Fans are furious after seeing Lovelyz‘s comeback stage on Music Bank‘s June 29 episode.
This special episode celebrated Music Bank‘s 20th anniversary and featured performances by a variety of idol groups, including Lovelyz, TWICE, (G)I-DLE, BTOB, Stray Kids, DAY6, SHINee, Red Velvet, MAMAMOO, and MOMOLAND.
Out of all these groups, it seems that Lovelyz experienced the most technological difficulties, all of which were completely beyond their control.
Fans who watched the show from home ended up having a much different viewing experience than in-studio viewers, due to bad camera work. First, Lovelyz’s “Wag-zak” performance was interrupted by a random backstage shot.
Although the show’s tech team quickly realized their mistake, the brief shot was jarring and took viewers out of the moment.
Seconds later, two staff members can be seen filming on stage with a steady cam.
Unfortunately, the blunders did not end there. Staff members then walked right in front of Lovelyz, completely obscuring them from viewers.
Fans are now expressing their anger, on Lovelyz’s behalf. The bad camera work spoiled their viewing experience and took focus away from Lovelyz’s comeback.
WTF MUSIC BANK MESSED UP BIG TIME DURING LOVELYZ STAGE EARLIER! THE CAMERA MAN AND THE BACKSTAGE WAS SHOWN DURING THEIR PERFORMANCE! IS IT A CAMERA REHEARSALD?! LOVELYZ DOESNT DESERVE THIS.
— B (@slayfiniteu) June 29, 2018
KBS' camera-work just went full-on terrible for a good 30 seconds for Lovelyz stage, lol..
— ㅅㅋ (@s0kepi) June 29, 2018
What's wrong with the camera-work did Lovelyz made them faint or something
— 매 (@foxywish) June 29, 2018
Music bank bad camera work during lovelyz performance today just ruined my mood to continue watch the entire show + it's raining here so i better go sleep lmao bye
— amY (@amyungchu_) June 29, 2018
lovelyz deserve better . all the other groups performing too. THE CAMERA WORK IS SO SHIT IM DONE.
— 남우현.. (@nwhnamu) June 29, 2018
Some fans are hoping Music Bank will issue an apology…
Wow you would think since Kei is MC for Music Bank, Music Bank would treat her and lovelyz better. But they messed up so much during the performance. Does music bank have new camera men? Music bank should apologize.
— Bloo (@iono_hiro) June 29, 2018
…while others say that more extreme measures should be taken.
— Wag_Zak is a BOP (@newtrilogy8) June 29, 2018
Unfortunately, this is not the only time that Lovelyz has fallen victim to terrible camera work. Lovelyz had a similar experience during an episode of Show! Music Core. The camera operators’ constant zooming ended up giving viewers motion sickness and distracting from Lovelyz’s choreography.
At times, it seemed like the cameras had no idea where to aim…
…and there was noticeable shaking near the end.
Hopefully, Music Bank marks the last time Lovelyz will experience camera issues because these talented girls deserve only the best!
To see Lovelyz’s full Music Bank performance, check out the video here.
— forLVLZ (@LovelyzVideoBot) June 29, 2018
You can also watch their Show! Music Core appearance here.