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Block B fans organize a protest against Seven Seasons for their treatment toward Block B

By jennywill   Sunday, September 25, 2016   76,491   5,277   0



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Some Block B fans are drawing their sleeves up in protest against Seven Seasons.

Seven Seasons (KQ Entertainment) announced the release of a DVD for the boys. However, fans decided to stage a boycott and not buy the DVD set for a number of reasons. The first reason is that the boys have barely promoted as a group since 2013 - only a meager 93 days since the boys signed with the company. The Seven Seasons YouTube was deleted without any notification or announcement, meaning Block B lost all the viewcount on their MVs. The account has been reinstated, but the information was not given to fans via an article instead of a Twitter or an official fancafe announcement. Furthermore, their 'V' app channel has not been used for 2 months.

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The Block B Instagram has also not been in use since 15 weeks ago, although the claim was that the account was created to communicate with fans. However, the Japanese Instagram account is updated frequently, further frustrating Korean fans. After the site's official page's domain expired, the company did not renew the domain until three days later. Even after the site was back up, it was not updated and showed Block B's profile photo as from the 'H.E.R' era even though it had been 7 months after "Toy". The site was updated after fans trended a hashtag on the protest, but Zico's birthday was listed as September 4th when it is September 14th.

Block B's fanmeeting celebrating 2000 days since debut (in Korea) was only open to overseas fans, and Korean fans were not allowed to attend. Since 2015, the boys had two concerts in Korea, but had 22 concerts in Japan.

Furthermore, Seven Seasons allegedly does not promote the boys' activities at all, leaving promotional tweets and such to the members themselves and sometimes even fansite masters. 

The label had also previous promised to be a label for Block B, claiming they would not take any trainees. However, the label has since then changed to KQ Entertainment and has accepted trainees.

What do you think of the movement?
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army_devotee Sunday, September 25, 2016

im just gonna... /nopes out of existence/

jokerfish Sunday, September 25, 2016

Their youtube was down for 3 hours and they didn't lose any of their view counts- they were probably hacked, because they are constantly being hacked. Does it suck that Block B is focuses on expanding their Japanese fanbase rather than making new music? a bit but they have now promoted every song in Japanese so they have no backlog to translate and promote any more so maybe we'll get new stuff soon. Zico has been in his studio. Also technically the said seven season would continue as a block b only label, they just created a second label for other artists to be brought in and a larger company (KQ) to oversee both labels.

Jaeil jokerfish Sunday, September 25, 2016

It still unfair how they treat kBBCs. They've had way more concerts in Japan than in Korea and for their 2000 day anniversary, only international fans can attend even though it's being held in Korea. They also didn't promote Taeil's solo debut and pretty much counted on fans and the members to promote. The problem is a lot more than some people realize.

jokerfish Jaeil Monday, September 26, 2016

Tbh, the blocking korean fans from their 2000 day anniversary is pretty shitty. but everything else is pretty normal stuff that fans let SM and YG get away with. And at the end of the day, what do they want out of this boycott, what will satisfy them? more instagram posts? the boys to stop promotion in Japan, disappear for a month to rush out a mediocre Korea promotion? Like kBBCs are free to feel a way about all of this- but any boycott without a clear goal is just Occupy Wallstreet all over again.

Jaeil jokerfish Monday, September 26, 2016

I think the goal is better management. As you said Zicos working hard on their next album and there's nothing to do to speed up the process. It sounds insignificant but yeah more updates and stuff on the members would be the best. BBCs aren't being updated on which members are going to appear on variety shows and who has magazine photoshoots. If it was a bigger company they prob would've let it slide but since block b is their only source of money they should put more effort into them.

jokerfish Jaeil Monday, September 26, 2016

but that's not poor management. That's just not having someone whose job is to only run seven seasons social media accounts. And to be honest, I rather have that money go towards to boys and promotions then paying for someone to post such riveting statements as the one fan received today through their boycotting efforts - that the youtube channel experiences service issues and they contacted youtube to resolve them. Which youtube did.

bangeryun94 Sunday, September 25, 2016

I don't blame Seven Seasons for promoting them outside of Korea.  The massive amount of hate they get in Korea, especially to Zico and U Kwon is scary.  I'm surprised that most of the comments are condemning Seven Seasons and siding with Koreans.  Nobody sides with them when they hold on to a grudge forever (Thailand, Tough Cookie) but when Seven Seasons says okay if you don't like them here, they'll go where they are liked, everybody suddenly blames the agency and feels slighted.  Each time one of them makes the news the reception is never good.  So tell me again who's at fault?

centen bangeryun94 Sunday, September 25, 2016

I completely spaced on this, but you're so right... did k-netz forget that, not even one month ago, they were pretending that Zico had reduced his relationship to Seolhyun to a booty call, ignored Seven Seasons' real announcement, and then hated on Zico every time he was even tangentially in the news? I feel like, if they were promoting more actively in Korea right now, people would then claim they were rubbing his relationship in their face.

Jaeil bangeryun94 Monday, September 26, 2016

Although Korea hates Zico for his scandals, they love him for his music. Same goes with block b. Korea knows all about their problems but block b dishes out good music. Block b has the highest digital sales for 2016 and they have a loyal fanbase. I'm fine with them promoting in Japan but don't ignore your Korean fans.

bangeryun94 Jaeil Monday, September 26, 2016

Are you Korean? Because I am. Are they going to continue to promote in Japan because of the overwhelming amount of negativity and hate that Koreans dump on their SNS? You bet. The purpose of having a fan club is to stick with a group through ups and downs and BBC seem to disappear or not even try to staunch the hate they get. And get serious. If a KNET is pissed about a scandal, they're not coming within 50 feet of the music. Seven Seasons has remedied that.

InvisibleBBC02 Sunday, September 25, 2016

What the fuck...

whatever101 Sunday, September 25, 2016

HENCE why BLOCK B should have NEVER re-joined Seven Seasons again to begin with. They should count their blessings in ZICO that unlike BAP going to TS their career hasnt TANKED since returning so much in  fact Toy is one of the highest selling songs by a boy group this year.

jokerfish whatever101 Sunday, September 25, 2016

block b didn't rejoin seven seasons? they created seven seasons when the refused to promote under their previous company after the lost their lawsuit.

manongja Sunday, September 25, 2016

Let's support our group by not supporting them...yeah...that makes sense.

most_like Sunday, September 25, 2016

they should be grateful seven seasons took them in!

jokerfish most_like Sunday, September 25, 2016

seven seasons was a label created solely for them. without them there is literally no seven seasons.

cuteasianbubbles Sunday, September 25, 2016

With some previous commenters, yeah this is more like mismanagement rather than mistreatment. I hope the company can manage Block B better since we ALL know how mismanagement leads to...(for example, members leaving from KARA and MBLAQ :/ ...)

RoAnon9935 Sunday, September 25, 2016

Uh, there are a few companies that would love to give an example why you don't back fans into the corner. Don't fck with a solid fanbase, they don't leave they find a way to get what they want. Block B has been bounced around enough I would hope they would let the boys do what they want, and at least keep their pages up to date and not exclude any fans. I can understand reaching out to overseas fans and give them a chance but if your going to do that give them a first serve basis then after a period of time open up to Korean fanbase. I'm into FtIsland and I seen some sht FNC pulled and not even they dish out crap like this.

centen Sunday, September 25, 2016

I think it's a bit misleading to say this is mistreatment of Block B... but rather mismanagement of their promotions and/or ignoring their fans. But there's nothing they've claimed that looks like the Block B members themselves are being mistreated.

Natafonoso centen Sunday, September 25, 2016

This article only had some points that the bbcs have. Jaehyo had a problem on his knee and they made him go on dream team an wrestle, then he had a car accident and had to get knee surgery and they still made him atend all of the concerts, also when he wanted to make a v app by himself their answer was "who will watch that", still there is so much more that this article doesnt cover

centen Natafonoso Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ah, that makes more sense. My sympathy toward fans would be much higher if the listed complaints weren't "they don't instagram as much as I'd like." (And I'd feel that same way if it was my own fandom griping.)

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