At the end of March, Comic Festival A season 3 was held in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. After the success of the previous two festival seasons, A has gradually become an event that attracts the attention of many young people who love manga and anime. Despite being appreciated for its scale, the 3rd A Comic Festival still received many criticisms on social networks.
Immediately after the event ended, many people attending the event posted complaints on social networks. All comments mentioned the narrow space of the event venue, the inexperienced staff and volunteers, to the messy and negligent management of the event by the organizers. .
However, the controversy broke out when the manga – anime fan community and some famous cosplayers “exploited” the irresponsible and irresponsible organizers of the participating staff and volunteers. join the event. In response to these mixed responses, the event organizers had an inadequate handling, causing a wave of frustration, demanding a clear explanation.
The climax of the controversy was when a social media user with the nickname P.P shared the bad experience of this person and another friend when attending the event. P. publicly “accused” BTC of working unprofessionally, constantly changing plans without notice, causing many people to be affected. The information PP shared quickly received a lot of sympathy from many participants of A Festival season 3.
Besides, on some confession pages of the cosplay – otaku community, a large number of comic festival attendees also expressed frustration at the lack of progressive response when receiving mixed feedback from the event organizer. . Among these, there are many confessions sent to the fanpage by people who claim to be collaborators (CTV), “accusing” BTC of working unplanned, neglecting the collaborator instead of giving clear instructions. The event organizer responded to the CTV’s “denunciation” with an explanation, saying that the error encountered was caused by the fact that the number of CTV recruiters initially recruited was more than 60 people, but half of them did not contact or did not face to take on the work in the event.
This response immediately caused many people to speak up. At the same time, the social network quickly spread the pictures taken in the Zalo chat group of the event, to prove that the BTC only recruited 60 collaborators and did not recruit 150 but only 60 people attended the event. In addition, BTC continues to be “unmasked” for lack of gifts, lost or underpaid items. However, when the relevant people contacted to resolve, BTC’s phone number was always in a state of being unable to be contacted.