It was an eventful live finale for “Chuang 2021” last weekend where the 11-member boy group made their anticipated debut as INTO1. Even Kazuma Mitchell (ミッチェル和馬) took to social media to congratulate his mates.
Obviously fans are still heartbroken that the INTERSECTION (インターセクション) member had to withdraw from Chinese idol survival show “Produce Camp 2021” (创造营2021) due to family issues.
Earlier on Monday (26th April), the 20-year-old’s official Chinese fan club made a shocking allegation when they called out Tencent and “Chuang 2021” for restricting Kazuma Mitchell from performing in China. According to his contract, the performer is reportedly not allowed to carry out any promotional work in China for 3 months once the competition concludes.
Ever since Kazuma dropped out from the reality competition, his devoted fans have been actively looking for avenues where they can interact with him and show their support. Imagine their disappointment when they found out about the 3 months clause. Due to the contract restriction, it appears that fans have to wait a little while longer. Still, we can understand their frustration.
As such, the aforementioned fan club has highlighted 3 things they want Tencent and “Chuang 2021” to clarify:
- Why is Kazuma restricted from any type of promotions in China – and the 3-month clause? This means that he can’t take part in any commercial events, film and TV, music, variety shows, etc…
- Why isn’t Kazuma allowed to Weibo since the competition has already ended?
- Why do the artist and fans need to suffer due to the companies’ affairs?
Kazuma’s fan club has also urged his management company, Avex China, to step up and handle this unfair situation.