Rookie girl group G-Friend has been on the rise in terms of their popularity after their professionalism on stage went viral just months ago.
In the said video, G-Friend had to perform on a wet stage in which they continuously slipped. Despite this, they continued to dance. This received praise from many netizens as well as criticism towards the concert staff for improperly cleaning off the stage for the artists.
However, one backlash from this viral video was the obvious lack of live singing on G-Friend’s part which brings us to the main topic at hand.
On October 11th via Pann, a netizen published a post titled “G-Friend’s shocking MR-removed.” The original poster wrote, “Yoojoo’s vocals are really good but what about the rest?”
The netizen continues to add that even though they are dancing, shouldn’t their vocals be just as stable as singers, continuing to argue that the group is unable to sing well-live even on radio where no dancing is involved. At a radio show, the group was recorded lip-synching to their track as well.
At 0:45, one of the members is seen missing her cue for her solo despite her voice heard “singing” the lines:
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+249, -37] The thing is fans always try to make them sound like the whole group is talented just because of Yoojoo but they are below Lovelyz and Oh My Girl in terms of skills, they rose into popularity because of a plagiarized concept and got lucky due to their timing, but in the end, only the ones with real talent will rise like Lovelyz and Oh My Girl.
[+226, -17] Out of all the rookies, they are the least talented, Oh My Girl is significantly better than them and most of them can sing well, Lovelyz’ choreography is hard but they sing their high notes like it’s easy. Shouldn’t you sing well before dancing? It seems they’ll have to work harder.
[+167, -13] I lost respect for them after catching them lip-synch on the radio.