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IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

IVE member Jang Wonyoung is being accused of purposely avoiding singing during a recent encore stage.

Keep on reading for all the details.

IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Avoiding Singing During Encore Stage

On April 29, IVE took home their sixth music show win for “LOVE DIVE,” beating out BIGBANG with “Still Life” on “Music Bank.” Though IVE did not perform on the program that day, the girls still took home the win. As Jang Wonyoung is the MC of the music program, she accepted the trophy for the group.

Earlier that day, Jang Wonyoung stated that if IVE were to win on “Music Bank,” she would put her heart into a sketchbook. When the encore stage began, Jang Wonyoung passed the microphone to fellow MC Sunghoon of ENHYPEN. She then rushed to staff members by the stage to retrieve her sketchbook.

IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

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IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

She then proceeded to show the sketchbook contents, slowly flipping through the pages one by one. She flipped through the pages in silence, and the encore stage ended.

IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

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IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

The idol did not sing a single line from the song. Jang Wonyoung is drawing criticisms for her actions, with people saying she could have sung in between page flips.

People believe the female idol purposely chose not to sing, using the sketchbook as an excuse to avoid singing live.

IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

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IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

Jang Wonyoung was compared to several artists, such as TWICE. TWICE has continuously been criticized for their encore stage, with people saying they avoid their lines or cannot sing live. They have also been accused of avoiding the encore stage by inhaling helium or eating ice. However, TWICE earned praise for holding the mic and singing when necessary.

Others compared her to Kang Daniel, who once avoided the encore stage by eating fish-shaped pancakes on stage. Some called Jang Wonyoung the “Female Kang Daniel.”

Comments concerning Jang Wonyoung’s actions read:

“Are you really a singer?”

“The encore stage given to the first place winner is considered an honor. So why aren’t you singing?”

“it is because you don’t want to sing, right?”

“How does a sketchbook affect your singing?”

IVE Jang Wonyoung Gets Compared to Ahn Yujin Following Incident

Following the “Music Bank” encore stage, Jang Wonyoung is being compared to her co-member, Ahn Yujin.

Back in January 2022, IVE won their ninth music show win for “ELEVEN’ on “Inkigayo.” At the time, Ahn Yujin was the MC of the music program. She accepted the victory for her group and performed on the encore stage. Though she was joined by her fellow MCs, NCT Sungchan and TREASURE Jihoon, she sang alone.

IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

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IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

Though she was criticized for her vocal ability at the time, people are now praising her for singing live despite her members’ absence. People believe Jang Wonyoung should have done the same, as she is the representative member of IVE.

IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

(Photo : SBS (GIF by Alexa Lewis))
IVE Jang Wonyoung Accused of Purposely Not Singing During Encore Stage

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Written by Alexa Lewis

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