Fans of GOT7 accused JYP Entertainment of sabotaging the group after copies of their comeback album Breath of Love: Last Piece ran out of stock even before its release.
While running out of stock may sound like good news for Kpop groups, this was not the case for GOT7.
According to a report by All Kpop, Aghases claimed that the lack of stocks this time was because of JYP Entertainment 's failure to plan properly for GOT7's comeback.
They expressed their displeasure at JYP for not anticipating the sales volume for GOT7's new album. Fans further criticized the label for underestimating GOT7's power and for mistreating JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom.
Based on information from Hottracks, one of South Korea's biggest album purchasing sites, stocks for GOT7's Breath of Love: Last Piece have already sold out, leaving many fans unable to purchase the album.
One fan even complained that the stocks sold out already even though November 29 was still within the pre-selling period.
Aghases took to social media and forums to raise questions about this failure of JYP Entertainment. According to the complaints, the label was lacking, not just in terms of producing stocks, but in the amount of promotion as well.
Fans lamented that there was no scheduled showcase for GOT7's comeback. The label also didn't prepare a music video teaser for the group's title track "Last Piece."
This did not sit well with GOT7's fandom as they called out the label for their obvious favoritism. They pointed out that all of the label's artists all have showcased for album releases, so it was unusual that GOT7 was the only one left out.
This was not the first time that Aghases accused JYP of mistreatment because fans often complained that materials produced for GOT7 did not have subtitles, even amid numerous requests from overseas fans.
They also alleged that JYP was not properly promoting GOT7 despite the strong support that the group was getting.
GOT7 is scheduled to release their comeback album Breath of Love: Last Piece on November 30 at 4:30 pm KST.
To JYP's credit, the label scheduled a Twitter Blueroom Live event for JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom so they can greet their fans before the release of their full MV for "The Last Piece."
JYP released individual teaser images for the album's jacket covers featuring GOT7 members. Individual MV teasers for "Last Piece" and the pre-release track "Breath" were also part of promotions, Soompi reported.