Did you notice? The hashtag #AstroGempakApologiseToTWICE is currently trending all over Twitter.

The issue came to light after TWICE (트와이스) managed to bring home the Grand Prize (Daesang) for Artist Of The Year at the 2020 Asian Artist Awards recently. In the article published on Malaysian portal Astro Gempak, they stated that K-netizens weren’t happy with the result.

Source: Twitter

The main issue that caused a major outcry among fans, though, is the fact that the local portal posted a seemingly disrespectful statement about the K-pop girl group. Gempak came up with a caption on its official Facebook group, giving the impression that TWICE didn’t deserve such recognition.


Many ONCEs (TWICE fans) have took to Twitter to slam the website and urged the writer to do more research on the issue. Additionally, a few other die-hard supporters of the “TT” jam-makers also argued that the girls were well-deserving of the honour, especially since they’re regarded as one of the best-selling girl groups in the K-pop scene.

Check out some of the tweets below:

So far, Gempak has yet to publicly address the issue.

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