The 37th Golden Disc Awards just took place in Bangkok, Thailand, and while fans should be celebrating their faves wins, ENGENEs are up in arms over the unfair treatment ENHYPEN allegedly received at the awards show.
ENHYPEN were one of the many groups that attended the GDAs, but one of two that also participated in the press conference for the event, where they stunned with their IRL visuals.
Fans were initially excited about the ceremony but have issues with several things that happened during the show.
First, ENHYPEN were not interviewed on the red carpet like the other groups. While the MC claimed that it was so they could prepare for their performance, they did not get to introduce themselves either.
Okay so enhypen’s red carpet for gda is so weird, they weren’t given mics and the mc said they had to prepare for the performance so couldn’t do an interview but they didn’t even get to introduce themselves. “One, two connect, we are enhypen” won’t take an hour for them to say+ pic.twitter.com/snFhkEydA5
— mel || Fuck Belift (@hoon_on_ice) January 7, 2023
Next, the group were not given a chance to do the “Polaroid Love” dance challenge, and two members were just interviewed by the hosts about it instead.
ENHYPEN at the 2023 Golden Disc Awards — TikTok Challenge Interview Cut
— ENHYPEN UPDATES (@enhypenweverse) January 7, 2023
this is ANNOYING ME SM. the way their hyungs were confused too like what happened :(((pic.twitter.com/jiU7Y77g6i
— mon (@mightwon) January 7, 2023
Fans also did not like that ENHYPEN accepted their award while the artists’ area was completely empty. Other artists that won awards were given standing ovations from their peers that were there.
Congratulations boys! Enha really be doing great tho i’m a bit sad that gda let them accept their award w/o even a single artist on the area.. they didn’t even dance for polaroid love now this.. anyways they’re still one of the main event 🔥pic.twitter.com/4Sr7Vvxi7g
— LeaCe희✜⁵ᴇɴ-⁷ (@MyOneAndonlyHee) January 7, 2023
Finally, fans say the camerawork during ENHYPEN’s stage was not well done, despite the group putting on an amazing performance.
enhypen’s performance in gda pic.twitter.com/KHBH0yxprZ
— ً (@yangwonbear) January 7, 2023
Fans began to trend #GDARespectENHYPEN on Twitter as a way to express their frustrations with the way the group were treated.
GDA mistreating enhypen:
– no interview during red carpet
– missed queue for polo love challenge
– artist area was empty when enhypen won
– mc allegedly glaring at engenes
– bad camera work for them
— janice🇬🇭 (@enhababes) January 7, 2023
I can’t be the only one that noticed enhypen’s mistreatment… They didn’t get a red carpet interview, didn’t perform their tiktok challenge and got an award that another group also got…
— Jaywon (@Jaywon_4life_) January 7, 2023
gda is really fcked up. no interview during red carpet, missed queue for pola love challenge (only them that didn’t get to do the tiktok challenge for their own songs), artist area was empty when they received the award
— ᴗ̈ (@gakuranheeseung) January 7, 2023