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NU'EST fans unite to protest against the label's unfair treatment to the group

By jennywill   Monday, May 16, 2016   165,277   10,129   306



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NU'EST fans all over the world have gathered together to protest unfair treatment against the group.

L.O.Λ.E have been dissatisfied for a while with the lack of attention NU'EST has been getting from Pledis Entertainment. According to fans, NU'EST has always received the short end of the stick on all matters.

SEE ALSO: 'Produce 101' fans upset at rice wreaths sent only for NU'EST?

Some of the problems mentioned are:

  • Lack of prior announcement on official schedules

The boys' schedules were uploaded late, meaning they attended schedules that fans did not know about. As a result, fans could not go to events that NU'EST participated in. Even when a weekly schedule was uploaded, many official performances were left out. Also, schedules were planned overlapping each other, meaning one had to be cancelled, and fans were not told which one. Sometimes, events that were cancelled were uploaded.

  • Album promotions
NU'EST promotions were cut off shortly, with the boys heading to overseas concerts in the middle of album promotions in Korea. Not only so, the boys often took the subways and buses to promotions because they did not have a manager present. During "Good Bye Bye" promotions (first full album), JR and Ren were summoned to Japan by their label there, meaning the three left in Korea could not go onto music shows without them. Even when they came back, they lacked the music show points because they were absent for promotions, and could not perform on music shows even though it was their first full album promotions

  • Excessive promotions in Japan + other countries, almost none in Korea
Many fans are also unhappy with NU'EST promoting almost exclusively in Japan even though they are a Korean group. During their 1 year and 7 month hiatus in Korea, NU'EST had 3 concerts and 3 albums in Japan. Because they are so focused in Japan, it is hard for NU'EST to have Korean promotions as they cannot cancel their pre-determined Japanese promotions.

  • Lack of protection for the members' personal rights

All the above photos are pictures NU'EST members took with Japanese fans during the selca event. Fans requested a lot of personal photos that involved lots of touching especially on the face (squeezing members' faces, poking their cheek, pressing their faces together). The members themselves cannot refuse the poses even though fans are not supposed to touch the members, but staff should have stopped fans from poses that were too intimate. However, no staff did this during this event.

In another Japanese event, the members stood in front of a wall separated from fans by a small fence. The event was that the fans just got to look at the members and take photos with them like they were mannequins.

According to fans, other infringement of personal rights included the members being forbidden to speak Korean during Japanese promotions (doing so would end in a lawsuit). When Baekho's father was hospitalized, Baekho was forbidden to even mention it because it would 'bring down the mood' of the event. Additionally, the boys were often forced to stay overtime for events because they did not have a time limit, and had little break throughout the event.

The boys often appear to fansigning and other official events without their hair and makeup done for them, and also dress themselves instead of having a stylist. They are often forced to work outside in severe weather conditions (in the cold, rain, or heat). Fans claim that NU'EST members often handle promotions overseas without a manager and take taxis to events. The members are also not taken care of when they are sick, and are forced to handle events hours after they are hospitalized.
  • Lack of care on official sites

NU'EST's fancafe has not been updated since 2014, and the group has had no official goods since 2013. The official page has not been updated since February 2015, and portal sites only list the boys' activities up to 2014. 

Fans have demanded a response from Pledis Entertainment but have yet to receive one. What do you think about the situation?
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Kpopwriter 13 days ago

This made me angry enough to cry

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thesiiiiickest 21 days ago

Wow this fills in a lot of holes as to why they're now on Produce 101, what about the 5th member what is he doing?? I hope they're able to leave this company and start new because after seeing them on 101 I LOVE them, and I know I'm not alone in that

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exobts5 thesiiiiickest 19 days ago

The 5th member doesn't really like survival shows so he didn't go on. but I don't know what he's doing

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MoonBunnyxx 29 days ago

Honestly, I've only gotten to know Nu'est through produce 101 and I have loved every single song they've produced! Damn Pledis not doing their job right again...I really love all the members and hope you can get more success through 101. :(

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FateA Thursday, April 27, 2017


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nami_chan Wednesday, April 19, 2017

pledis sucks

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syafickix Monday, April 10, 2017

Pledis is shit. Nuest is actually really popular at their debut (like 50+ million views) and they didn't give a single wink on their promotion. its the same as afterschool. i'm worried for seventeen and pristin.

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parkkkkwp Monday, April 10, 2017

it must be tough seeing your juniors doing well while u had to go to a survival show to get the recognition again by showing yourself there since your company isnt doing justice to your group, if im the junior i cant live happily tho hahaha because i am just that anxious and weak... but really I'm praying the best for them bc they deserve so much better and I really love their songs

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Hyungshi Sunday, April 9, 2017

I hate Pledis for what they have done to After School and now Nu'est.... it's all b*llsh*t they only care for Pristin and Seventeen.

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saranghae_3 Sunday, April 9, 2017

Not even a Nu'est fan but compared to SVT and Afterschool treatment I'm seriously irked about Nu'est's.

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Misa101 Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tbh, i think Pledis should be not working with Nu'est and Nu'est should be working with other better companies.

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