Although TWICE only recently debuted, the girl group has already become one of the most popular artists in the industry.
And while many have attributed the JYP Entertainment group’s early success to their Mnet survival show SIXTEEN, others have argued that the girls’ impressive visuals are more to thank for their popularity. The debate between SIXTEEN and visuals being responsible for TWICE’s success is actually quite a common conversation among fans of the group, and fans still haven’t come to a consensus on the topic.
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+ 114, – 95] It’s obviously because of SIXTEEN. Why do you think Somi from Produce is so popular?
[+ 95, – 13] I think it’s because of visuals. When TWICE first debuted they thought they were going to be 1st on Melon but what actually happened was they started gaining attention in January and went up to 6th place. This means their popularity isn’t really due to SIXTEEN
[+ 87, – 15] The reason they are so popular
1. SIXTEEN – gained amazing numbers of fans
2. Visuals – It’s a group where all 9 members have the visual of a center
3. Tzuyu incident – Even non K-Pop fans became aware of Tzuyu through this unfortunate incident.