X1 and IZ*ONE members set before voting started on 'Produce' series!
Sarah Lee, Dec. 5, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
On December 5, reports revealed that the final members of X1 and IZ*ONE, and one member of Wanna One were already set before the voting started on 'Produce x 101', 'Produce 48', and 'Produce 101' season 2.
The Producer of the series, Ahn Joon Young confessed to manipulating votes for 'Produce 48' and 'Produce X 101' and partially manipulating votes for the first two seasons of 'Produce 101'. However, it was unkown how far he had rigged the programs till now.
According to the report, assemblyman Ha Tae Kyung received an official written arraignment that detailed 'Produce' producers Ahn Joon Young and Kim Yong Bum decided on the final members of project groups before viewers made their votes on the 'Produce' series.
It stated that producers Ahn, Kim, and one undisclosed person held a meeting at the CJ ENM headquarters on July 17, 2018, where they came up with the top 11 trainees who would debut as X1 after 'Produce x 101'. And the same occured with the IZ*ONE members on 'Produce 48'.