‘Street Man Fighter’ dancer issues apology for mocking NewJeans’ “Hype Boy” choreo + Mnet apologizes for ‘SMF’ press con mess

Well, I guess it was more than a day without Street Man Fighter being involved in some kind of sexist mess, so here’s dancers that includes a competitor for YGX (Park Hyunse) mocking the choreography of NewJeans‘ “Hype Boy“.


After it drew backlash on Instagram, they pinned a comment calling them out and Park Hyunse responded to comments dismissively.

The title of the video, which used a pun combining NewJeans’ group name and the Korean slang word “jjindda” (meaning loser or outcast), also read: “NewJeanddas’ debut [was a] fail.” Before the video was ultimately deleted, its pinned comment was an Instagram user complaining that it was offensive and not funny, with Park Hyunse responding directly to the comment, “Yep!”

Other than general backlash, Yeojin from YGX’s Street Woman Fighter team wasn’t too amused either, calling everybody in the mocking video “annoying”. And Dony, who is also on the show under YGX, said it “pissed him off”. At some point those in the video must’ve realized they weren’t doing themselves any favors and deleted it.

Aside from trying way too hard to … be something (cool? funny?), they were accused of taking a shot at TEAM EO-DDAE (again), as member BLACK.Q did the choreo for NewJeans.

So … needless to say that all didn’t go as they planned, and the dancer in team YGX for the show, Park Hyunse, made an apology

I filmed NewJeans’ “Hype Boy” challenge in a playful way, and I had an overly sensitive reaction to the comments, so I made a thoughtless decision and responded in a way that was wrong. I’m ashamed at this situation of my having caused damage and hurt to many people through my personal actions. There was no intention of mocking NewJeans, the choreographer of “Hype Boy,” or anyone else related to [the song] in the uploaded video. Also, I’d like to say that the “NewJeanddas” in the video’s title refers to the four of us, not anyone else. I sincerely apologize to NewJeans and the choreographer, whose feelings must have been hurt by this video, as well as NewJeans’ fans and anyone else who watched the video and frowned because of it. I also truly apologize to the YGX members, who have suffered damages due to my thoughtless behavior; YGX’s fans; everyone involved in “Street Man Fighter”; and all of the other dancers. From now on, I will remain deeply aware of the fact that my personal affairs do not only affect me alone but also others, and I will be careful to prevent this kind of incident from occuring in the future. I’m sorry.

The only part of this I believe is sincere is that “NewJeanddas” being self-referential, just cause it would be insane to call their debut flopping when NewJeans blowing up is the whole reason they choose to mock this.

Amusingly though, there’s a built-in response to this from NewJeans in the “Hype Boy” music video where the guy she likes is caught mocking her dance and NewJeans are disgusted.

Perfect, really.


Anyway, if that wasn’t enough, Mnet also released a general apology for their chief producer’s comments the other day. It wasn’t in the spirit of our program, we will take caution in the future, yadda yadda yadda.

Well, guess their viral marketing scheme or whatever they were doing backfired a bit this time.


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