Older generation kpop groups doesn’t deserve the amount of disrespect that they’re receiving from newer generation fans. Even if you don’t like them or acknowledge them, just give them the basic respect that every artist deserves.
New kpop fans who don’t know about dbsk, big bang, super junior, 2pm, shinee, beast, mblaq, u-kiss, infinite, kara, t-ara, 2ne1, girls generation and after school (forgive me if I forgot more groups) are missing out on soooooooooo much. Even though most of these groups has lost members or some disbanded, they literally are legends who need to be respected and acknowledged for making kpop as big and international as it is today.
No but really about the NCT thing even if they do turn out to be a forty member band that rotates and all I’m not concerned about learning names and finding a bias but rather how a company like sm is going to be able to handle all those subgroups when they couldnt keep DBSK together, Super Junior together, SNSD together, f(x) together, EXO together. Like how do they honestly think this is going to work out well in the long run, especially when many lawsuits that have been taken against sm were about unfair payment distribution between members, a lack of care in regard to safety and not being overworked, unreasonable long contracts with barely any room for negotiation inside, basically no artistic freedom, and etc.
I’m really concerned that sm is trying to run themselves to the ground by focusing too much on producing and producing rather than taking care of the artists they already have like Ryeowook’s new album just got released and they basically aren’t promoting it (but what’s new when it comes with super junior and sm, its not like sm has been properly promoting them for a while), and looking back, dbsk’s album before both enlisted into the military wasnt promoted at all, f(x) literally gets the worst from the company and also gets absolutely no promotion especially when compared to exo and girls generation, and along with f(x) neither does Shinee really. And yes even though exo and snsd get promotion better than the other groups, they still arent being treated well by the company or else why would so many lawsuits occur and why would Jessica suddenly be kicked out after so many years (whether she was going to leave or not is a different story) and it doesnt leave out the point that they are all overworked. So I don’t really understand why sm is pushing their luck with many subunits when they keep neglecting artists and groups that have been with them for ten years and such or look like they are going to pass out at anytime.
That’s just my concern, coming from someone who has read most of the lawsuits toward sm entertainment and has watched idols deteriorate in health or get pushed to the sm basement like Trax and The Grace, etc.
The company should fix several internal problems before they even think about the idea of a rotational group which requires much effort especially on behalf of the company which the public has seen isnt doing so well in areas it should be excelling in lately.
I’ve been wanting to say this for a very long time so I don’t care if I get hate for saying this or if I sound salty. I don’t even care if I lose followers. Army (not all of you) have been starting to piss me off a lot lately. I know you guys love bts very much and think they’re better than everyone else but you guys need to start being humble. You act like they’re the only group from a small company that reached success and are starting to look down and ignore the hard work of every other idol group that paved a pathway for newer generation idols to reach success. There are many other amazing groups from smaller company that reached success including infinite, beast, b.a.p, vixx, seventeen and more! They may not have blown up like bts did, but each of them are just as or even more talented than your fave. Bts could not have have got to where they are without the impact and influence of legendary groups like dbsk, big bang, super junior, shinee girls generation, kara, 2ne1 etc so get off your high horses.
Lemme tell you one thing. Every single idol group, whether they became successful or not had to work their asses off just to get a chance to debut. It doesn’t matter if they’re from a big company or not. Every group has to go through many different obstacles and hurdles to get where they are. This took me a long time to realize, but just because a group is from a big company (be it exo, ikon, got7) doesn’t mean they didn’t have to go through a shitload of hardships to get where they are. Yes they might’ve had a few advantages, but that doesn’t mean they could just sit by and have everything handed down to them. Each and every one of them had to work hard, lose sleep, endure pain and stress, go through unfair treatment, be away from their family, etc to get where they are. Stop downplaying the hard work of other idols for your own benefit. It just makes the whole fandom as a whole look really bad, which is extremely unfortunate.