Previously, PD Ahn Joon Young only admit to manipulate votes for season 3 & 4 (Produce 48 and Produce X 101) respectively and said he did not affect the votes for the first two seasons.
After countless news speculating the benefit of doubt, it is confirmed. PD Ahn Joon Young admit that he did manipulate the votes for the first two seasons which means all the Produce series’ are affected.
Which means apart from IZ One and X1 that are affected deeply, they are pulling in I.O.I and Wanna One now. Thankfully both groups are not promoting activity and most of them are in different groups, solo and path in the industry.
Just hope members of IZ One and X1 stay strong.