Holy crap, that was fast – and his lawyers are maneuvering against possible delaying tactics from SM. What this means for Super Junior – especially the others allegedly filing suit – still remains to be seen, of course. But I’m thinking SM will be doing some major PR damage control in the coming days and weeks.
More serious repercussions in the SM contracts war. It’s ironic, given that the big worry were DBSK performances.
… Hey, she can ram a stick up my ass any time she wants.
And I know I’m not the only one thinking that.
I don’t think calling SM a “family” would work right now, but this at least shows the company is taking these accusations seriously.
Somehow, I find myself doubting this tidbit of news – not because I think SNSD are all sweetness and light behind closed doors, but because SuJu has been more popular than SNSD and it just doesn’t ring true given that implicit hierarchy.
On the one hand, I know the question is in the abstract and it’s a case of picking out the ones most able to do well in the U.S. market. On the other hand, how come the work the Wonder Girls are currently doing in America doesn’t place them in the top five at all?
What I find interesting – if not surprising – is that there isn’t a strict all-or-nothing in the case of DBSK and SuJu. That is, some break to file lawsuits, others do not. You’d think a stronger show of solidarity would have a greater impact on the negotiations. The reality, though, is that it’s every boy band idol for himself, and each person sees their career doing better (or at least surviving) in a different way.
Congratulations to the girls for another win – they smoked second place Big Bang by a wide margin.
On the other hand, it could be their Let It Be…
I don’t doubt the veracity of the health claims – it’s too serious to make up, especially if this goes to court – but I do admire how it’s a wonderful narrative hook to gain fan sympathy for HanKyung and against SM. This isn’t David and Goliath, it’s now Camille versus Simon Legree. Certainly a better bargaining position than some cosmetics company.