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Two giant K-Pop media platforms seem to be at war, or at least that's what South Korean netizens suspect.

The reason behind their suspicion? NCT Dream, Red Velvet, and Super Junior unit D&E, won't be appearing on M Countdown. The calendar shows that the groups won't be appearing on any Mnet related events.

Netizens Suspect Mnet And SM Entertainment Are Currently At War With Each Other

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Netizens Suspect Mnet And SM Entertainment Are Currently At War With Each Other

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Netizens Suspect Mnet And SM Entertainment Are Currently At War With Each Other

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However, this isn't the first time that such a scenario has occurred. In fact, the two agencies did go to war before in the past as well in 2009 after an argument about a distribution deal. According to one version of the story, Mnet offered to distribute SM artists' music, as the former was already distributing for JYP and YG. Had the deal worked out, Mnet would have become the biggest music distribution platform in the entire K-Pop industry. But unfortunately, SM Entertainment could distribute music contents well on their own and didn't need Mnet to do it for them. After things went sour SM began boycotting Mnet in 2009 and 2010, during the golden days of Girls' Generation and Super Junior. MAMA attendances were missed by SM artists during the period as well.

And because SM artist are currently not attending M Countdown, netizens believe another beef is ongoing between the two agencies.

Do you agree with netizens? Is something going on between SM Entertainment and Mnet again?

 

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Apr 9, 2020 06:48 pm

why does some ARMYs think that other agencies' artists doesn't attend because they're intimidated/threatened by BTS ?? like wtf is that fcking mindset ?? K-Pop is K-Pop, not K-Pop is BTS . It's not always going to be about them . No wonder other fandoms are attacking y'all , and it's because of you arrogant and ignorant immature fans (same goes to other fandoms who think that the group they stan are far more better and superior than the others) , And come on , every idols and artists also worked hard , so don't fcking come for me with… Read more »

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Taetae
Sep 8, 2020 07:52 pm
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Lol no one even said that. No offense or anything but ur delulu and if anyone would've said that they probably were toxic fans

Guest
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Guest
May 14, 2019 02:31 am

I find the kpop industry changes gradually, the hit or success group artists can come from small or medium company, no need to be the big one. Having bts and twice would be fine and Mnet has the hit produce series group.

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Dec 8, 2018 10:01 pm

But without SM and YG it will be no fun much BTS is alone to take the stage heat up the stage but I want RED VELVET to attend EXO too without them reaction videos are not worth it of each other

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Guest
Jul 29, 2019 01:44 pm
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and????

Guest
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Guest
Dec 15, 2018 02:59 am
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i'm soo fine WATCHING BTS ONLY

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Nov 1, 2018 08:59 pm

remember SM, mama gave exo album of the year last year, when exo didnt even deserve it, BTS love yourself her, was the highest selling album physically and digitally, but they gave to SM because they wanted to keep them happy, so sm has no right to say mama didnt treat them properly, in fact bts was treated badly by mnet instead, they even deleted half our votes in 2017, but did BTS complain, if mnet had deleted exo's votes, they would have boycotted their and then, if this controversy is because sm wants bts to not be given a… Read more »

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Watchsay
Sep 24, 2020 06:13 pm
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Lol, u prolly are a "one sec old" kpop fan who only emerged during this bts era. None of the things u blab merits fact. If you label urself a kpop fan but only knows bts and discredits senior groups, back off. You knew nothing. And btw, u're here spitting fake news, so why cant u open google too and do same research? EXO WON IN ALL VOTING CATEGORIES BEFORE AND EVEN AFTER VOTES WERE SORTED. But, they only took one award. So stop saying they dont deserve it, simpleton purplish wacko.

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Guest
May 29, 2020 12:46 am
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Exo didn’t deserve it ...? Lol says who ?? Pls stop being dumb, just because you think bts is superior to other groups it doesn’t mean other groups don’t deserve to win

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Trust
May 16, 2020 12:26 pm
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This is the most fake news i've heard?
Gurl, we know you made up those stories or from your friends. EXO's Monster album was fast to reach so many sales, before Love Yourself top the sales. When MAMA recorded the sales of course its the recent sales. Love Yourself has more sales after the MAMA awarding or after their new comeback. By saying of treatment by Mnet, look at BTS rn and compare it to YG and SM?

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mia nabila
Mar 24, 2020 06:38 am
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youre missing the point here.

Yu Nge
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Yu Nge
Dec 5, 2019 02:31 am
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It's not about BTS! I think you really want to tell about BTS so much! Who cares? It's not time to say your idols! Haha XD Your opinion is not the fact, pretty long and the most funny one that I've ever seen! How I've read the most disrespectful comment here! Just ..... Huuhuu...

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Guest
Feb 27, 2019 05:50 am
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Is not about bts ok.... Look of the date?
Year 2009-2010 not 2017
But exo is the best for me????

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Guest
Feb 5, 2019 11:34 am
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rlly man, I dont know what kinda shit uve been through but other boy groups still deserve some appreciation. Honestly u r probably one of those fans that say they know kpop but only know who BTS is... what ever u say will be looked upon as shit in my eyes. Legit Mnet has been abusing and disrespecting artists since forever thats why yg and sm left in the first place. UGH

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Guest
Dec 15, 2018 03:00 am
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for ArMy...it is ALL ABOUT BTS...

Taetae
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Taetae
Sep 8, 2020 07:54 pm
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Chill I'm an army too and I think she's wrong Sm has been mistreated for a long and not all are armies are such drama queens. Bts was mistreated too but not as much as SM artists

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Guest
Dec 8, 2018 08:25 pm
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Seriously dude , what’s wrong with you
i don’t even care. byeeee

Guest
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Guest
Nov 7, 2018 10:09 am
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drama queen not everything is about BTS.

Guest
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Guest
Oct 26, 2018 11:26 pm

Now Yuri, NCT 127, Super Junior and Boa also haven't appeared on Mnet

Guest
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Guest
Dec 9, 2018 04:57 pm
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there are no YG artists as well as usual.

so I guess BTS will get SOTY and not the real winner Love Scenario??

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Trust
May 16, 2020 12:28 pm
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Are you saying Love scenario doesn't deserve it?

Guest
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Guest
Oct 27, 2018 11:13 am
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Everyone should boycott mnet till they get their act together

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Guest
Oct 26, 2018 06:44 pm

AKP brought me here lol, that site is open season for vandals

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Guest
Oct 30, 2018 09:29 pm
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They released a post about this topic?

Guest
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Guest
Sep 4, 2018 08:53 pm

go away mnet

Guest
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Guest
Sep 4, 2018 08:47 pm

the 'funny' things about all of this is, I tweeted right after MAMA 2017 last year "SM should be careful they got almost +60% performers of MAMA 2017 and it could be next year and after they will not attending MAMA, just like what happened with YG, after MAMA 2015 that every YG performances got almost 10 minutes each then the very next year and after they never came to MAMA"

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Guest
Sep 9, 2018 03:36 pm
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u scary kid