Fans react to HYBE’s Bang Si Hyuk’s statement that K-pop is ‘showing the slowdown’

Fans react to HYBE’s Bang Si Hyuk’s statement that K-pop is ‘showing the slowdown’

EMOTIONALPresident, Bang Si Hyukrecently sat down for an interview with CNN In doing so, he revealed many details regarding btsHYBE Artists, as well as the acquisition of shares in little entertainment. Speaking about K-Pop as an industry, Bang said something that caused a stir as K-Pop fans took to online platforms to express their disappointment.

Bang Si Hyuk | Yonhap News

He confessed to thinking that K-Pop”hiss » is very important to him. Bang Si Hyuk explained that if you use the “Export Indicators and Continued Growth”, According to him, the slowdown in growth “very clearly.”

He even explained how BTS’ military recruitment may have impacted the industry.

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It would be fortunate if it was a temporary phenomenon caused by BTS’ military enlistment, but I doubt it.

— Bang Si Hyuk

Bang then cited this potential slowdown as a reason he was “more aggressive” about his acquisition of SM.

We absolutely need to raise awareness in the global market.

— Bang Si Hyuk

However, most K-pop fans don’t seem to agree with Bang’s take on the industry’s growth. Many took to Twitter to contradict his theory, citing recent album sales, streams, and ticket sales and tour stops for K-pop artists.

Some fans even reminded Bang of the bands.”with untapped potential” under his own multi-label company and their incredible achievements.

Others accused him of trying to “manipulate” Getting people to go his way and excuse multi-label takeovers.

Meanwhile, there are also fans who agree with Bang Si Hyuk, saying album sales aren’t exactly a testament to K-pop’s growth.

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