I don’t think Non-ELFS can grasp how extra, petty & savage Super Junior members can be. So let me hand you a list. (Please feel free to add on)
When Yesung couldn’t just take off his slipper to smack Eunhyuk but he HAD to kick off his slipper by flicking it in the air, catch it and then proceed to smack him.
Also when Zhou Mi said the members are useless and questioned “so why would he bring them on a holiday?”
The amount of times Heechul mentioned Eunhyuk eating his egg is actually more times than you realize.
They expose E V E R Y T H I N G.
Henry and Ryeowook legit just started batting and fighting each other in the middle of a TV broadcast and Eunhyuk, who was sitting next to them, didn’t even bat an eyelid. (They were separated by the host LOL)
Shindong told the TV hosts not to praise Leeteuk at all because after just two visits to the gym, Leeteuk started stripping onstage.
Hangeng didn’t hesitate to stand behind Heechul as his vote for “Bad Person” and basically confirmed it immediately.
Siwon & Ryeowok’s “High Five Hajima” fight.
When Heechul straight up told us “I don’t know what I did wrong but I’m writing this because you guys (SM ENT.) told me I have to.”
When they commandeered the entire “A Song For U” episode and Leeteuk became the host and SJ probably traumatized the living daylights out of Amber and Sungjae.
The “FLYING BOILING HOT RAMEN POT” incident.
Between them, Kyuhyun and Leeteuk stuffed 26 marshmallows into their mouths.
Siwon exposing all of Super Junior, saying that “no one is normal in SJ” whilst in a Luigi costume, on national radio.
Heechul said he does a lot of skinship with people he likes but when Shindong pointed out “You don’t do it with me.”; Heechul responded with “I don’t like you!”
Leeteuk once threw his chopsticks down and demanded to know who cooked the “Hangang Ramyeon” (Ramyeon that was too watery)
Watch SJ Returns because 90% of that is exposed secrets and 10% Yesung crying or swearing.
honestly tho super junior are the real MVPs they attended this shitshow to perform just one song and even though they didn’t win any awards they were the #1 Hypemen of their dongsengs in the SM family i love protective caring big brothers
There’s something that new k-pop fans might not understand about the older generations of idols. Many people like to criticize Super Junior for their past actions, seeing them only as variety idols without any musical value. Some might wonder how they have lasted for so long, thinking that they aren’t even popular anymore, that they are overrated, etc. It’s a well known fact that one of the secrets to Suju’s successful career is because they treat everyone around them with respect. Numerous hoobaes and sunbaes have said the same thing over & over again : you might not see them as popular or relevant now, but their popularity and impact were grandiose, more than you could ever imagine. SJ has so many connections in the industry, going from actors/singers, to MCs/producers. They spent a decade trying to tie countless of relations here and there, finding many opportunities to spread their talents. What they do might not interest you, but they are really what you call a well-rounded group. There is not one single member who is useless or isn’t talented.
You want a good producer? You have Shindong. Great MCs? Leeteuk, Heechul, Kangin, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun are doing well. Radio DJs? Ryeowook and Shindong are comfortable doing that. One of the best vocal line, if not the best in kpop? Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Yesung are here to please your ears. Zhou Mi is super great as well. Kangin & Shindong went on Masked Singers (Still waiting for Heechul to make an appearance). Actors? Yesung, Siwon and Heechul are pretty confident in this field. Dancers and choreographers? Of course we can’t not mention Eunhyuk, Donghae and Shindong. Composers? Not only Donghae is a genius, but a few of them have proven to be talented as well (Did you listen to Don’t Leave Me? If not, you should, and thank Siwon later; also can we talk about Henry? That guy never cease to impress me). Musical actors? Sungmin, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun excel in musicals. And those are just a small part of what each member can do. On top of that, members can play instruments, have a great variety sense, are hilarious, are a genuine and caring group of people, are hard workers, and most importantly : all of them can actually sing, contrary to popular belief. Their voices mixed together blend perfectly and they have a unique sound. Even their sub-units will impress you. Give their discography a listen, because they have proven themselves so many times already. You will not be disappointed.
The thing is that it seems like everyone who’s working in this industry knows how talented Super Junior is and how difficult it was for them to be where they are today, yet the public chooses to ignore this side of the group. They’re veterans in the industry that should be respected. I mean, their name was supposed to be SM Junior when they debuted, but they changed it to “Super” because the members themselves said : “We have to become first at what we do best, so that when members gather, we’ll be the top of the top. That’s why we are Super Junior.”