[CONFIRMED] Facts Regarding Tao’s Current Situation
The amount of false ‘facts’ floating around about this issue is still an extremely large amount, so I thought I would try to list the things that have been confirmed in one post.
1. PAPA HUANG’S LETTER
2. SM’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT
A statement was released from SM stating that officials would be discussing the matter with TAO’s father. (There has been no further statement from SM as of now.) Source.
3. ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BAIDUPRECIOUSTAOBAR
Baidu’s official statement that they will continue to support TAO through whatever outcome is achieved. Source.
4. HUANG XIAO MING’S STATEMENT
Xiao Ming (TAO’s co-star and close friend) stated in a press conference for My Sunshine that he had talked to TAO about rumours of his departure from EXO over the phone a few weeks prior and TAO had at the time, said there was no truth in them. He then stated that he had once again established contact with TAO. In the proper translation Xiao Ming states that TAO said he may release a statement soon. Source (rough trans).
5. PAPA HUANG’S INTERVIEW WITH SINA
TAO’s father conducted an interview with SINA regarding his decision for his son and explained in further detail why he had chosen to make this decision. The statement that TAO agreed to leave EXO is false. In the interview, TAO’s father mentions that TAO had agreed to discuss contract termination, nothing more. Source (rough english trans).
6. BAIDUPRECIOUSTAOBAR’S MEETING WITH SM STAFF
Admin’s of Baidu Bar (TAO’s biggest fansite in China) were called for a meeting with SM staff to review the public opinions of SM from people from China. As well as answering the staff’s questions, they breached the subject of rumours circling TAO in China. Staff agreed to release a formal statement from SM to clarify this case, but this statement was never released. Source.
7. 150426 TAO’S WEIBO UPDATE
TAO updated his official Weibo. This was the first time TAO has released anything since this issue has arisen.
Transation: Sorry. (I’m) Thankful
This is so far what has been confirmed regarding this situation. It has not been confirmed that TAO is leaving, (if I have missed anything or stated something wrong please let me know.) If you would like to know more regarding reasoning behind this, I would recommend checking out the links below.
The current state of TAO’s current injury. Source.
Rumours regarding TAO’s current injury and the proper facts. Source.
How TAO got the scar on his knee. Source.
Further info on SM’s mistreatment of TAO. Source.
Please feel free to update as things progress.