Should SuperM disband? Message from CEO of SM Entertainment sparks debate on Kpop News
Amid SuperM’s impending comeback, “Pink Bloods” expressed mixed opinions on whether the team should continue as a group or cancel their exit and simply disband. The debate intensified after the message from the CEO of SM Entertainment.
(Photo: Facebook: SuperM)
In December 2022, SM Entertainment founder and former executive producer Lee Soo Man confirmed SuperM’s return in 2023 via CNBC.
According to the report, the “Avengers of K-Pop” consisting of SHINee Taemin, EXO Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127 Taeyong and Mark, and WayV Ten and Lucas will be released early this year and are set to perform later this spring. This calculation was based on Taemin’s military discharge, which will take place in April.
(Photo: SuperM (News1))
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In January, SM Entertainment also released a comeback announcement teaser, which raised fan expectations.
However, following this news, there are no further details on the long-awaited return of the septet. A recent artist business plan released by SM Entertainment CEOs Lee Sung Soo and Tak Young Joon also doesn’t include SuperM in the list.
If they aren’t making a comeback for SuperM, then why have they released a teaser for 2023? I’m disappointed. pic.twitter.com/uuUMR9flj7
— 💔 (@xuxiisagift) February 25, 2023
As such, fans are concerned that the group’s return to the music scene won’t come amid SM battles and HYBE’s acquisition woes.
In response, CEO Lee, Lee Soo Man’s nephew, added another message:
“I plan to do another review for SuperM separately.”
(Photo : Message de Lee Sung Soo (Instiz))
(Photo : Message de Lee Sung Soo (Instiz))
SuperM’s upcoming comeback is drawing mixed reactions – should they break up or not?
After this news, the reactions from Pink Bloods (SM stan), especially Shawols (SHINee fandom), EXO-Ls (EXOs fans), NCTzens (NCT fans) and WayzenNis (WayV fandom) were not as good as expected. .
Although there are fans who would like to see the seven members perform together again, many fans from the aforementioned fandoms hope that their return will be canceled and are calling for the team to disband.
(Photo: SuperM (Kpop Wiki)
In fact, there are various REASONs why K-pop enthusiasts don’t want the group to continue. First, netizens want members to focus on their respective groups and solo releases, particularly Taemin, Baekhyun, and Kai. Taemin, who is being discharged from the military, is also gearing up for the 15th anniversary of SHINee’s debut in May and his solo comeback. As for Baekhyun and Kai, they will also take part in EXO’s long-awaited comeback and release their solo albums.
Can sperm project group members only focus on their own groups? They benefited a lot and nothing for KaiBaek. Free SHINee Taemin and EXO KaiBaek from this group. Her schedule was insane, her health was poor AND THE PROBLEMS ARE CRAZY. #SupermResolve
— Baekhyun’s giant pup (@cloud_6104) February 26, 2023
I think that before SuperM returns:
1. Taemin should be discharged
2. Lucas’ situation should be resolved
3. Exo’s Return
4. Shinee’s Return
5. Individual member feedback (Kai feedback, not sure about others yet)
So only SuperM can have a peaceful return
— Markmelonlee (@to_myidols) February 24, 2023
With the SuperM album in between, fans think it will be tiring for the members and their supporters.
Additionally, the team’s return is causing a stir as member Lucas could continue his activities through SuperM after a hiatus from the music scene for over a year.
After his cheating and gaslighting scandal, some people want him out of NCT (WayV) and SuperM, but people were skeptical that that would happen. This came after CEO Lee Sung Soo snapped photos together with the idol, the same day Lucas uploaded a dance cover. There is speculation among fans that “this is a reunion for SuperM”.
(Photo: Instagram: @lucas_xx444)
Many netizens have said they wouldn’t support the band if Lucas was there. So fans argued that SuperM should just split up so as not to hurt and hurt the other members.
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Written by Eunice Dawson.