Bang Si Hyuk’s Recent Actions with ENHYPEN Face Criticism: Allegations of ‘Selective Respect’

During a recent episode of the popular entertainment show “Omniscient Interfering View,”ENHYPEN shared the spotlight with industry veterans J.Y. Park and Bang Si Hyuk.

On July 7th, fans were treated to an inside look at ENHYPEN’s new dorms, travel experiences, and their most recent collaborative performance in Episode 306.

The moment that Bang Si Hyuk, the founder of BIGHIT MUSIC, surprised ENHYPEN with a backstage visit was captured in the episode, leaving viewers feeling warm and touched.

Renowned for his involvement in creating a significant portion of ENHYPEN’s music, Bang Si Hyuk engaged in a sincere discussion with the members, who warmly welcomed him with admiration and enthusiasm.

Is it Hyuk/ENHYPEN?
Bang SI Hyuk/ENHYPEN (Photo : theqoo)

Bang Si Hyuk, despite holding a senior position, remained approachable and amicable towards the idols. He engaged in playful conversation with them, discussing their recent tour and performance.

Bang Si Hyuk/ENHYPEN
Bang Si Hyuk/ENHYPEN (Photo : theqoo)

Throughout their interaction, Bang Si Hyuk showed respect to the members by using honorifics, a gesture that was returned by the group, highlighting the mutual respect between them.

Bang Si Hyuk/ENHYPEN
Bang Si Hyuk/ENHYPEN (Photo : theqoo)

The CEO’s visit ended with a genuine gesture towards ENHYPEN, leaving a favorable impression on both the members and viewers.

Bang Si Hyuk/ENHYPEN
Bang Si Hyuk/ENHYPEN (Photo : theqoo)

Despite the overall positive reception, there was online controversy surrounding Bang Si Hyuk’s alleged mistreatment of another group, NewJeans.

Some netizens found Bang Si Hyuk’s behavior towards different groups under his label to be in sharp contrast, leading to frustration.

“The debate among online communities was sparked by assertions of selectively showing respect and accusations of prosopagnosia, a reported condition used to justify his actions towards NewJeans.”

  • “Every time I see something like this, I just remember that he didn’t accept NewJeans’ greeting.”
  • “?? He’s so shameless.”
  • “Has his facial recognition disorder gone away?”
  • “I guess it’s selective respect.”
  • “He didn’t accept greetings from NewJeans babies.”
  • “Oh, I don’t think he has a facial recognition disorder???”
  • “But he ignored the greetings of NewJeans.”
  • “Then please use honorifics for the other company’s group, don’t ignore them.. “
  • “Is facial recognition disorder optional?”

The response to the episode has been varied, with some praising Bang Si Hyuk’s friendly interaction with ENHYPEN but also pointing out perceived inconsistencies in his treatment of other artists.

Online comments expressed disappointment and doubt towards the CEO’s actions, with some questioning the genuineness of his relationships with artists signed to his label.

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