this hasn't really been discussed much so i felt the need to say something.
mismangement and mistreatment of groups and idols are two different things. and some of yall be getting them mixed up
definition of mismanagement: the process of managing something badly or wrongly.
definition of mistreatment: to treat badly, to abuse.
let's take this into the context of kpop. let's say group A has been having long gaps in between combacks and little to no content for their fans. it sucks for the idols, but it is really their company mistreating the group? no. the company the sucks at marketing, therefore, it's mismangement.
let's now say group B have members who end up missing in photos, these members get bullied by staff and called fat, ugly, etc. or the company makes group B's members have strict diets that they force upon. the idols here are being taken advantage of and their company does things that harm their health such as forcing strict diets. therefore, this counts as mistreatment.
i see kpop stans say that their fave gets mistreated when they aren't really. the situation they bring up would fall under mismanagement. an example would be when jimin stans complained that big hit wasn't doing anything to protect jimin from malicious commenters and that big hit is "mistreating" jimin.
the malicious commenters are the ones who are mistreating jimin. it would be mismangement on big hit's end to not do anything about it. jimin is not mistreated by big hit.
i hope i made myself clear here. hope y'all have a nice day!