Is Huening Bahiyyih being treated unfairly on Mnet‘s Girls Planet 999? According to the fans who have collected “receipts” from Episode 1 until now, the answer is yes.
In the latest interim results, revealed on October 18th, Huening Bahiyyih rose to fifth place in the competition’s Top 9. The fifth spot was previously held by CLC‘s Choi Yujin, who now ranks second. Even so, fans fear that Huening Bahiyyih may not hold onto her Top 9 rank until the end.
From camera work and styling to feedback and editing, viewers have pointed out a number of issues that have arisen over the course of the show.
thread of mnet's mistreatment towards girls planet 999 contestant, huening bahiyyih 🧡: pic.twitter.com/ByZ1TznX6q
— paz !! 🍨 (@holyhiyyih) October 12, 2021
For instance, Huening Bahiyyih is the sister of TXT‘s Huening Kai, but she is earning a place on the stage with her own merit, showcasing idol-worthy vocals and dancing on Girls Planet 999. Some fans feel, however, that in an early episode, the show drew more attention to a video call with her famous brother than the positive aspects of her team’s performance.
📽 Huening kai has appeared on Girls Planet 999 EP.2 !
— TXT News⁵ (@TXT__News) August 13, 2021
Despite demonstrating stable vocals and a killer stage presence, including a well-received improvised dance move, some fans believe the show’s masters (mentors) are not giving Huening Bahiyyih the feedback they feel she deserves.
I wished that they praised bahiyyih, my girl is not struggling since day one yet we didn't hear a single praise from the planet masters 🙁
— thea. vote for bahiyyih (@hiyyihluvr) October 15, 2021
during team 2’s interim check she was one of the only ones who didnt make any mistake and ofc the planet masters didn’t mention her or they didnt show them mentioning her
— BAHIYYIH DEBUT | 📌 (@gyusvivi) October 15, 2021
Camera work is also a point of contention. Rather than capturing Huening Bahiyyih’s adorable ending fairy move, the camera operator appears to have missed the timing. Instead of showing Huening Bahiyyih’s highlight…
…the camera focused on the “awkward” pause that followed it.
Fans also pointed out the stark difference in quality between the camera work for Huening Bahiyyih’s fancam versus that of other contestants.
bahiyyih did great!! and she can find the camera easily poor camera work tho they better zoom at my girl when she sings her part😡
— gigi VOTE HUENING BAHIYYIH (@hiyyihlightsup) October 14, 2021
me to mnet:
pls the drunk camera work, the zoom out on Bahiyyih part!!, Ruan wasn't included in the intro, they put ruan name on ririka pic HOW DO THEY MESSED UP SO BAD smh pic.twitter.com/YvhM73dXy1
— Scarlet (@hiyyihluvers) October 14, 2021
As for styling, during one performance Huening Bahiyyih wore an oversized top and bucket hat, while the rest of her team dressed in form-flattering crop tops.
WHO PUT HER IN THAT UGLY ASS FIT I JUST WANNA TALK LIKE ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE HAD A FIRE OUTFIT WHY DOES BAHIYYIH HAVE THAT UGLY OVERSIZED TOP AND NOW THE BUCKET HAT?? https://t.co/CRlIaCnSpB
— ree¹²⁽⁷⁾ is celebrating yuri day (@cixreasons) October 8, 2021
Even a coffee truck has stirred up debate about Huening Bahiyyih’s treatment on the show.
why does bahiyyih coffee truck looks so plain… they didn't add any decorations or designs to make it look pretty just a plain coffee truck😑 hiyyihlights mad vote now and lets give hiyyih fancy coffee trucks when she debut pic.twitter.com/byBuXbSaro
— chris◞♡⃛ VOTE BAHIYYIH ON UNIVERSE APP! (@mystarhiyyih) October 19, 2021
During her time on the show, Huening Bahiyyih has gained a loyal fanbase, not just for her talent, but for her good sportsmanship. Read more about it here: