The rookie boy group T-Bird has come under fire for “disrespecting” MAMAMOO during a music program.
On Music Bank‘s March 29 episode, MAMAMOO took home a trophy for “gogobebe”. They placed first with 4,691 points, just ahead of Baek Yerin‘s “Maybe It’s Not Our Fault”, which had a total score of 4,210.
While MAMAMOO was accepting their trophy, members of T-Bird moved onto the stage behind MAMAMOO and lifted each other up while a third member handed MAMAMOO a bouquet of flowers.
Although many MooMoos say that the bouquet-giving was an acceptable gesture, they found the other T-Bird members’ actions disruptive and disrespectful. T-Bird have been accused of “stealing the spotlight” from MAMAMOO.
Omfg I’m disgusted,there actually people thinking that T-Bird did nothing like tf they disturbed Mamamoo like tf. Like if the roles were inverted all of would be shitting in Mamamoo tf pic.twitter.com/Knv4wJ3ykt
— Kim K (@chuushe) March 29, 2019
Fuck T-Bird this is so disrespectful to MAMAMOO one of them even shoved Wheein pic.twitter.com/motrWvMAPe
— A Celebration Of Life (@JihyosSunshine) March 29, 2019
In response to the backlash, T-Bird tweeted out an apology that reads: “Hello. This is T-Bird. We want to sincerely apologize to MAMAMOO, the staff, MooMoos and anyone who were offended by our lack of courtesy during today’s music show.”
오늘 음악방송에서의 결례에 대해 마마무 선배님들과 관계자 여러분, 그리고 무무 여러분들과 불편함을 느끼셨을 모든 분들께 진심으로 사과드립니다. pic.twitter.com/8GMhEz2CbB
— 티버드 (The T-Bird) (@odent_thetbird) March 29, 2019
T-Bird included a formal apology message, in which they promise to reflect on their actions and work towards developing a stronger “sense of responsibility”.
Hello. This is T-Bird.
First, we want to sincerely apologize to MAMAMOO, the staff, MooMoos and anyone who were offended by our lack of courtesy during today’s music show.
From the moment of our behavior to now, we were able to think more deeply and reflect on our carelessness and lack of courtesy.
We understand that many people have been affected or felt uncomfortable by our actions. We feel responsible for these aspects. We are very apologetic and thankful to those who pointed out our wrongs and gave us feedback on it.
We will reflect deeply about what happened during today’s music show, and we will work harder to show a sense of responsibility in not just our music but also everything we do.
We once again apologize to our seniors, MAMAMOO, and MooMoos. We also apologize once again to those who felt uncomfortable or offended by our actions today.
Thank you. From T-Bird
Some MooMoos have accepted the apology, but others have not. One fan feels that T-Bird’s apology is insincere. Another is calling for their disbandment.
Many MooMoos hope that T-Bird will reflect on this experience and be more considerate of their seniors in the future.
thank you, i hope you guys do well in the future.. pls know when to behave, it's all about respect
— school's system blocked me🕡soonhoon's adopted kid (@thirteenpijeys) March 29, 2019
The boy who gave them flowers was a real gentleman.
But the two boys behind Mamamoo were quite disrespectful. Please apologize properly and refrain from doing the same actions in the future.
— White Wind (3.14.19) #MAMAMOO (@skylights78) March 29, 2019