This is sad to know that the results are manipulated by the PD for both Produce 48 and Produce X 101. Even said, the news broke and affected both IZ*One and X1 members which is considered unfair as they might not be aware of such activities behind. (I’m guessing so…)
From all the reports that are going, I did not see any association with Produce 101 and Produce 101 Season 2 which both I.O.I and Wanna One debut from.
Back to the case, PD Ahn Joon Young has admitted the charges and was revealed that he was entertained and paid for by agencies worth over USD$86K.
I guess everything happens for a reason, the 12 girls from IZ*One is ending their contract in a year and 11 boys from X1 just begin their idol journey on 27 Aug 2019. I hope none of them will be replaced and I can already picture the amount of stress all the members have now. Please show mercy to the idols.