[NEWS] SHINee Says SM is a Family

2 11 2009

SHINee, who recently returned with their 3rd mini-album 2009, Year Of Us and title track Ring Ding Dong, has spoken up on behalf of SM Entertainment.

Joynews24 had conducted an interview with the members of SHINee and asked if they knew about them being called the “puppets” of SME.

SHINee responded with a resounding statement:

That’s prejudice against SM Entertainment. SME gives us a lot of say and freedom. Even during our album preparations, they ask us for our opinions. The albums are released under our name and thus it is our music. The public appear to have a predjudice against idols. Just like how the same song, Chocolate Love, can be presented differently by two different groups, SNSD and f(x), we have our own opinion and own colour. The company supports us, no doubt. However, being forced to do something does not and should not happen.

SME helped us a lot in the beginning as we didn’t really know what to do. But as we gained more experience, we start to express our opinions. The company reflects our opinions on many things such as the lyrics, pairing of members and our style. Without such supportive environment, we won’t be able to sing our songs like we sing them now.

They also expressed their pride in their company:

SME listens to the artists’ opinions and everyone is close, unlike other entertainment companies. Everyone respects each other and supports each other, just like you can see in Dream Concert or SM Concert. Artists of SME are trained well from the beginning to the point where people say that SME’s artists are very well mannered.

Regarding f(x), a recent rookie group that debuted from SME, SHINee said:

We’ve seen them since they were trainees but didn’t expect them to debut so quickly. Did not think Sulli would be so tall and beautiful, haha. Now we know what it feels like to have juniors, and we can see why groups that are senior to us have been so nice and caring to us. We’re following the tradition by giving lots of advice to f(x).

Source: allkpop.com

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4 responses

2 11 2009
Anna.

They’re just saying that because they ARE SM puppets!
As if they can say anything bad about SM while being under a contract with SM.

And why bring SHINee into this?
This is a problem between DBSK and SM..why drag SHINee into it?

2 11 2009
Kyuu

well, they’re saying that coz they’ve never experienced what it is to be part of the group TVXQ. i know that they owe SME a lot, yes they’re famous, and that’s because of SME, but they’re working really hard but the money that they’re earning is less than what they should have.

3 11 2009
Kyuu

well they can say that now, but sooner or later, they’ll experience what tvxq members is experiencing right now. i’m really proud of jaechunsu, no other artists can do it if not them. it’s also a way for slave contracts and unfair contracts to end.

4 11 2009
Tanya-san

I want to know what SHINee think about just the TVXQ promblem. What they said (this statement) i can take as ‘blah blah blah’. We cant belive in it cuz we cant prove it….

On the other hand…In compare with TVXQ SHINee is rookie anyway…. Maybe they feel good, easy in this moment (probably as TVXQ members 4 years ago) cuz they start they career not for a while yet, BUT i really scared about SHINee boys!
Guys, when your contract term will expire you will suffer the same fate as your seniors. It’s necessarily! Not only like TVXQ, like Shinhwa, H.O.T, S.E.S and others… So…

P.S I am really proud of 3TVXQ guys. They dared avowedly to bring an action against SM. It’s a definetely revolution in K-Pop industry. I hope it will be a lesson for all entertainment bussiness.

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