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South Korean TV show 'Section TV' is currently facing backlash from SM Entertainment fans for their recent show episode that suggested the entertainment company is struggling a lot more than people think.

The TV show has stated that 'the SM struggle is real, They are in a crisis, and it is a fact."

South Korean TV Channel 'Section TV' Face Backlash Over SM Entertainment Analysis

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Here are some of the facts about SM Entertainment that Section TV laid down for viewers.

 

1. Despite being active for around for nearly three years, Red Velvet still doesn't have as much popularity nor the same commercial success Girls' Generation has achieved.

South Korean TV Channel 'Section TV' Face Backlash Over SM Entertainment Analysis

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It's not that Red Velvet hasn't seen any commercial success. The main argument that Section TV makes is that the girl group's success is not as big as Girls' Generation's, which implies that SM clearly wasn't able to deliver to the audience the same way they were able to do before.

South Korean TV Channel 'Section TV' Face Backlash Over SM Entertainment Analysis

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2. NCT hasn't been able to make a commercial breakthrough and most like won't be able to do so in the future. Many netizens are currently ridiculing NCT as the idol group that is widely known for having a member that was involved in a scam rather than for their music.

South Korean TV Channel 'Section TV' Face Backlash Over SM Entertainment Analysis

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Section TV additionally talked about how BTS, an idol group that was produced by a small entertainment company, was able to achieve worldwide success without the resources of a major record label such SM Entertainment.

Many Red Velvet and NCT fans have began demanding an apology from Section TV while also declaring that they will no longer watch the show. What do you think about the situation? Did Section TV go too far and make unwarranted claims? Or do they have valid points? Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter.

 

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Mar 4, 2018 05:08 pm

Oh my fuck, there is absolute no need to bring up Taeyong's scandal again; it was solved and was over-exaggerated and there's that. End of story. And as for Red Velvet, they're now slowly pulling up their way to the top and are currently one of the top groups in the Korean industry. As for NCT, yes, they haven't pulled their way to the absolute top yet but I believe in them and good luck to them for trying to reach the top. But almost all SM groups have started off as not so big but then start becoming the… Read more »

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Feb 9, 2018 02:46 pm

To put it simply-- that wasn't a classy analysis, and for what it's worth, I consider myself an ARMY. I do believe that what's said has grains of truth to it, as SM has become victim to the Twice/Blackpink/BTS fervor overseas for sure. Crisis? Sure, if SM's goal is to be THE global powerhouse. Not a crisis if they want money-- in which case, they have the most.

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Feb 6, 2018 08:51 am

same

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Jan 30, 2018 01:17 am

I don't understand how anyone could be an SM stan... or stan any company for that matter. I thought we all knew how they treat idols.

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Jan 29, 2018 05:47 pm

LOL what they are saying is right tho. Red velvet with having multiple comebacks in a year should have been on the top of everyone. They also had the benefit of SM, the biggest company rn. NCT, also, their cherry bomb cb was boring. the song had only tone, and was being sung which was boring. Blackpink from YG had only 1 cb and they are on the top. BTS is global cuz they sing for social issues which RV doesn't. Their concept is about love, boys etc. No offence but SM is just there for it's name and the… Read more »