What’s this? Are three members of TVXQ who are fighting for fair treatment and freedom in Korea also forming a unit of 3 in Japan?
The answer is “yes” according to translated reports based on an announcement made by “Bigeast”, Tohoshinki’s ever-growing Japanese fanclub.
The three members will only use their names to identify themselves, not Tohoshinki or TVXQ or DBSK.
According to translated schedules, the three will hold their first activity this summer June 5 and 6 at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan. Following that, another appearance is scheduled for June 12 and 13 at the Tokyo Dome. All of this is according to translated reports, though.
After it was announced earlier that their activities in Japan as a 5 member group would be put on hold, Korean management company SME (SM) filed a lawsuit against the three.
But why didn’t SM file a lawsuit last year when this whole mess first happened? Some speculated that SM only filed the lawsuit now because they would no longer be making any money off the Japanese activities of the three dissenting members.
Now with the three members resuming activities in Japan signed directly under AVEX, SM is out of the deal. Hence, the lawsuit.
The attorney representing the three members says he is not surprised by SM’s actions and are prepared to take appropriate measures.
Quite frankly, I will support the guys in whatever they choose to do. If Yunho and Changmin deserve support and respect for their decision not to leave SM right now, then one must support the three members who are choosing to make their own way in this world without SM.
I don’t know what else to do other than to state the obvious: these are 5 grown men (not boys anymore) who have to walk their own paths. And some folk need to remember that these are GROWN men. They’re not the 17 year old boys they were when they first debuted.
Its a tough decision but I would rather see them following their dreams separately than being enslaved under a company who only wants to make millions off of them, keep almost all of that money, AND control every single thing they do.
There’s no doubt in my mind that they are tied together and will make their way back to each other. It’s going to happen. But this period of growth, worry, and experience must happen first. And certain obstacles *coughs*SM*coughs* in their paths must be crushed.