18th March 2023 – (Hong Kong) The fans of MIRROR boy group has yet again found themselves embroiled in internal disputes. In a move that caused quite an awkward situation, Keung To, one of the group’s members, released a cover of the late Hong Kong singer Leslie Cheung’s classic song “Chase” at the same time as the group’s release of their first English language song, “RUMOURS”. As a result, some Mirror Fans accused Keung To of lacking “team spirit”, with rumours circulating that his fans heavily supported his single, causing dissatisfaction among other group members.
Despite the ongoing discord among the 12 members, MIRROR continues to promote their motto of “unity without division”. Recently, the group announced a new movie, and yesterday they officially released “RUMOURS”, which they consider to be their first step towards international recognition. The Mirror fans had prepared a support plan for the song’s release, hoping to propel the group to become the “Hong Kong version of BTS”.
However, tensions rose when fans noticed Keung To’s cover of “Chase” and his music video was released on the same day and time as “RUMOURS”. Some fans reported that in Keung To’s support group chat, they only focused on promoting “Chase”, while Keung To had initially shared promotional posts for both songs, but subsequently deleted and replaced the post supporting “RUMOURS”.
Despite the release of promotional posters for “RUMOURS” by the 12 members’ respective fan clubs, some MIRROR Fans were left dissatisfied with Keung To’s lack of support for the group’s new song. They accused him of selfishness and lacking “team spirit”. On a discussion platform, some netizens even posted pictures of MIRROR’s ten members promoting their latest movie at the “Viu x MakerVille Launch Event”. They highlighted that while the other members were focused on the event, Keung To, who was positioned in the back, appeared to be distracted and yawning seven times within three minutes, only “waking up” when the media asked him a question.
However, some netizens have attributed the dispute between Mirror Fans to ViuTV and the group’s management. It remains to be seen how MIRROR will navigate through these internal issues and whether Keung To’s actions will affect the group’s future success.