'Queendom 2': Will there be evil editing? Mnet PD acknowledges past dramatic style
‘Queendom 2’ is possibly one of the biggest K-pop survival shows at the moment. Even before its premiere, there was much talk as we got promotional posters, participants reacting to each other and the release of the opening show performances. There was also a press conference held on Wednesday, March 30 where we got further insight as one of the producers, Park Chan-wook shared why and how he went about selecting the contestants. But one of the major problems that fans are afraid of is 'evil editing'.
With ‘Queendom 2’ being produced by Mnet, the channel is notorious for dramatically editing certain clips of their reality shows that do not show some of its participants in a good light. In fact, in just their previous survival show, ‘Girls Planet 999’, the way they edited Yurina, Fu Yaning, Cai Bing, Su Ruiqi made it look like they were at odds with the other participants. In ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’, SF9 and iKON’s first mission performances were poorly shot and edited which probably cost them points. Fans went as far as to school Viviz’s SinB on her expressions so that she wouldn’t become a target on ‘Queendom 2’.
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Will Mnet stop evil editing?
In fact, SinB went viral for episode 0 of ‘Queendom 2’ for exactly this reason as we got dramatic close-ups and shady rattle noises whenever she made any movement or facial expression. She decided to play on it and created fake beef with WJSN’s Yeoreum. However, at the press conference that followed, the media did get a chance to ask the producers about Mnet’s tendency of evil editing and whether they would be making any changes.
Producer Lee Yeon-gyu acknowledged that they had a certain type of editing style that they have been using but due to the viewers’ increasing knowledge about filming and the technicalities that particular dramatic editing style was getting quite outdated. Lee added that they were planning on changing that, “Rather than saying we edited the video to cause drama, I think the viewer's level of standard has become higher. So our objective is to show everything without hiding anything.”
She further shared that they try and show the best of all six participants, "Evil edit? We do know K-pop fans are aware of it. We won't edit on purpose, but we may edit programs to make it more fun." She also revealed why they used to edit the way they did, “Everyone is sweating, practising, and working hard to show the four-minute performance. We're trying to deal with that in a more sincere and greater way.”
'I'm not buying'
One fan tweeted, “WAHAHAHAHAHA, no I am not buying in the reason.” One understood why Lee said that they only meant to make the show more fun, “Well it does work when it comes to entertainment Since a lot of people are going to watch it because of something like this Girls Planet 999 is the biggest proof with that "We go.. but you don't" (?).” One fan, however, hoped Mnet would change, “After all their past antics, I don't think Mnet knows how to do a survival show without evil editing. It's kind of their rule book. There's always a villain. It would be outstanding if they actually refrain from it for once.”
Another was interested how Mnet would keep viewers more engaged, “I think there will still be evil edits lol but it’s interesting to note the increase in “viewer level” people who watch these shows have more awareness and expectations of edits so they have to edit them taking theses things into account.” One fan was surprised by Producer Lee's explanation, "Have more fun they really dgaf, oh wow...."
WAHAHAHAHAHA, no I am not buying in the reason.— Random Woman (@RandomGirl_25) March 31, 2022
Bom funciona muito na hora do entretenimento— gααвs⁷🌙 (@GoogieHyuka) March 30, 2022
Já que várias pessoas vão assistir por causa de alguma parte assim
Planet Girls 999 maior prova com aquele "We go.. but you don't" (?) https://t.co/JozxfTFiPF
"have more fun" they really dgaf, oh wow.... https://t.co/Kr45KyQYiH— (4) queendom era (@lunarlocation) March 30, 2022
‘Queendom 2’ will air on Mnet K-Pop’s YouTube channel on March 31 at 9:20 pm KST (7:20 am ET).