RIIZE Debuts as Six-Member Group Amidst Controversy

RIIZE, the latest addition to SM Entertainment‘s roster of talented artists, recently marked a significant milestone in their journey. The six-member group made a notable appearance at a prestigious event, marking a new chapter after a period of controversy.

Transition in the Wake of Controversy

On November 24, RIIZE attended the 18th W Korea Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jongno-gu, Seoul. This event marked their first public appearance since the controversy involving Seunghan, a former member, led to his indefinite hiatus. The debut of RIIZE as a six-member group has sparked significant interest and excitement among fans and media.

The Controversy and Public Reaction

The controversy surrounding Seunghan gained traction on various online platforms, where past photos and allegations about his behaviour surfaced. Claims of his domineering attitude over fellow trainees and inappropriate remarks during live social media sessions … Sparked a debate about his role in the group. In response, SM Entertainment announced Seunghan’s hiatus from RIIZE, a decision that has since reshaped the group’s dynamics.

Netizens have expressed mixed reactions to this development. While some lamented the change, others welcomed the new six-member formation, praising the group’s refreshed image and the individual members’ appeal.

READ | Seunghan to indefinitely suspend activities with RIIZE

Upcoming Events and Fan Engagement

In related news, RIIZE is gearing up for a series of significant events.

The group will mark their 100-day debut anniversary with a fan meeting, ‘2023 RIIZE 100 Days Party – Hello BRIIZE.’ The event is scheduled for December 17 at the Donghae Art Center in Kwangwoon University, Seoul. This event marks their first official gathering with fans and the inaugural ticketing event for their fan club, BRIIZE. Additionally, RIIZE is preparing for their appearances at the prestigious ‘2023 MAMA Awards’ and the ‘Melon Music Awards 2023,’ further solidifying their presence in the music industry.

RIIZE’s Resilient Journey Forward

As RIIZE continues to navigate the complexities of the K-pop scene, their journey is a testament to resilience and adaptation. With their first public appearance as a six-member group and a lineup of exciting events, RIIZE is poised to make a lasting impact in the world of music and entertainment. Fans and industry watchers alike are keenly observing this new chapter in RIIZE’s story, anticipating the unique contributions they will bring to the ever-evolving K-pop landscape.


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