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What are netizens' opinions on Kris and Luhan's settlement with SM?

By jubilantj   Thursday, July 21, 2016   121,069   14,546   3



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Kris and Luhan's lawsuits with SM, which everyone thought would go on for another 20 years, finally concluded after two years. The final agreement dictated that Kris and Luhan's exclusive contracts with SM Entertainment stay in force until 2022 as was originally written up. 

SEE ALSO: Contractual dispute between SM and Kris and Luhan finally draws to a close

Some people considered the ruling a 'win' for Kris and Luhan, some deemed it as more of a tie and quite a few even thought it to be an 'I-told-you-so' from SM.

But what are Korean netizens' stance regarding this particular matter? Well, it appears that most of them have sided with SM. 

Top netizen comments on news portals read, "This is entirely SM's gain hahahahaha," "Even if they get down on their knees to beg for forgiveness to SM, it won't be enough," "Man, I feel all good inside lolololol," "You've officially been punished, you money-hungry idiots. Now you're donating your money to SM lmaooooo," "They're giving their hard-earned money to EXO now lololol," "SM be just sitting there but they making that cash hahahaha," "We won't accept you Chinese boys here even if you promote as EXO. Please don't drink our kimchi juice~~~," "Naver, please remove their names from EXO's profile," "Those jjangkkae (derogatory term Koreans use to call Chinese people) bastards got what's coming to 'em lmao," and more. 

What are your thoughts? Did SM win, Kris / Luhan Win, or was a win for everyone involved?

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  2. Kris

sirip Monday, September 5, 2016

If Koreans hate the Chinese so much they should stay the hell out of China.  I hope the Chinese continue to block the Korean entertainers from earning money there.  It will serve them right.

qtcat Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This is a serious issue... not even just in SM. There's a lot of unhappy artists who don't get the promotion and attention from the company they deserve even if they work hard and they can't leave until their ridiculously long contract ends. The company in some cases, don't even give them enough to money to live off of (a.k.a G.NA). That's slavery to me, that's not an employee. I also believe SM did not treat the Chinese members equally. They gave them significantly less work and did not let them pursue fields that they wanted to pursue as they were promised (like acting), and they also did not pay them on the time that was promised by CONTRACT. Why can SM break the contract but Luhan and Kris can't? That's hypocritical! How were Luhan and Kris even supposed to live? I wouldn't live their life if I was working 21 hours a day, 7 days a week, can't even take vacations, can't even take sick days, and not even get my pay on time. That's just inhumane. For all the people commenting, if you've ever worked a day in your life, you wouldn't put up for these standards either. I am completely for Luhan and Kris leaving if they are unhappy with their lives. You only live one life and your youth is short. Don't live your life at the hands of someone else just because they have power by paper.

crystalyu47 Monday, July 25, 2016

Stupid article that only spreads hate. Why try to stir up conflict between asians. Just because a few stupid k-netizens wrote that doesn't mean it is reflective of the korean community opinion.

chiidori Sunday, July 24, 2016

And the true colours come out. It's sad to see how divided this fandom has become. Yes it hurt when Kris and Luhan left, but SM was treating them like crap. And now we see what their so called fans really thought of them. I kinda wish SM would just let them go. They're still under SM but will never be a part of EXO again, their own fans won't allow it. I feel bad for Yixing, he's getting so much hate and he hasn't even done anything wrong. He's the one keeping EXO relevant in China and the Korean fans are hating on him.

Larasss Sunday, July 24, 2016

I'm not on anyone's side but those comments are just too harsh...

Exo_Leia Saturday, July 23, 2016

Personally, I see it as SM's win, even though Kris and Luhan will eventually get out of their contracts. I really hope this is a selected portion of the comments and not an overall view though

Itismoot Saturday, July 23, 2016

7 more years

crystalCassie91 Saturday, July 23, 2016

OK so this article is basically like collecting a bunch of random hater comments and putting them together... I don't really think these comments reflect what all Knetz think.. And it's not fair for us to judge them based on it.. This is just the result of ignorance from allkpop's teen writers..

rollikeabuffalox Saturday, July 23, 2016

Why are people so mean u-u

yuune Friday, July 22, 2016

Omg people. They're free to promote however they want. It's just that when they work in Korea or Japan a % of their earnings goes to SM. It's not even bad, wtf chill.

TheUnicornQueen yuune Sunday, January 29, 2017

No, no, no. SM has full control over their activities in Korea and Japan, and they have control of their activities anywhere else but they still have to give them a % of ALL their earnings, Korea, Japan or otherwise.

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