Mark Tuan 'Pull-Up': GOT7 member's solo label DNA under fire for 'manipulating' the rapper

DNA, the label that manages the solo promotions of Mark Tuan, is under fire after fans found out his photographer gave backstage access to a fan


                            Mark Tuan 'Pull-Up': GOT7 member's solo label DNA under fire for 'manipulating' the rapper
GOT7's Mark Tuan's solo label DNA is under fire after a fan reveals she received backstage passes from one of his reps in exchange for a hook-up (@dnaofficial/Twitter)
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GOT7 recently made their comeback as a boy group, shattering the hopes of their anti-fans and proving they were here to stay. Soon after the release of their eponymous album, 'GOT7', rapper Mark joined Thai-born member Bambam on a trip to Thailand. Thanks to Bambam's heritage, GOT7 has a huge fan following in the country, which helped Mark host his first solo showcase, 'Pull-Up,' in Thailand for a period of two days.

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Over the two days, Bambam joined the LA-born GOT7 rapper and the two presented many duo stages for their solo and group songs, resulting in a successful fan showcase and fan sign. But it seems like all is not going smoothly in the Ahgases fandom as Mark's solo team/label DNA Official is being called out for using his name in vain. On June 16, days after the showcase was over, Mark's name started trending on Twitter. In their mentions, Ahgases were calling out DNA's representative named Willy for trying to manipulate Mark's influence just because he was a friend of the rapper.

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DNA Official apologizes for the incident involving Mark Tuan

Back in 2021, Mark announced that a team named DNA Official, which is made up of his friends from years ago, will be in charge of managing his solo promotional activities. Willy, who works as a photographer for Mark Tuan's solo gigs, was recently involved in a fiasco where a fan of GOT7 stated that she had gotten friendly with the photographer and had managed to get backstage access thanks to that connection. Besides, a screenshot posted online suggests that the fan had bragged about tagging along with Mark and his team when they were heading out for a photo shoot.

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Fans alleged that Willy was letting a fan get exclusive access to meet the rapper and hang out with him because the photographer simply wanted to hook up with the girl, who was Mark's fan. After the outrage, DNA Official released a statement about the controversy while Willy apologized for his actions and revealed the truth. In their statement, the label apologized for what happened at the meeting and stressed that Mark's fans were very important to them.

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The label pointed out the issue of handing out VIP Passes to certain fans and admitted that they might have been too friendly to some. The statement added that the label was going to keep the issue in mind and hope to do better in the future. DNA also emphasized that they took Mark's security extremely seriously and everyone who was backstage was carefully screened.

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Willy from DNA Official posts his 'apology' online

The photographer also apologized to Mark's fans in a lengthy statement. He said, "I have never used my affiliation with Mark in any social environment for personal gain." He clarified that he had matched with the girl via a dating app and talked to her via Instagram DMs. After fans shared her tweets, he immediately unfollowed her and did not contact her thereafter, he claimed. "I want to thank everyone for supporting Mark's career as an artist and want everyone to know how thankful and blessed I feel every single day to play a part in his journey. I'm sorry to anyone that I have disappointed and will always be striving to be better and do better," he concluded.

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'Leave Mark Alone'

However, Mark's fans are not satisfied with Willy's apology because he did not address the issue of handing out backstage passes to the fan and did not actually hold himself accountable for interacting with a girl without confirming her true intentions. One fan said, "I’m sorry towards any fans that I may have disappointed" why would MARK’s fans be disappointed of your actions, you are an employee, not the artist, be professional and step out of the spotlight." Another said, "Better you and randy resign from @dnaofficial! That would literally solve half of our problems."

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One fan said, "You've been very unprofessional in all aspects. Just leave. You bring nothing to the table and nothing has been built. Nothing that was promised came into fruition. Leave and work somewhere else cus this will not go away. You can't find another job by yourself? lol." Another added, "I don’t honestly think this issue will be solved if you still continue to take part in his “journey” leave Mark alone, from now on. Never post anything about Mark. For, DNA Hire some people that could help your team out. We’ve been saying this for so long its getting tiring."

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A dejected fan said, "I just really can't believe it took you a year of milking what Mark has spent 10 years to work hard on for you to think its okay to take advantage of. I don't know how you can call yourself a good friend bc friends don't do that to each other?"


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