can you add me please
can you add me please
I had a similar experience with an Exo-L (she got into Exo during Tempo era), telling me that I am not a true Exo-L if I don't support all member equally. I basically told her that I only buy Kai solo stuff because I have limited amount of money and he is my bias, so I save money for his stuff only (and group stuff too ofc). I got into K-Pop in 2010 and I was stanning Exo since I saw their teasers.
Just why? All of their songs sound the same.
Never heard of this… interesting! If it’s such a good working method, why other countries ain’t doing it as well ?
Anyway so now it’s between either being executed in China or castration in Canada as the worse outcome for him …. Damn, he really did something!
Chemical castration is pretty hard on preson's body from what I know... It's used to treat prostate cancer for example because it messes with your hormones. I imagine many people would rather chose prison time than being chamically castrated. Also it can have long term effect for the rest of your life.
That being said, I support forced chemical castration in repeated sexual offenders and pedophiles.
I would say majority, because companies and idols love to profit of this behaviour (e.g. buying albums until you collect all photocards, giving rewards for YT views milestones etc.), but when it comes to taking responsibility they're the victims. And I'm not saying that invading idols' privacy and other obsessive behaviour is something that can be justified, but it all starts with how companies and idols present themselves to fans - like toys.
This is a comparison post. Do you expect to make one sided assertions and not get a response.
If no comparison, then why is it relevant whether she saved SM or not.
Waste of time
I was reacting to a statement in the original post. The OP claimed she was backed by SM, I said she made SM what it is in the first place, that's all
All the money that was used to promote her was made by H.O.T. Then she got popular by her own hard work.
The money made by HOT was already spent in early 2000's on Shinhwa which wasn't as successful as SM though it would be and also other SM groups which failed. That was the reason why BoA was literally shipped off to Japan to make money there. BoA and later TVXQ funded the entire second gen of SM, which essentially made K-Pop as it is today. This is not me undermining IU's success. But BoA is literally the reason why any of K-Pop idols can debut in Japan.
And you think Loen was rolling in riches to support IU? Even last year 90%+ of Kakao Ms revenue was IU.
Nevertheless SM at that point was the pioneer of the industry with a decade in operations and had already seen much success with groups like HOT, SES, Shinwa etc.
Sure BoA took them to greater success, but as expertise backing in promotions, SM was already the leader.
I didn't mention IU in my post at all, I was just saying that SM was not at their best place when BoA had her debut. HOT were disbanded and there were already problems with SES and Shinhwa. It was time of uncertainty and BoA at the age of 13 made SM. She is the reason DBSK, Suju and SNSD could have their debut.
She didn't have SM backing her, she made SM what it is. In an interview she once said that she "built" the old SM headquarters.
Everyone: stop pushing your sexualities on to idols, they are probably all straight
SM: casts both a lesbian/bi girl and a masculine presenting female in f(x)
so many idols nowadays, statistically all of them cannot be straight... I think a good portion of idols are not hetero and date in secret
but I agree that no one should push sexuality on anyone just because that's what they wish
So they brag about spending money? Ok. If it was on charity work why not. Otherwise...
It's not about spending money, it's about supporting someone. It's like when people brag that their fave sports team won the championship. They don't play, they just support the team by buying tickets to games and giving moral support.
I understand your point and I agree to a certain extent. However, the success of K-pop groups is driven by fandom 95%. General public barely cares at all, be it in SK or international. When BTS sells millions of copies of an album and ARMY starts to brag, they have a good reason to. They are the ones buying those albums.
Facts don't need to be discussed
Sunmi wrote this song for Seulgi
The most iconic one obv
Absolutely, without a doubt. I would also add DBSK and BoA. SM in general always paid attention to their Japanese releases as if they were Korean. They put alot of effort into them and it shows even after all these years. For example, this song in particular is a tier of its own.
Plus one of my favorite live performances ever
He literaly said "for me"... I understand that he did not have to mention BTS, but this is not beef at all