoon.

He replied, "I'm fine. I'm loved like this, so there's nothing difficult." He then said to his fans, "I'm sorry for making you worry. Let's just focus on ourselves and be happy." He then said, “I have lived an honorable life so far,” and “I will just get it straightened out. I didn’t do it, so don’t worry.”

Kim Ji-woong was embroiled in a 'profanity controversy' through a video call fan signing event video released by his fan A.

In relation to this, the agency Wake One said on the 17th, "We requested a special analysis and as a result of analyzing the voice's voiceprint characteristics, we found that the profanity voice may have been recorded as a voice uttered from outside, which could serve as a basis for determining that it is not the artist's voice." “I confirmed it,” he explained.

In addition, Wake One requested a special analysis through a law firm and analyzed the voiceprint characteristics. As a result of the analysis, it was reported that the profanity voice was likely recorded from an outside source.

However, on the 17th, Mr. A said on his SNS, "You claim that there is a possibility of external recording, but how can this serve as a basis for judging that it is not Kim Ji-woong's voice?" and "I have no malicious intent and am not free enough to record externally. "There was only one friend (a woman) who filmed next to me. She wasn't a staff member, so are you blaming the members next to me?" he criticized.

Reporter Junho Yoon, Ten Asia delo410@tenasia.co.kr translated by google