As soon as news was released that Cube Entertainment had removed HyunA and E’Dawn from the company, fans took to social media to express their disgust over how badly they feel the situation has been handled.
In early August, reports broke that the two were dating. Although Cube speedily denied the rumors (so quickly, in fact, that many netizens were left wondering if they had even taken time to properly check out the situation), E’Dawn and HyunA decided to confirm the news themselves.
The two would go on to speak up about how they didn’t want to lie to their fans and preferred to be honest about their relationship out of respect for their fans who trusted them. Regardless, many netizens expressed displeasure at the situation and began to complain.
However, as time passed and both HyunA and E’Dawn were removed from activities, fan meetings, performances, and more, even netizens in Korea began to wonder if the two were being punished by the company for their honesty.
Although no one can truly know the full details of what has gone on behind the scenes, it was no less than shocking when Cube Entertainment revealed their decision to pull HyunA and E’Dawn from the company, stating it was impossible to rebuild their trust.
Although some fans are still trying to understand the company’s own stance and give them the benefit of the doubt about their decision, it seems the majority of fans are just angry over the news.
From memes, polls, hashtags calling for fans to “Cancel” Cube, angry fans editing Cube’s Wikipedia page with insults, and more, check out some of the fans’ reactions below.
If judging by the reaction of netizens and K-pop fans, Cube certainly will face some backlash over their decision in the days ahead.
Hyuna helped build Cube up with 4minute & as a soloist. Cube was supposed to defend her not give in to a bunch of petty fangirl bs & throw her & Edawn on the street like trash. From BEAST to Hyuna Cube has treated its money making artists like trash they deserve to go broke. pic.twitter.com/IjfxqTOgkd
— LOUIE (@yomama_playsmc) September 13, 2018
cube lost apink, beast, disbanded 4minute, and now they KICKED OUT hyuna…. i don’t know what to say about them anymore
— ×+ (๑･ᴗ･๑) (@poopheyy) September 13, 2018
— justice for hyuna (@blackpinknie) September 13, 2018
cube tryna make music after they kick edawn out pic.twitter.com/CY2GKw8GLg
— JOONIES FUCKING BIRTHDAYYYYY (@joonIovebot) September 13, 2018
irl footage of cubes stock after kicking hyuna and edawn out pic.twitter.com/BAHm81R0jR
— 💫 (@jinbbbbbba) September 13, 2018
edawn played such a big role in Pentagon and hyuna was basically one of the sole reasons why cube is still standing
— Aubrey (@_aubreyuy_) September 13, 2018
im so sorry for the groups that are still under cube like they dont even deserve this ITS THE COMPANY’S FAULT their stocks are going down
— 𝘢𝘳𝘢 (@dayjp6) September 13, 2018
Hyojong was the first member of Pentagon, the first trainee from the group to be in Cube. He got to see all of his 9 members join him, become a family, he has the number 10 tattooed on him. And now they all have to see him go. Y’all don’t understand how much this hurts
— none-Universes DO NOT interact (@bionicyixing) September 13, 2018
cube is the lamest entertainment company.
hyuna and edawn are the whole reason this company is even still alive. they done messed up. pic.twitter.com/8q8vs4E1ks
— 『𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘶𝘬𝘩𝘦𝘪』 | cube wtf (@wyhlmao) September 13, 2018
other companies on their way to sign hyuna and edawn pic.twitter.com/yt8SXWQD7F
— ☆ NU ☆ @hiatus? (@01nuu) September 13, 2018
What do you think of Cube’s decision? Do you think there is more to this story than meets the eye?
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*The views expressed in this article are those of the original netizens who shared them publicly and may not necessarily express the views of What The Kpop as a whole.