'Be Mbitious': Fans cheer idols challenging professional dancers for looking down on them

Idols like KARD's BM and Noh Taehyun snap back at dancers who claim that K-pop idols cannot dance as well as professional dancers


                            'Be Mbitious': Fans cheer idols challenging professional dancers for looking down on them
We have professional dancers like Kasper and Cha Hyunseung, and idols like KARD's BM and Pentagon's Kino competing on 'Be Mbitious' (The CHOOM/YouTube)
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Fans were first afraid when it was revealed that more than 10 idols were auditioning for the ‘Street Man Fighter’ prequel ‘Be Mbitious’. After the immense success of Mnet’s first female dance crew survival show ‘Street Woman Fighter’, we are now getting a male edition. However, with several solo dancers wanting to compete, Mnet announced that they would hold the prequel audition show ‘Be Mbitious’ to create a dance crew specifically for them to compete on ‘Street Man Fighter’.

However, there is friction between professional dancers and K-pop idols competing in such dance shows. Former IZ*ONE member Lee Chaeyeon who is known to be a skilled dancer was looked down upon in ‘Street Woman Fighter’ constantly. She was used for clout and clips of her crying kept going viral. We also had idol judges BoA and NCT’s Taeyong being bashed for being biased while judging. And so fans did not want to see their favorite male idols get cyberbullied the same way in ‘Be Mbitious’ and ‘Street Man Fighter’.

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Kino chooses Kasper as someone he can beat (The CHOOM/YouTube)

Pentagon's Kino challenges dance legend Kasper

But it seems like the idols who got in and are competing on 'Be Mbitious' are here to prove everyone wrong and break the stigma that idols cannot dance as well as professional dancers. As expected, in the teaser, the professional dancers bashed idols for participating and their audacity for challenging them. Everyone was shocked when Pentagon’s Kino challenged Kasper, a known choreographer and dance teacher. 

Participants who were professional dancers made comments like, “We're people who only dance right? But people like them, they don’t focus on dancing, right?” Another cocky participant said, “Competing against people who came all the way here through only dancing, I wonder if it'll be hard on them?” One more dancer had commented, “Street dancers really had to grind their teeth to arrive where they are today. Isn't there going to be a level gap?” But the idol participants are not taking it lying down as many were shocked especially by Noh Taehyun’s comeback.

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Kasper is skeptical about idols like ONF's U and Baekjin competing while Taehyun finds it hilarious if idols end up winning (The CHOOM/YouTube)

Idols respond to biased dancers

Former Hotshot member Noh Taehyun responded in the teaser, “Isn't it going to be even more fun? Despite being an idol but winning against every dancer?” Kino, whose decision had led to everyone feuding was confident, “Whenever [idols] look at them, the level of expertise can certainly be lacking, but this doesn't apply to me.” KARD’s BM had similarly been nonchalant as he had boasted, “Okay! It's fine, swear at me. But then, don't lose.”

‘Be Mbitious’ will air on May 24 and 25 at 10:20 pm KST (9:20 am ET) on Mnet.

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'Love this energy'

Knetz were impressed as one wrote, “Noh Taehyun is f**king hilarious.” Another posted, “The idols are seriously freaking strong ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Seriously Mnet really sharpened their knives, I bet the results will be good...ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Their aura is so strong.” One fan shared, “This reminds me of when the rappers looked down on bobby and b.i on smtm but bobby ended up being the winner and b.i, despite of not doing that great on the show, but his song is the first smtm song to chart at no 1 on melon lol.”

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Users also made posts like “Good for them, love this energy. So tired of seeing chaeyeon crying in SWF. I feel like chaeyeon attitude make it seems like idols are really worst and cannot compete with dancers when they all have their weakness and strength,” and “I love the energy!!!! the intensity is soo entertaining, and the fact that there's no voting involved its all based on skill is amazing, so no one can say it's just popularity !!!!”

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(Allkpop)

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