TXT to change fandom name from “Young One” amidst controversy
TXT’s fan club name caused quite a stir when it was announced to be “Young One,” or 영원 in Korean, on April 25, 2019.
Last year, Tiffany Young’s fandom had already been dubbed “Young Ones” by the singer herself. The name holds a lot of meaning for Tiffany and her fans.
Amidst this controversy, BigHit has issued an announcement that TXT’s fan club name will be revised, since it overlaps with pre-existing fandom names currently in use by other artists.
BigHit’s statement can be found here and is as follows:
Hello, this is TXT’s official fan community manager.
After TXT’s official fan club name was announced on April 25, it has come to our attention that the name is currently being used by the fandom and fan club of other artists.
In the process of deciding on the official fan club name, similarities to pre-existing fan club or fandom names were not fully cross-checked.
We apologize to all the patient fans and anyone that might’ve been offended by the announcement.
At this time, we have decided to revise TXT’s official fan club name.
We plan to carefully and thoughtfully check the fan-submitted ideas before the official announcement.
Please check the announcement regarding the revision for more information.