As TWICE’s Best Japanese Album Was Recently Released TWICE4 left fans everywhere hooked, many were upset by the lack of Tzuyu.
Released on March 16, 2022, TWICE4 is the popular girl group’s fourth-best Japanese album. Besides the Japanese versions of the songs, the album also includes the More & More – Japanese version of the music video making a filmas part of the DVD album.
TWICE Fans Were Upset About Tzuyu’s Absence
While TWICE’s Japanese fans were thrilled to hear the girl group performing in their language, several fans couldn’t help but notice Tzuyu’s absence during the intro. More & More – Japanese version of the music video making a movie.
While the idol was seen in the group shots at the start of the film, Tzuyu didn’t get a solo shot while all the other members appeared solo on stage, in order of age. While Nayeon was the first, the maknae was expected to get some time in the spotlight. Instead of showing their youngest member, another photo of Momo was shown instead.
However, it doesn’t stop there. The Taiwanese singer was also noticeably absent from the Japanese music video for I CAN NOT STOP. While the singer got several solo shots in the Korean version of the music video, they were noticeably lacking in the Japanese version.
Given the circumstances, it didn’t take long for ONCEs around the world to notice this anomaly. #TzuyuDeservesBetter started trending on Twitter, with fans calling out Tzuyu’s alleged mistreatment at the hands of JYP Entertainment.
JYP Entertainment apologizes
However, the agency was quick to react. Shortly after the outrage peaked, JYP Entertainment released an official statement, explaining Tzuyu’s lack of presence in both videos. They posted the notice via the group’s official Japanese Twitter account.
“Thank you very much for your continued support of TWICE. Regarding the content of ‘More & More – Japanese Version’ Music Video Making Movie included in the DVD of #TWICE4 Limited First Press Version B (WPZL-31947) released on March 16 (Wednesday), During the final stages of production while creating the video master, a system glitch occurred causing only the cuts to be replaced.”
The agency claimed that a system glitch caused some clips to disappear and later apologized to all hurt fans.
“We deeply apologize for the many inconveniences and unpleasant feelings we have caused to the members and everyone involved, as well as to the fans who always support us. In the future, we will be very careful to prevent this from happening. happens again and do everything we can to prevent it from happening again.”
JYP Entertainment also announced that the corrected version will be available on the “TWICE JAPAN OFFICIAL” YouTube channel at 9:00 p.m. on March 18.
While the apology seemed to appease some fans, several others said the footage should have been checked out before the DVDs were released.
Meanwhile, the corrected version of the More & More – Japanese version of the music video making a film has now been uploaded to the band’s Japanese YouTube channel.