MONSTA X are known for having a special relationship with their fans, both on and offline. But, something their official Twitter account tweeted is making fans royally upset.
Their official Twitter sent out this tweet asking fans to make it reach 100,000 likes in order for Joohoney to release a dance video of their English track “Who Do U Love?”
— 몬스타엑스_MONSTA X (@OfficialMonstaX) June 25, 2019
In the past, MONSTA X’s official Twitter has not sent out tweets asking fans to do anything similar to what it was asking.
So, fans were quick to point out the request as out of character for the account and figured it had to be the work of the PR team.
man they’re not some kind of attention seeker this is really different from their style, mx give us what we want without us begging them to. ss better drop eshy he literally gave mx the shittiest pr team
— incorrect monsta x (@incorrectmonx) June 25, 2019
They further explained that the post was “unprofessional” and it didn’t represent MONSTA X in a positive light, especially to new fans, because it made it seem like they were only focused on “fame.”
This is so unprofessional… MX KINGS take the control of this account back…
if other peeps who aint mbb see such tweets from the MX account… it’s not gonna be a good impression…
— Melo ⋈ (@shownubear618) June 25, 2019
please don’t post stuff like this…we support monsta x but their pr team is currently making them look like all they care about is likes and fame. and we, as fans, also feel disrespected this way.
— your daily honey (@Joohoneyland) June 25, 2019
Because of the tweet, fans were even torn between liking the tweet to support Joohoney and not liking it to show their dislike for the PR team.
i love jooheon so much but this pr team can go to hell
— Chen🍑 (@wonkyunftw) June 25, 2019
But, it seemed most fans were more concerned with Joohoney who would be forced to fulfill the task whether he wanted to or not. And, that made them even more upset.
jooheon being forced to dance if the tweet hits 100k likes pic.twitter.com/2U21YMOSwX
— madi☆ (@gothkyun) June 25, 2019
monbebes to jooheon after that last official account tweet pic.twitter.com/mau1LUE6t0
— 𝐕 ♡ (@jookyunned) June 25, 2019
So far Starship Entertainment hasn’t responded to the backlash, so it’s unclear if they will address it.