Mnet's "Girls Planet 999" finale aired, and Huening Bahiyyih made it to Kep1er lineup set to debut. Unfortunately, she is currently receiving backlash as some viewers were unhappy about her inclusion to the final roster.
'Girls Planet 999' Huening Bahiyyih Said to Be 'Underserving' to be in Kep1er Lineup
On Oct. 22, "Girls Planet 999" concluded with a live broadcast. There were two rounds of voting to determine the final Top 9; the first that took place over the previous week and the second took place during the live broadcast.
The votes during the live show doubled and the Top 9 "Girls Planet 999" contestants with the most votes will be included in the debut lineup.
After the 18 trainees performed the ballad "Another Dream" together, the winners were called one by one.
When it was time to announce the first and second placers, host Yeo Jin Goo called the names who were candidates for the No. 1 spot: Kim Chae Hyun and Huening Bahiyyih.
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Kim Chae Hyun eventually took first place with over one million votes, while Huening Bahiyyih secured the second position with over 920,000 votes.
However, many viewers are not taking the results too well, and this is evident on various social media platforms.
One of the controversial positions is that of Bahiyyih's. Some pointed out that she was not included in the Top 9 in the previous episodes, but she managed to rise as No. 2 in the finale.
bahiyyih, if she's not kai's sister she will never be in 1st or 2nd place— fia (@fitria_ffa) October 22, 2021
i'm sooooooo upset! because yurina, xiaoting, ruiqi and yaning didn't even in lower rank in top 9!
Others stated that Huening doesn'tt deserve such a high rank and that the support she received was only because of her famous relative: her brother Huening Kai, TXT member.
here’s how we can kick bahiyyih out and debut yurina instead pic.twitter.com/jKg1Cs5APl— chaeyoung fan (@milfmyoi) October 22, 2021
Instead of Bahiyyih, the eliminated "Girls Planet 999" contestants that people hoped to be part of the Kep1er lineup were Kawaguchi Yurina, Su Ruiqi, Fu Yaning, and Kim Bora.
So tell me if Huening Bahiyyih is not Huening Kai’s sister, would you even pick her? No— Gyuinn-Silverberg (@assynXseid) October 22, 2021
Does Huening Bahiyihh deserve this more than Fu Ya Ning, Kawaguchi Yurina, Kim Bo Ra?
Look at the mirror and ask yourself. 🤌🏽
Japanese trainee Yurina impressed viewers with her impressive cover of TWICE's "Fancy," while Ruiqi and Yaning are two of the most outstanding performers of the show. Meanwhile, Kim Bora was the most prominent vocalist.
Fans Jump to Huening Bahiyyih's Defense
Following the harsh comments against Huening Bahiyyih, fans took to social media to defend the Kep1er member, and argued that she showcased solid growth throughout the competition. Supporters also stated she clinched the spot not because of her brother's fame but on her own merit.
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saying this again, bahiyyih was able to debut bc of HIYYIHLIGHTS, not moas. moas wouldnt go through lengths downloading shitty apps and giving away MONEY just to get their fav's brother to debut.the efforts of hiyyihlights and hiyyih's skills are what got her to where she is.— #ThankYouYurina #CongratsHiyyih (@YURIYYIH) October 22, 2021
Others also cited that Bahiyyih ranked first in votes across 115 countries, which Yeo Jin Goo mentioned during the live broadcast.
The members who people thought was 'undeserving' to be on the debut line up but became one of the best idols ever.— danielle (@parksunghooning) October 22, 2021
Here's Bahiyyih doing the same! She will prove ALL OF YOU wrong just like how you disregarded these 3 amazing idols.#BAHIYYIH pic.twitter.com/GZl8vtlKYZ
Then, some shared photos showing the Korean and global votes of the 18 trainees, which prove that she was among the other contestants with the most votes from Korea.
y'all talk too much about how knetz hate bahiyyih but she's one of the girls with the most korean votes? make it make sense pic.twitter.com/Sf3DTRO5O6— bea (@vilozir) October 22, 2021
Since many are showing their support for Bahiyyih, keyword "Bahiyyih" is currently trending on Twitter with more than 524,000 tweets as of writing.
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Mhaliya Scott wrote this.