IGOT7s demands better treatment for GOT7!
On July 6, #FairTreatmentForGOT7 reached #1 on Twitter’s worldwide trends demanding GOT7 to be treated better by JYP Entertainment. As of writing, the hashtag has nearly 1M tweets and was seen trending on 23 different countries including the United States, Philippines, Singapore, and more.
However, this is not the first time IGOT7s called out JYPE to ask for better and fair treatment for the group. In fact, they have been vocal about wanting the boy group to receive better promotions, tight security, more solo member activities, and expanding the international fanbase in the past few years. They are indeed no strangers when it comes to speaking out on the group’s behalf.
Over the group’s six-year career, GOT7 continues to connect with fans through their diverse music genre suiting Western tastes, and have performed all over the world. Not to mention, their songs have topped Billboard music charts. Despite this, IGOT7s can’t deny how GOT7 is being treated by their entertainment agency and marketing team (also known as Division 2).
To support the demand further, they raised $4,000 and hired a protest truck in front of JYP Entertainment—which will be available from July 6-10, 2020.
The fans say that JYPE should responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
- protecting GOT7 from sasaengs by giving status updates of legal actions/blacklists submitted;
- maintaining and expanding the international fanbase by providing full translations/subtitles for all GOT7 content;
- accurately announcing all group and solo member activities as soon as they are confirmed;
- giving fans adequate time to support album sales with longer pre-order periods;
- increasing international sales by distributing and restocking all albums at international retailers like AMAZON, TARGET, and WALMART and;
- expanding GOT7’s international appeal and recognition by signing GOT7 to a US music label.
GOT7 is a multi-national and multi-awarded group. They have seven members consisting of Mark, JB, Jinyoung, Jackson, Youngjae, Bambam, and Yugyeom, who debuted in 2014 under JYP Entertainment. The group is undeniably one of the most prominent global K-pop acts.
Previously, the group released their 11th extended play, Dye, along with its lead single, “Not By the Moon”. They sold nearly 160,000 copies on the first day and over 280,000 copies in the first week, breaking their personal record for first day and first-week sales. The EP also debuted on the Billboard World Albums chart and placed #4.
Overall, the group has proven their talent within the Korean music industry in addition to helping make K-Pop known worldwide, particularly in the American market. IGOT7s can’t help but notice that the group continues to be hindered by their own company, something the members themselves have hinted on more than one occasion. The group is seemingly also aware of hashtags like #GOT7DeservesBetter as BamBam liked a tweet that details some of the group’s achievements by breaking multiple sales records.