But where exactly are Aespa being pushed or favored? They went on like a few music shows for BM and that's all. I don't even think they'll promote Next Level. They've only had like 1 Vlive so far(iirc). If that's being pushed then I wouldn't want my faves under SM.
It just looks like SM hates their GGs, that's all.
they had a whole 10 minute video thing (havent watched it yet) and they have ad views too