Super Junior’s Lawsuit Cases

Belated Christmas, all! I wasn’t really occupied for the past few days due to the festive season, but was terribly lazy to blog. Apologies, if I’ve kept my readers waiting.

I’ll be updating more about my Korea trip in a couple of days’ time, as I’ve finally managed to upload all of the pictures onto Facebook. Hence, you may now proceed to my Facebook account to view the two related albums!

Anyway, I’m feeling a little depressed these days due to the recent up-rise of the lawsuit cases, which some members of “Super Junior” filed against their company, “SM Entertainment.” Came to know of “Super Junior-M” and the group’s existence only about a year back, then I kinda admire their talents and began to give them my utmost support. My favorite members are “Eunhyuk” and “Siwon!” “Ryeowook” is not bad too, actually. Unfortunately, the lawsuit cases had to take place just a few days ago.


“[Sina Entertainment News]
The day before, Hangeng, the only Chinese member of Asia’s super popular group, Super Junior, and leader to Super Junior M, filed for a termination of his “exclusive contract” with SM Entertainment. According to the latest news from Korea, Hangeng is not the only one who filed the lawsuit. Other Super Junior members have also filed a similar lawsuit, and they include: Lee Teuk, Yesung, Kangin, Eunhyuk and Donghae. The only reason why news about Hangeng was exposed first, is because of his nationality.

According to the lawsuit, Hangeng has not had any rest in 2 years, causing him to suffer from fatigue, which also resulted in chronic gastritis, illnesses related to his kidney, lumbar disc herniation, as well as a visible decrease in body strength. However, SM Entertainment rejected Hangeng’s requests for rest, and continued to schedule activities for him, which caused Hangeng to suffer a lot of pain.

According to the contents of the lawsuit, since the time of his debut, Hangeng didn’t even have one day of rest per week. For 2 years, Hangeng has continuously done his overseas schedules as well, and had no choice but to continue with his schedules without any rest. In his contract with SM, there are clauses stating that he has to pay the company monetary damages should he be unable to fulfill the schedules arranged for him. Thus, even when he was in poor health, he had no choice but to follow through with his schedules.

Once the news broke out, many fans have expressed the wish for SM and the members to be able to make peace, and make changes to their contracts, as well as expressed hope that Super Junior will not face the threat of disbanding.”

As seen in Hangeng’s blog, he had posted a one-line entry on the same day he filed for the case, with regards to the alarming news.

More to add on, it seems like “Super Junior-M” was hit the most badly.

“[Sohu] Things are happening one after the other for Super Junior and Hangeng after he filed a lawsuit against SM – now Chinese sub-unit Super Junior M are stopping all further activities.

Apparently, member Henry and SME act Zhang Li Yin are on the performers list for the “Passionate Animation Festival”, set for December 30, instead of Super Junior M.

According to producers, they intended to have Super Junior M as guests but were informed by SME that SJM cannot perform due to ‘internal reasons’and were offeredZhang Li Yin & Henry combination instead of the originally planned complete (SJM) group.”

According to the producers, SME also said that “During this stage of Hangeng’s leave of (from) the group, SJM will also temporarily disband, and Henry with Zhang Li Yin will represent the company by forming a group for future promotions.”

Details about how long the temporary ‘disbandment’ will last have not been confirmed yet but it’ll most probably last until Hangeng’s issue is cleared up, which may take a while if the DBSK issue is anything to base it on.”

Here’s a video of the latest performance by “Super Junior-M,” a day before the lawsuit cases were filed.

Well, what exactly is happening? I just hope that the matter will be settled and blow over soon… Really don’t wish to see “Super Junior” or “Super Junior-M” disband.

Ta-ta and goodbye, all!

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