SM Cancels China Concert, Blames 3 members; fans are furious at SM

TVXQ

Because Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong didn’t bow down and kiss the ring of SM’s CEO, the company has canceled the ShenZhen concert which was supposed to happen in China this month.

SM had given the three members an ultimatum: either do whatever we say, drop the lawsuit and continue to be enslaved, or else.  Well the guys took the ‘or else’ option.

Now SM has taken it upon themselves to cancel the concert while trying to blame the three members for it.

For the record, all members of TVXQ want to continue to perform together and publicly stated through their attorney that they would perform at all scheduled activities.

They were also excited about the upcoming concert based on statements they made previously. SM is the one who suspended all of their group activities in a short-sighted attempt to blackmail the 3 members into giving up.

If that weren’t bad enough, SM still hasn’t paid the three members any money for any of their work since the beginning of 2009.

If SM’s plan was to come between the 3 members and most of their fans, they have failed. 

With the announcement of the cancellation of the ShenZhen concert along with the obvious spin to place the blame on the members, the fury seems to have further united the TVXQ’s fan community.

Chinese fans are beginning to respond as well.  A translated report from  what appears to be an organization of Chinese TVXQ fans states that they cannot forgive SM’s “continual injuries and stress given to the three members.”

The Chinese fans’ statement also says:

SME had secretly accepted the offer of overseas activities without discussing the details with the five members. This action is not respectful to the five members of TVXQ.

… Because of SME’s own decision that led to economic and psychological losses of Chinese and overseas fans, we should receive a proper explanation and compensation.

The statement goes on to stay that SM has pushed all the blame onto the 3 members and sought to cover the company’s own untrustworthy actions.

While not every fan in the world is mature enough to see what’s happening, the Chinese fans who are supportive of TVXQ through/from Baidu say they are highly disappointed in SM.

More from the Chinese fans’ statement:

It is not the members fault, yet they have them to shoulder the responsibility, letting them face criticisms, this is what the company that brought them up do. This is unacceptable.

We cannot represent everyone, but representing all the fans supportive of TVXQ from Baidu, we cannot forgive SME’s continual injuries and stress given to the three members. The cancellation of the Shenzhen concert is all because of SME’s contract signed with the organiser, without consulting the members, it has no relation to any of the TVXQ members. SME, please stop bringing out all these rumours, which end up hurting the members and splitting the fans.

Comments are all over the internet calling SM “disgusting” and “stupid”, while others say they have lost all respect for SM and accuse the company of playing dirty tricks to separate the guys from their fans.

If the point of SM’s announcement was to turn the fans against the members, oh boy, it has backfired tremendously!

== PART 1 ==
== Chinese Fans Reply to SM Cancellation ==

This morning we received news about the cancellation of the Shenzhen concert. Considering the court dispute at the moment, this wasn’t a decision not thought of.

We cannot say “everyone please calm down, please don’t say anything bad”, because that isn’t facing the truth. However, we hope no one says anything that would hurt the members of TVXQ, doing something that shows you don’t understand the five members. The people we love, they did not do anything wrong. I hope everyone sees and clearly understands this point.

The Shenzhen concert was decided upon by SME and the organiser after the three members proposed the lawsuit. If everything was normal, activities organised for the artist by the company acceptable, but no matter when, it needs to respect the artists wills and thoughts. Artists are not tools, they are human too. SME had secretly accepted the offer of overseas activities without discussing the details with the five members, this action is not respectful to the five members of TVXQ.

At the same time, because of the decision between SME and the Chinese concert organiser, it has led to losses for the fans, and this is not forgivable. Because of SME’s own decision that led to economic and psychological losses of Chinese and overseas fans, we should receive a proper explanation and compensation.

Since the start of the lawsuit, SME had pushed all the blame upon the members, using unrelated topics to cover the real problem, making all of TVXQ’s fans feel very disappointed and angry. Being Korea’s top agency, not respecting group members, ignoring fans reasonable requests, and during the lawsuit which started as a simple issue that could of ended well, but didn’t because of the various disruptions and accusations created against the three members. This issue not only led to the five members of TVXQ go under stress and pain, but it also led fans to fall into despair, to the point where the fans split. Actions like these ????.

For this times Shenzhen concert, SME again pushes the blame towards the members, making us fans feel very disappointed and angry, we do not hold anymore trust or hope towards SME. It is not the members fault, yet they have them to shoulder the responsibility, letting them face criticisms, this is what the company that brought them up do. This is unacceptable.

We cannot represent everyone, but representing all the fans supportive of TVXQ from Baidu, we cannot forgive SME’s continual injuries and stress given to the three members. The cancellation of the Shenzhen concert is all because of SME’s contract signed with the organiser, without consulting the members, it has no relation to any of the TVXQ members. SME, please stop bringing out all these rumours, which end up hurting the members and splitting the fans.

On another note, we feel dissatisfied with the Chinese organiser of the Shenzhen concert due to their signed documents lying to the fans. Even if we understand that the project needs to have communication with SME, but to make an irresponsible promise with the fans, they too have an undeniable responsibility.

== PARTS 2 and 3 Coming Soon ==

Source Material:
Baidu
Translation Credits: tvxq_luv @ tohosomnia.net

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