On January 20 KST, Big Hit Entertainment released the official video revealing TXT‘s official light stick. Fans, however, seemed divided on the design. While many international fans were excited for the release, many Korean fans hoped that the design was a joke.
Below is the official video of the light stick.
— BIGHIT OFFICIAL MERCH (@bighit_merch) January 20, 2020
Here are the reactions of international MOAs on the lightstick.
— tomorrow x together (@txtbighitnews) January 20, 2020
— 최 Syubin⁷ (@syubiniee) January 20, 2020
bighit thinks we r babies and gave us a magical shiny rattle I LOVE IT 😭 not what i expected (im still hoping there’s a morse code feature idk how they’d do it but they SHOULD) but im into it #TXT_Official_Lightstick pic.twitter.com/lU4S2RUVnJ
— ☾ coleen⁷ (@sugajuns) January 20, 2020
TXT Official Lightstick will be released on January 21st
— TXT USA (@TXTUnitedStates) January 20, 2020
— THREAD of MOA sketches that were the closest to the final design of the #TXT_official_lightstick
— BI〽️B ⁷ || #BlackSwan (@bimby943) January 20, 2020
Korean MOAs, however, felt that there were plenty of better options for the light stick design.
“There’s no feedback regarding this…is this the best that you can do in this day and age? Hire me please, I can do way better than the employees you have now.”
피드백도 없지… 응원봉 디자인도 요즘 시대에 저게 최선인가 싶구….. 나 빅히트 취직시켜죠 진심 지금 직원보단 훨 나을듯
— 미닝 (@020205TH) January 20, 2020
“What is up with the design? Just tell us that the members designed it or something…do you know how sensitive fans are to designs? Why did you choose this out of all the other pretty designs. I feel like you guys don’t have any employees that can get the job done right.”
응원봉 디자인 무슨일이냐구…차라리 멤버들이 디자인 했다고 해줘요..큰성공아..팬들이 디자인에 얼마나 예민한데..예쁜 디자인 놔두고 왜 하필 소고같은걸 고르냐고 너넨 진짜 일 제대로 하는 직원이 없는거 같냐 왜 (환멸)
— 쁑 (@848b6a840e3e458) January 20, 2020
— 총총닝닝어흥다람펭펭♥ (@VCvBWee85p8zP0W) January 20, 2020
“What the f*** is up with the design? Is the logo some hospital mark? It looks like some lollipop or handheld fan that they use to promote hospitals with.”
씨발 응원봉 디자인 뭐 시발 병원 마크임? 병원 홍보용 츄파츕스 선풍기 느낌 ㅅㅂ 아…………… 티저 개간지나게 내더니 내온 응원봉 : pic.twitter.com/5t9rVZwLMG
— 루댜 (@RYUDY4_TXT) January 20, 2020
“Who really made this design? I don’t know what’s going on at Big Hit but this is really too much. I bet Beomgyu could design something better than this. Beomgyu and Taehyun’s drawings of grapes were better than this.”
누가 만들었니 진짜? 빅히트에 무슨 일이 있었는지는 몰라도 시혁아 이건 아니지 아무리 음악만 한다고 해도 그렇지 진짜 음악만 하는 애한테 응원봉 디자인 제작 시켰니 범규가 이거보다 디자인 잘하겠다 찌발 범규랑 태현이가 그린 포도만 봐도 응원봉 보다는 예쁘겠다 새끼야 pic.twitter.com/J4TE2vubJ5
— 꿔바로우두개만더 (@O7qZuGcLwTyiNZg) January 20, 2020
“The light stick looks like a baby’s toy…”
응원봉 디자인 약간 애기 장난감 느낌난다…ㅎㅁㅎ… pic.twitter.com/bGoVmUEXUF
— 우동 (@cIzLnPi9wjBADyc) January 20, 2020
Other fans think that the Korean MOAs are going overboard with this matter and are asking for too much.
some kmoas are complaining about the lighstick 😭 it’s pretty and it’s txt’s 1st one like?? over the years, different versions will come out and some designs will probably change. like some of y’all are wanting too much
— mari ⁷ ♡ (@euphoriangguk) January 20, 2020
What are your thoughts on this?