While the majority of PRODUCE X 101 fans are celebrating the final debut lineup for the new group, X1, some netizens claim Mnet rigged the final votes.
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— 초반) 쩨리🍒 (@_cherryboy_1026) July 19, 2019
Sh*t guys the difference between the votes are the same. What is this? Did they really manipulate the votes?
Netizens calculated the difference between some of the rankings from 1st to 11th and found that they all equaled to 29,978.
As the controversy grew, other netizens found that there were also several rankings between 1st to 19th that also equaled the same number.
The differences between the rankings are exactly the same so many people are saying it’s an error or manipulation. This wouldn’t even make sense if they claimed they increased the number of votes to look like it was more popular than it actually was.
If this was truly the voting results, the PD should buy a lottery ticket.
Another netizen found that the number of votes and their differences are also multiples and sums of each other.
Netizens began to wonder if the mathematical similarities were simply an incredible coincidence, an error in the calculations, or manipulation of the final debut members by Mnet.
They demanded that the producers explain why the calculations had so many similarities.
Meanwhile, the final 11 members of X1 were announced today at the final episode and they will be preparing to debut very soon.