Back on November 10, one media outlet reported that CJ ENM secretively reached out to the agencies of the current IZ*ONE members some time last month, to begin discussions for a renewal of the group's contract. Initially, IZ*ONE's project group contract will come to an end by the end of April, 2021. According to insiders, CJ ENM will be seeking to renew IZ*ONE's contract, while also considering other options including unit promotions. Earlier this week, CJ ENM curtly addressed media outlets regarding the matter by stating, "We are currently prioritizing IZ*ONE's December comeback. Nothing is confirmed regarding the group's disbandment next April." K-netizens are generally reacting negatively to possibility of IZ*ONE continuing their promotions, as many still feel that it is wrong for a group whose members' debuts were entirely rigged from Mnet's 'Produce 48' to promote as if nothing happened.