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7 months ago - reblog
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— Fuck Yeah Tohoshinki: [TRANS] The Injustice Against Junsu + Twitter Update
Basically, Junsu had his first official gig as a solo artiste at the 32nd Sports Day for the Handicapped today. They printed his name 시아준수 on the tickets and promoted that he would be performing there.
SBS was covering all the performances and right before ZE:A came on, they introduced the group as the last act and when they were done, they took down all the cameras and packed them away.
After that, Kim Chang Ryeol, one of the MCs for the night, came back on and introduced Junsu as the actual last act of the night. By then, the cameras had already stopped rolling and SBS was done airing the event.
Junsu apparently came on stage with a big smile and said he was so grateful to have been invited to such a wonderful event. He said it was his first official gig as a solo artiste and he was so hapoy to be there. He performed with a big smile on his face and was very energetic.
Fans said that most of the fans there were sobbing because they thought it totally unfair that Junsu had basically been used to bring more people to the event, and then denied the airtime he deserves.
My heart aches for him. It really does. JYJ are human beings too. They have emotions, they hurt, they cry. SBS, KBS, MBC… stop. Haven’t you done enough damage to their poor, wounded souls? And our hearts too? We’re not indestructible.
Junsu’s tweets following the event:
(11:44pm KST) Though my performance wasn’t broadcasted today.. it was such a happy and above all, meaningful time for me as I was able to spend it with all of you.. Remember only those feelings of joy, and have a safe trip home^^ I love you http://pic.twitter.com/VlCNHo4h
(12:22am KST) Since when did I start harboring this desperation that I feel whenever I want to meet you all.. Whether I’m broadcasted on TV or not isn’t what’s important.. To all those who were with me today, I love you~♥ http://pic.twitter.com/Uo0kgd3m
10 months ago - reblog
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10 months ago - reblog
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— Fuck Yeah Tohoshinki: [INFO] 120711 SM’s lawyers applied for arbitration on July 11
*Arbitration in Korea may defer to your own country’s law system, so it’d be great if you could accept as it says and try not to compare/adjust with your law system.
Arbitration refers : In order to solve an argument, the court intervenes in the parties involved by drawing agreements with mutual concessions so that the court can build bridges to the both parties.
- When one party applies for arbitration, the court can accept if it’s decided to be necessary, or reject it.
- If both parties have successful agreements by arbitration, the case can be concluded as a mutual settlement.
- If agreements are failed, hearings/trial begins again in order to make the judge’s ruling.
1. There were 4 times of arbitration by SM’s request in 2011. Jaejoong/Yuchun/Junsu have not applied for change of dates or arbitration. [Well SM had constantly requested changes of hearing dates before these arbitration. You may know the reason already – all SM wants is ‘not having the case concluded].
2. The arbitration failed to reach a mutual agreement, so hearings re-started in Jan 2012. [SM even applied for delay of hearing preparation date during this period too.]
Anyway, all hearings completed on June 19, 2012, and July 19, 2012 is announced for the date of the final ruling(rendition of judgement) of 1st trial.
3. Today (July 11), 8 days before the ruling, SM’s lawyers have submitted an application for arbitration. It can be accepted or rejected by the court’s decision.
Certainly HoTels are getting crazier than ever as the July 19 is coming, saying such things like JYJ is dragging the lawsuit or some kind of other rubbish. I can confirm that JYJ’s lawyers have never applied for any changes of dates or arbitration while SM is still doing so. Why would they? It’s SM who does not want this lawsuit finished, not JYJ. The members’ lawyers are the one who complained SM’s such behaviours (changing hearing dates, not bringing the witness in time so that the hearing was delayed) to delay the lawsuit in the court.
Anyway, it’s 8 days (soon to be 7 days in KST) before the ruling date, and just ask yourself this question. ‘If you were the one who was highly expected to win a lawsuit, would you apply for arbitration which took months, a week before final ruling date?’ SM’s intention seems so transparent that does not worth speaking of, but I just wanted to explain as OT5s/HoTels say some ridiculous things to defend SM.
Well as July 19 is coming forward, there will be anything about accepting or rejecting this soon so let’s wait couple of days more.
Shared By: JYJ3
Note from JYJ3: Thank you so much Mil for this useful information for JYJ’s international fans ^^
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1 year ago - reblog
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— CassieShinKi Shop: ags: jaejoong, jyj, twitter Who is really the leader of Hanyru (Korean Wave) — A comparison of JYJ’s Concert in North...
Recently, all of Korean media’s attention has been on SM’s concert soon to be held in Paris. They declare SM to be leaders of the Korean Wave (Hanryu), spreading the Korean culture to even non-Asian countries. On the other hand, despite their upcoming large-scale…
1 year ago - reblog
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— How people end up in SMEnt.
- Go Ara's friend: Will you accompany me to an SM audition? I'm afraid to go alone...
- Go Ara: Sure, I'll support you.
- Han Geng's friend: Will you accompany me to an SM audition? I'm afraid to go alone...
- Han Geng: Sure, I'll support you.
- Boa's brother: Will you accompany me to an SM audition? I'm afraid to go alone...
- Boa: Sure, I'll support you.
- Changmin's mom: I'd really love to see Boa... Min, would you like to go to an SM audition?
- Changmin's mom: Perfect! I'll bring you tomorrow.
- Hyoyeon's mom: I'd really love to see H.O.T... Hyo, would you like to go to an SM audition?
- Hyoyeon's mom: Perfect! I'll bring you tomorrow.
- Yesung's mom: Either you get a new hobby or I flush your insects.
- Yesung: But Mom. They're not insects, they're my friends.
- Yesung's mom: Tomorrow I'll bring you to the SM audition.
- Talent scout: Oh dear! What a cute 4yr old girl! We'd like her to sign a contract with us.
- Jung parents: Krystal is a wee bit too young to go around dancing in skimpy clothes. Maybe in a few years. You can have the older sister meanwhile.
1 year ago - reblog
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— Fuck Yeah! Tohoshinki!: Korean Fair Trade Commission Finds SM Entertainment Guilty of Interfering With JYJ’s Korean Activities
Korean news program “Lee Sang Ho’s Palm News” has reported that the Korean Fair Trade Commissionhas found SM Entertainment guilty of interfering with JYJ‘s Korean activities for the past two years.
The report states that the investigation of the JYJ case is finished, but it must go…
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— Mistreatment in SM Entertainment / We should never forget!
These following articles were written years ago when DBSK were still together. (2006 or 2007)
A H.O.T fan warned us DBSK fans of SM Entertainment … at that time we thought those were just rumors. But reading this now made us realize they were right. It’s scary how almost EVERYTHING she warned us about became real!
I as a DBSK fan would like to replace the name H.O.T with DBSK and the name DBSK with SHINee and warn Shawols as well! The story seems to repeat itself.. please don’t forget what happend to H.O.T and DBSK!
DBSK Mistreatment 2
My friend found this on a site and I want to share it with everyone who is a DBSK fan. Another thing, I DIDN’T write this okay? So whatever is written here is written by the person who originally posted this. I disagree with what the person said about BoA as any of her fans will. Again, I didn’t write this!!
“Okay - here’s how the whole story goes… Lee Soo Man is the head producer - he’s basically in charge of everything that goes on in SM… (SM used to stand for Soo Man but it’s something else now..I forget…Star something…) He’s like..completely horrible! I mean, personally, I have nothing against SM the label, it’s more like..the people who run it.
There’s a saying in Korea that states: “If you don’t make it with SM then you can’t make it anywhere.” It’s actually half true. The reason Shinhwa broke away from SM is that they couldn’t stand not being able to participate in recording their album (like writing songs, being more active in the whole process, not being controlled), and the only reason why they’re still doing fine is that their fan base is HUGE and the fans are VERY supportive of their split from SM. (I LOVE SHINHWA! *random* <3 ) Shinhwa was fed up with their songs being controlled, and fed up with being hit and bullied by SM managers. -__-;;
As for HOT not getting back together, it’s really crappy. Moon HeeJun from HOT went solo, as you may know, and after his first album, they withdrew funding from him and decided to focus on the “hotter, newer stars” like DBSK and BoA. Basically, he was left on the back burner and left to fend for himself. He released his later albums from money in his own pocket and donations from loyal fans. Awww…
Basically, when you get old/get less popular in SM, they just leave you to rot. They’ll discard you like an old sock. SM controls your life - when you sign on, you’re basically signing away your soul. When DBSK was first formed, Soo Man gave the order to put the boys on a water diet (they basically starved the boys to the extreme) to make their faces slimmer so that they look better in pictures. They often try to get artists to get plastic surgery in order to boost their appearances. No joke. SM goes for looks first, then talent. (They got lucky with DBSK - looks AND talent.)
Rumor has it (and I’m pretty sure it’s been confirmed, at least, according to my sources…) that SM hits/beats their artists whenever they make a mistake, and often they are driven to sickness by exhaustion and fatigue. Remember when Micky/Yoochun was in the hospital with appendicitis? Yah..there you go…
The probably only exception to the abuse is BoA, SM’s favored artist, of whom I’ve heard indirectly from her coordinators that she’s really stuck-up and really bossy. Hence, I do not like her (I never did.) - sorry BoA fans! (By all means keep liking her if you do!)
When the whole scare that DBSK was going to be rotated came around (meaning winter-spring time this year), did you see the members cry at the perf.s and such? Well, I believe they were screamed at, then hit around, and they were banned from going to any press conferences. They were split up (put into different rooms and such) and they weren’t allowed to discuss anything regarding it. I believe if they were going to rotate, they had announced that JaeJoong and Yoochun would be the first to leave because they “cause so much trouble”.
If the fans did not stage the boycott of SM goods, I believe they really would have rotated DBSK. Plus the fact that Changmin is still a minor and their parents can still sue SM under their contract.
So…if SM is so horrible..why would you sign on under it?
Because, it gives you FAME. SM is RUTHLESS when it comes to making it to the top, and you are almost guaranteed some sort of fame. Secondly, THEY PAY FOR YOUR COLLEGE. They give you all these opportunities that are probably pretty good. …I believe (I remember reading this) an average SM group like DBSK makes around 3 CENTS or something per album/single they sell. That split 5 ways is less than 1 cent per member. Yah - in the end, it may add up, but really, SM just sucks out the profit. It’s a money making machine in the entertainment business. SOO MAN TAKES MOST OF THE PROFITS HIMSELF - HE IS LIKE…ONE OF THE RICHEST MEN IN KOREA.
Basically…Lee Soo Man is running this company that controls everything that goes on in their artists’ lives. Although he’s NOT THE PRESIDENT, he has the MOST POWER. Don’t ask me how that works…I’m not sure… -__-;;; Even the president resigned this year due to everything that’s been going on. Basically…I CAN’T STAND LEE SOO MAN. He deserves…really bad things to happen to him. -__-;;;
1. what do you mean by being rotated?? do you mean breaking them up??
What happened was…if you look at other SM groups, there usually is one or two lead singer(s) and the rest are rappers (those who can’t sing as well but look pretty) or back-up singers. When DBSK was formed, they put 5 would-be “lead singers” (like - if they were all in different groups, they would all be the lead singers) together, and of course, it was very successful. HOWEVER - here’s where the rotation part comes in. When SM was really gunning for their girl group SES (remember them? with Shoo, Eugene, and Bada), SM took them to Japan and China to gain more ground in the Asian music industry. But what happened was that when they left Korea, a new girl group was debuted under another company…you probably have heard of them too…FINKL (with Hyori, etc.) After the whole fiasco of FinkL becoming very popular in Korea and sharing SES’s level of success (SES fans shifted to FinkL for the time being when they went to Japan and China), SM vowed to never have that happen again - to always have their artists be ..1 in Korea. So what did they do? They had this crazy idea to make DBSK a rotating group. That means when DBSK goes to Japan/China/other places, one or two members will be taken out to work with other groups/on solo projects in Korea, as to maintain DBSK popularity in Korea and eliminate rival groups. The original 5 would basically not perform with each other anymore - there would be like 3 or so originals, and 2 or so rotated members. The original members would all be rotated in and out in between solo projects and other group projects. Crazy - yes I know - but true. SM is one monopoly on the Korean music market.
2. what do they mean about Hiro and Micky causing trouble?? are they rebellious towards the company?? and if so, who wouldn’t be…
Jaejoong/Hero/Hiro: They have fan meetings/signings yah? Well, apparently there were instances where there were LONG lines to meet DBSK. There were instances where there are 5 separate lines - one for each member. Well, one time, there was NO ONE in JAEJOONG’S LINE (T_T awww…I so would have gone in that line if I saw that!) and the managers who were coordinating the event were like..to fans in the other lines.. “do you want to get into this line?” and they would be like…NO! (GOSH! THEY’RE SO MEAN/RUDE! T_T) And it made Jaejoong really sad. The other members encouraged fans to get into JaeJoong’s line, but apparently it didn’t work. SM was beginning to believe Jaejoong was getting less popular, so they wanted him to work on other projects first - as a result.
Yoochun/Micky: …I don’t know if you noticed this, but around the time they were announcing the rotation, he began to cry/breaking down during performances (which, I heard, he got hit for T_T) and in SM’s words… “causing trouble”. Therefore, they wanted to remove him from DBSK first also.
Yes - I agree - I would be rebellious too..except..you get punished for doing so…like..being starved and getting beaten. -___-;;
3. by the way how did Shinhwa manage to get out of SM??
What happened was…Shinhwa decided to switch entertainment companies because they had enough with SM’s controlling behavior (this was like..unheard of! Sm doesn’t allow their artists to switch companies freely, especially if they are as popular as Shinhwa… Shinhwa = money in SM’s eyes). They decided to move to Good! Entertainment, a brand new company with better management. SM couldn’t FORCE them to stay, because Shinhwa’s contracts had expired anyways (SM was seeking to renew, Shinhwa was seeking to move companies ASAP!). So, what did SM do? They sued Shinhwa for a bunch of stuff, and they claimed that if Shinhwa was to move companies, they can’t use the name SHINHWA because of copyright issues. Therefore, there was a battle so to speak in court, and Shinhwa ended up winning. They retained their trademark name and moved to Good! Entertainment. Most artists who move struggle because SM makes it their duty to make sure they are crushed by SM artists. But knowing Shinhwa, they already had a HUGE fan base that was more than supportive of the move. They staged a movement where when their 7th album came out this past year, NO ONE was to post downloads in order to encourage people to buy it, and many fans bought more than one copy of it. =)
Side note: I’d say SM’s biggest “rival” company is YG Entertainment - which manages artists such as Se7en, 1TYM, Taebin, etc. I don’t know - just my opinion. Hence, the whole…Se7en’s in Japan! DBSK must be in Japan too! thing…
THEN It was kimtaitai’s message on Abaka that really got me she wrote:
Hi~ I’m a current member of club H.O.T, and am a fan of the now broken up group, H.O.T. These days the group DBSK have been performing a lot and have caught my attention. Not only that, I heard that one of the DBSK members was a very big male fan of H.O.T., and that’s how I first started to learn more about DBSK.
As I watch the way they act and their performance, I couldn’t help but to think that they are very similar to H.O.T when they first started H.O.T is seriously the god’s to our generation, so for people that were born around 82, 83, etc.
No one probably understand what they meant to us…
After Seotaiji and boys broke up, H.O.T. saved the kpop music scene that was completely dying out. All the teenagers were pulled into H.O.T., and within a year of their debut they received the top music award. Out of all the major awards that H.O.T received, there must be awards from at least 10 different music/television companies
When I see DBSK right now, the past H.O.T. fills my mind. I was a freshman in high school when H.O.T. first debuted. Now I am 22, and even today, when I go to performances or concerts, I am looked as a young girl.
I heard that the majority of DBSK fans are junior high students, and although many people say that they are young fans,
we were exactly like that too. Whenever people saw us they called us H.O.T fanatics. But then what about now? Even after 8-9 years we are still here watching over them.
We hope that all the DBSK fans follow in our footsteps.
Liking H.O.T. for about 9 years, I would like to give a little heads up and warnings about the company SM. I am someone that had a voice within the H.O.T fan club. So I know a little more about the company SM, than most fans or normal people. At this moment, many H.O.T. fans have ventured out. There are some that have become stars, others that became famous peoples’ coordis, and even some that have been hired into SM. Through these people we have learned that, what we believed to be unfair treatment by SM, in reality, was very much true. SM claimed that the 2nd H.O.T. was blackbeat, but after their failure they tried once again, and that group is DBSK
Silently leading the group with wit and talent, YoungWoong JaeJoong. He is like MoonHeeJun. Leader in dance, with the aura of a tough guy, but sometimes very cute, UKnowYunHo. He is like JangWooHyuk. Lived in the states, and able to speak English, very charismatic and outgoing, MickyYooChun. He is like Tony. With looks that can be looked as almost famine, and the image where you want to take care of him, ChoiKangChangMin. He is like Kangta. Looks that can be looked as average, but the type of person that the more you see the more you like, XiahJunSu. He is like LeeJaeWon.
Two group that really have a lot in common, DBSK and H.O.T. Maybe that’s why, but we H.O.T. fans are genuinely scared that
the DBSK fans will have to face the hurt and disappointing ordeals we had to go through. Especially because all of you are so young.
SM is honestly a dangerous place. As you like DBSK more I am sure that your hatred for SM will only grow.
The first time H.O.T. began to get battered by LeeSooMan was during the beginning of their 3rd album. I’m not sure if you heard their 2nd album song, “Heng Bok” That is the song H.O.T. received the DaeSang award, and the album after that for every little mistake, they were hurt.
At that time, I believed that no matter what, it was merely just rumors. Slowly, everything I believed were rumors, were slowly turning into realities. By any chance do you know of Andy of ShinHwa’s incident?
For awhile he was on stage wearing a mask wasn’t he? SM said some unbelievable stuff saying that he ran into something
or that JunJin fell while taking a shower. Everyone continuously told us different things. The important factor is that they ran into something or fell, but why was only his mouth hurt? How come there were no signs of anything near their forehead or nose or any other facial part?
A few days before, Andy went into the SM building, and when he came out he was wearing a mask, which many fans noticed. Honestly, at that time I didn’t believe it.
After JTL left SM, even after they released their album, they weren’t able to properly perform for a good 2 years. Their schedules continuously got mysteriously cancelled, and on cable t.v. their music video was not even showed ONCE.
That wasn’t the famous SM-JTL boycott.
SM went to every television company and threatened that in the case they brought JTL onto their broadcasting list, SM would pull out all their singers from that company. Many fans called JTL’s company “YeJun Media” and asked what was happening, but even from there they did not know.
This is a famous event, It was when MoonHeeJun’s 2nd album was supposed to come out. Fans were sleeping in front of HeeJun’s house, when HeeJun’s mother came out and began to cry like no tomorrow.
She was begging to the fans to save HeeJun… “Please save my HeeJun…”
HeeJun’s first album sold 600,000 copies. But SM said, “Merely 600,000?!” They said they didn’t want to invest in his 2nd album. So for HeeJun’s 2nd album, his music video, and jacket pictures… he poured out his own money and savings.
Everyone. Buy their album. That is helping DBSk.
Whenever H.O.T albums came out, we fans bought AT LEAST 2 copies. That’s the only reason whenever a new album came out they were able to surpass 1 million album sales.
And for that fact only… that’s the only reason the members were able to collect a little bit of money. H.O.T. boys… for every album they received approximately 2 cents. After Boa released her first album, she received 50 cents per album. For five people if it’s 2 cent, that means its not even a quarter cent per person.
Then you might ask… “What about the commercials and photo albums, and all the other side things H.O.T did?”
To keep it simple, the only money H.O.T members make is through album sales. Any commercials, and any shows, anything,
all that money goes to SM. So its basically an unjust contract, a slave contract.
We heard that the contract between DBSK and SM is immense, but that’s not always a good thing. When one leaves SM you must pay a fee that is much higher than the contract, and basically its to stop singers from leaving. Not only that they will take out a percentage of one’s profits if one leaves.
Do you think the term “slave contract” came out of nowhere?? DBSK right now…they are probably having a really hard time.
Do you all know this? The president of SM isn’t LeeSooMan but, KimKyungWook.
To put it in lament terms… Although on paper KimKyungWook is the president, the person that makes all the decisions is LeeSooMan.
The reason, SM has done a lot of illegal things. And if those acts are caught, someone needs to be blamed. So LeeSooMan screws up, and KimKyungWook takes the blame. If you look at it KimKyungWoo is a slave too. An SM slave.
H.O.T.’s old manager is currently working for a very famous company. That person once said that H.O.T. are kids he truly feels sorry for, and so they were kids that he wanted to save. That person tried to take H.O.T. out of SM, but got caught by LeeSooMan and was immediately fired. Right now he is working at SIDUS and is producing the group G.O.D. That is the reason LeeSooMan hates G.O.D. so much. So much to the point that any radio show SM singers host, he makes it clear he doesn’t want to hear them putting on G.O.D. songs.
Even though slave contract, unjust contracts are against the law, LeeSooMan is living quite fine. He is truly a rich man. Someone with so much money it is unbelievable. Although he waste a lot of money, he always has more.
We raised SM and then we were stepped on by SM and died. All the money that came in from H.O.T was invested into BoA and all the money they invested in BoA is being currently relearned. But now H.O.T members have encountered so many scars, and they are slowly being forgotten by people.
Along with Club H.O.T who set records as a fan club.
We all are being forgotten by people. All of you will get older with DBSK. We were the same. We used to say that “we’re aging together,” and these days those words sound so sad
As time goes feelings will be stronger, and we sincerely hope that DBSK doesn’t endure the same scars from SM, as H.O.T. had. Don’t take the same hurt as we did. Within DBSK, create an awesome fan culture.
With every childless statement, the fan image is slowly ruined. Become fans that think about what you say, when announcing you are their fans. Don’t ever be faltered by any rumors, and always trust the member. Singers will never betray their fans.
Please don’t do things that they don’t like. You shouldn’t ever make your favorite singer feel disappointed n you. If you are going to believe this and that, or just move on to someone else, then don’t like them from the start. It will only be scars upon that singer/group. As you grow older, even if you find a boyfriend don’t ever forget that you are DBSK fans. At first it may just be a fantasy for you but as time passes and as you grow older you will realize that they mean a lot more to you than you know
In your heart, you will never forget your younger days when you were their fans… please make sure it is only memories that you will not regret… “
Credit: AsianFanatics and In:Com
Ok, im addicted to forums, so on this other forum i found this post thing…im not sure if im supposed to post it anywhere else or what…would you believe how cruel SM is…?!?! and please stay calm while reading although i went all angus and threw a spaz at my computer cause i couldnt hold it in…
1. Being violent
Once, the youngest member in a group went on stage with a mask. People revealed that he was seriously beaten up by the recording company the day before and his face was really in a bad condition. But still, he had to go on stage and tell the fans that he fell down in the bathroom. Another member from the same group had an injection before going on stage of their major concert. That was because the company hit him till he broke his bones, but it was impossible to cancel the concert, so he had to have that injection. And the concert wasn’t like others, which is one show per day, but it was twice a day.
(Shinhwa’s Andy & Junjin)
2. Money factor
There was a group in Korea who was famous in the whole Asia. When they used to go China, the fans there gave them loads of gifts. In the end, fans basically started giving food instead, because for them, food is the most important thing.
While they were resting backstage, people saw them and the whole place was pretty messy with food packages all over. They don’t usually get to eat nice food, not because to go on diet, but because of the irresponsible company.
Most of the artists come as a group and after splitting the money, they’re left with very little. And the money had to be used for investments in other performances. Japan’s as bad as Korea. They take in thousands of young talents and train them for years. While training, the kids have to pay for their living and they won’t get a single cent. The thing is, the chances of being an artists is lower than the chances of getting into Harvard University. As they grow a bit older, they’ll probably be some background dancers with very little pay.
(The group is H.O.T.)
One of the famous thing about him is the ‘mask’ issue. He got bitten by Lee Sooman and had to wear a mask while performing. The company announce that he fell down in the bathroom and had 8 stiches.
Secondly, Andy was forced to leave Shinhwa and return to America, but with the fans insisting and shinhwa members’ unity, he finally got to return to the group.
Third incident, Andy took in 6 over headache pills and tried to take his own life. It happened on 22nd March, because he got rejected from a university and he wasn’t allow to go out of Korea due to national service incident. Thankfully his family heard his cry and rushed him to the hospital. But when he reached the hospital, he insisted not to get treatment even after his mother & grandmother begging him. The doctor in the end had to do it with force.
After JTL left SM, even after they released 2 albums, they didn’t get to perform properly. All their thight schedules were canceled by SM, and their MVs weren’t shown on TV at all.
Jang Woohyuk from JTL once written in his diary that they were supposed to be very busy cos it was the promotio season, but they were very free and doing nothing the whole day.
Actually the incident where Changmin got beaten is true. Lee Sooman wanted a female artist to be famous, so he wanted her to have rumors with Changmin in order to get popular. Changmin rejected it sternly, and LSM got really mad, so he asked other people to beat him up. He even stood there saying,”As long as you don’t beat him till death.” Changmin returned to the hostel and the 4 of them were there. Jaejoong nearly cried seeing Changmin’s bad condition.
There was another time where Lee Sooman dorced Changmin to work 3 days 3 night without rest. He got a fever as high as 38 degree celcius the next day and he didn’t tell anyone about it. Lee Sooman insisted him to perform, and on the 3rd day, he fainted. The 4 of them cried.
Another time where Yunho & Jaejoong got beaten by LSM and it was really terrible, Changmin kneeled down crying and begging LSM to stop beating the hyungs.
Yoochun cried on stage once and nearly got beaten up by LSM but he got saved by Dongwan as he asked the 4 of them to stay close to Yoochun to protect him.
Jaejoong got beaten once till his mouth was bleeding but he had to say that he fell down accidentally.
Changmin once said that the reason why he was beaten by LSM and why he was always kneeling is to beg for the rest. LSM wanted to kick 1 of the members out but Changmin insisted that if he really have to kick one of them out, he would leave as well.
[[this is just another bit of info i found out]]:
In Changmin’s drama, Snow Flower, he was supposed to film a “bed scene” with the female lead, Go Ara. As Changmin wasn’t experienced enough, (even he had not kissed before) he insisted not to film that particular scene. Lee Soo Man was very angry and he immidiately slapped Changmin really really hard when they are on the set in front of everyone because he wanted Changmin to film it. But still, Changmin continued to reject that scene so, the directors had no choice but to remove that scene.
It was said that in order for Shinhwa to leave SM but still keeping the name, Eric’s family paid a huge sum of money for that. Shinhwa need to pay SM for being able to keep their name and continue singing their old songs.
Other singer like Se7en and BoA suffered as well. BoA was trained since 13 and she’s not just lucky as what others think. It’s just that she is more ‘obedient’ and she listens to instructions.
The girl who wrote this didn’t really believe it. So she asked her Korean friend whether these are true. And to her surprise, the Korean friend said all these are just small matter compared to the real thing.