There is a TV program that picks members who want to be K-pop idols. The program has run from January 2016 to July 2019. This show gained popularity from many teenagers and other people. To explain how it works, people who watch the program on TV can pick two members and then send a message to M.net by using 100won. A member who gets a number of votes from viewers raises their ranking in the program. This member can survive to the next episode in the program, but a member who can’t get more votes from viewers than other members has to go to home and doesn’t have a chance to debut as a singer. The program’s name is ‘Produce 101’, and has been loved by viewers from 2016~2019.
However, there are problems regarding picking a member to debut as a singer. Getting a job is an important thing for people who find a position. The program is the same for trainees who have a dream and viewers who paid for some trainees. Recently, people who paid M.net got intensely upset with the result of the program. Some people said that the program manipulated the number of votes during receiving money from viewers. Most viewers gradually had doubts about the votes. When the general doubt began spreading on the internet, the police began to investigate the program. Figures of votes in each episode were same with other members upon investigation. Some people who voted for a particular member are claiming that the results are invalid.
What made people upset? Maybe it is related to employment. When people graduated from university or are trying to get a job, they want to get a job which they want quickly. Sometimes, there is found to be employment corruption scandals with people who succeed in finding a position. At that time people feel frustrated about the injustice. The situation with ‘Produce 101’ is same thing. Produce 101 is considered as a golden opportunity to debut this year for trainees or people who cheer trainees. Everyone is trying hard to get a job, so they want to be treated equally.
Police have not come to a conclusion regarding ‘Produce 101’ yet, however we should focus on employment corruption. There are many scandals about employment corruption, so we should be concerned about this and try to pursue fair treatment and clear process. Employed people hope that the day where the employment process is clear will come to people who want to find a position in any company fairly.