Mnet releases a teaser for an upcoming reality survival show titled I-LAND and Neverlands (fans of (G)I-DLE aren’t happy about the title of the said show.
I-LAND is Big Hit Entertainment and CJ ENM‘s first venture project under BELIFT LAB Incorporations. The survival show will feature contestants competing to become the next generation of K-Pop idols.
This reality survival show sparked disappointments to Neverlands because the title of the show is similar to (G)I-DLE’s ‘I-LAND’ tour. The term ‘I-LAND’ is a combination of the letter ‘I’ from the group’s name and ‘LAND’ which represents the Neverlands. The said tour was originally scheduled to begin on April 4 in Bangkok and then postponed due to the current situation.
The term ‘I-LAND’ was also one of the considered fandom name for (G)I-DLE. The hashtag #cube_protect_gidle is being used by Neverlands to reach out to Cube Entertainment with hopes up to address this matter.
1. Be Polite to protect (G)I-DLE & Neverland reputation & marketing value
2. Focus on: demand Cube respond about Lion (& I-Land) issues + protect the artists
3. Be Loud & Clear, our voice will be heard
4. Trend #cube_protect_gidle
5. Report anyone attack Idle to (N)OW
— 오리 (@takanade) May 8, 2020
Because of this naming controversy, Neverlands are not blaming Big Hit Entertainment nor Mnet but CJ ENM.
CJ ENM was responsible for idle's world tour right? they copyrighted [i-land] for the mnet show right after idle postponed their tour to next year :// pic.twitter.com/hfXAbu0H1X
— ? (@ethnicmys) May 8, 2020
Pls army can you understand that I-LAND is unique for us, for Neverland I-LAND means "land of idle and Neverland" ? we didn’t say it’s BH and BTS fault but CJenm ! Our world tour isn’t cancelled but postponed ! If they didn’t change the name, it’s idle and it’s unfair, thank u pic.twitter.com/gcgdirnEgJ
— シ? ???? ???? ???????? ☾ (@miyusowoo) May 8, 2020
Neverlands are hoping for the better of this situation and for the group (G)I-DLE.
The reality survival show will premiere this June on Mnet. –HallyuLife.com