Unfortunately, much to the chagrin of many, the idol failed to win the first place trophy. During the broadcast, solo singer Lee Mu Jin (이무진) won with his song “Traffic Light” with a total of 5,636 points. Meanwhile, Lisa came in second place, followed by aespa’s smash hit “Next Level” in third place.
🥇 210919 [Inkigayo] Winner
— KPOP Music Show Analysis (@KshowAnalysis) September 19, 2021
However, international LILIES (as Lisa’s fans are lovingly called) were clearly not happy with the overall result, and some of them have already begun taking out their anger on Lee Mu Jin! In this case, the singer’s official music video for his song “Traffic Light” on his YouTube, which was originally released back in May, was suddenly flooded with tons of negative comments.
Most of the fans were apparently upset that their idol didn’t manage to win the first place award. Not only that, some of them even claimed that Lisa couldn’t win because Koreans are racists. Others also pointed out that Lee Mu Jin’s song is not even good as compared to the girl group member’s debut single.
Contrastingly, a few fans also advised fellow BLINKs and LILIES to not bombard Lee Mu Jin’s YouTube with bad comments for Lisa’s sake. Some even commented that after they listened to “Traffic Light”, they felt that the rising star indeed deserved the first place win.
To quote one internet user, “I didn’t know this song or was even aware of Lee Mu Jin’s existence before. But because of those fans of Lisa, I got to hear this amazing song. So I guess thanks to Lisa’s fans for attracting the attention of international fans to listen to the song. What a good song. Gotta play this on repeat and check out his other songs.”
Despite not winning on this week’s “Inkigayo”, we have no doubt that Lisa still delivered an amazing performance. For those interested, watch the video of her debut stage for “Lalisa” here: