“They just lie shamelessly” SM Entertainment criticized the way they treated EXO’s Kai
On May 3, fans were surprised when they suddenly found out EXO’s KAI was scheduled to enroll for mandatory service on May 11th.
This was all the more surprising as the group prepares for their comeback.
In its announcement, SM Entertainment explained that Kai had to step in because of sudden “Amendments to the Conscription Law”.
However, this phrase has attracted a lot of criticism from netizens.
In fact, netizens have explained that the law in question was changed in January 2023, giving SM Entertainment time to prepare for the group’s return.
“The law was changed in January. The EXO fan meeting took place on April 8th and 9th. Kai has to join the army due to law changes – May 3rd. It’s so crazy I’m speechless. »
Fans continued to vent their anger in online communities.
“No matter how much I think about it, it doesn’t make sense. If they got draft notice in January or February I can understand that but it’s May which means a third of the year has gone by… What’s SM up to now? »
“It’s not like the law suddenly changed. They should have released the album earlier… They are so frustrating. »
“Argh, SM was too smug. »
“SM 3.0 is love at first sight LOL. What are you doing? »
“SM really sucks at his job. »
“Damn SM, LOL. They’ve been on hiatus for so long (EXO) and now they’ve missed the chance for their first full comeback in years. »
“Wait, is it next week?” »
“Ah? I have never seen such an urgent hiring notice. »
On May 4, a representative of the Military Manpower Administration spoke to Star News to shed some light on the matter.
He explained : “Anyone who receives a summons to military service can, as a rule, apply for a postponement of the draft date a total of 5 times within 2 years of receipt of the summons. »
The representative continued: “There are many acceptable reasons for a deferral request, including ‘Miscellaneous’, but this reason can only be used twice within the total of 5 allowable requests. »
In addition, another official told XSportsNews“Nothing has changed in the regulations for enrollment and summons.” With this new information, fans are more outraged than ever at SM’s mismanagement of its artists.
“Wow, this case also proves how utterly useless large corporations can be. »
“You just lie shamelessly. With the military office as opponents of it. »
“How can they lie through their teeth about the military office, ugh. »
“I’ve always felt that, but I think they’re the best as a company that doesn’t care about the fans. »
“Bad news has been popping up on the hot topic page for the past few days hmm. I don’t care about SM 3.0 or whatever, but why is the way they handle work getting worse and worse? »
“SM lies about military bureau it’s crazy LOL It’s legendary dumb company. And Kai is the only one cursed. What is that? »
What do you think ?