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ITZY Drops First Concept Film For ‘Checkmate’ Comeback & Not All Netizens Are Happy

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jun 06, 2022 10:32 AM EDT
ITZY's Lia

Currently, ITZY is gearing up to make a comeback with their upcoming album "CHECKMATE." The girl group is slated to return on the 15th of July. Yet why are some fans not excited?

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On the 6th of June, JYP Entertainment uploaded a video entitled "ITZY CONCEPT FILM #1." They posted this on their official YouTube channel. In the concept film, Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna flexed their visuals and charms. The video also portrayed a chess-inspired concept.

But as soon as the video was posted, some fans shared their opinions on ITZY's first concept film. MIDZYs did praise the girl group and talked about how their upcoming comeback had a new and unique concept.

Though some fans mentioned the past controversy of Lia made them question her inclusion. Some netizens were not happy at all, even comparing ITZY's Lia to LE SSERAFIM Kim Garam who is currently facing a school violence controversy.


Previously in February of 2021, Lia was the center of a school bullying controversy. This all began when a citizen claimed to have been assaulted by the idol while attending middle school together.

At the time, the netizens claimed that Lia borrowed money from their friend. Following this, the ITZY member did not pay back, even bullying another friend. Though the allegations were acquitted, JYP Entertainment has asked the police to reinvestigate the case.

READ: Are you Ready MIDZY? ITZY Gearing Up For 'CHECKMATE' Comeback & Upcoming 1st World Tour

Though not all were against Lia. MIDZYs also went on to praise the idol, showing their support and trust in the ITZY member. Regardless, fans believe this is only happening as Kim Garam's school violence issue is still ongoing. 

Checkout ITZY's concept film here:


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