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Tao opens up about the hardships he faced under SM Entertainment

By yckim124   Monday, September 26, 2016   190,332   24,738   184



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Former EXO member Tao opened up about his departure from SM Entertainment

On a recent broadcast of Chinese talk show 'Ke Fan Ting Qing', Tao started to explain the reason he left Korea by saying, "I didn't want to live tired like that."

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When a question pressed him with, "When were you most hurt?", Tao answered, "When the company made me leave." He further explained, "During a program playing basketball, I injured my ankle ligaments. At the time, I still worked hard because my fans were right there, but the label pressured me to continue on with my schedule even with the serious injury. I was willing to sacrifice for my team, but the limit comes when you go too far."

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chelda14 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

if you leave the company,just leave. don't act like a baby and tell everyone all of your "hatdship" asking for pity. Hangeng,Luhan or even Kris moving on after their life with SM and doesn't give a fuck anymore

Wecnbedvine Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tao is one of the most whiny idols ever. Seriously just shut the fudge up and enjoy that million dollars you have

seybou Wecnbedvine Thursday, September 29, 2016

If he's hurting he has every rights to say it! Who are you to judge him?? Kris and Luhan don't talk about it because they can take it. And what does his personal fortune has to do with anything? If you are tired of articles about Tao, you can also NOT read them OR tell allkpop not to post about him anymore. No need to be that rude!!

Wecnbedvine seybou Thursday, September 29, 2016

You crazy ass fan girl. You're so blind that you can't even see he's living better than most people in China and probably the world. There are idols who are struggling just to try to get noticed (who probably can sing,act, dance better than him) and he's here complaining about the past for publicity

Wecnbedvine seybou Thursday, September 29, 2016

Oh and kris and luhan hardly talk about it because unlike whiny Tao, they're actual men who can move the fuck on

minbyul83 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The thing is the trials were and are still ongoing with him. He left on his own. The company didn't make him leave and all he really needed was a physician over here to say that he couldn't dance. But I don't see how an ankle injury could stop you from singing. Minho from Shinee performed sitting on a throne when they had a comeback. I don't see why something like couldn't have been worked out. What other people seem to forget is that it's the 100% chinese members that left. Each claiming unfair treatment of some kind, but SM never responds with anything so it's always a he said/ she said situation where nobody knows the actual truth. The thing that makes Tao a villain is breaking his contract. He knew what it was when he signed it and he left before getting a lawyer to try and mitigate the problems he was having. Worse, he started to air his dirty laundry out on the net instead of keeping things between him and SM. I was a big Tao fan. The guy is cool and way talented, but I didn't like how he left. Still don't. He was wrong. SM might be wrong too. Don't know because nobody really knows the truth and none of the other EXO members will talk either and I honestly think they chose to stay quiet. I doubt they were told to as other SM people have a bad tendency to say what they think.

kimmiefonze minbyul83 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

75% of the Chinese members left. And this leaves Lay with all the attention from the Chinese EXO-L.

kimmiefonze minbyul83 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I honestly think that his reasons for leaving is not strong enough evidence to be presented in court that's why he paraded his sorrows in the media. Suing a company takes time and he should've collected more physical evidence to show that he was wronged.

kalione Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This people who became fans of exo after Tao left, are seriously delulu. Accusing him of being a villain on this all story, the fact that Luhan and Kris left before him should tell you how SM is treats his artists. Tsk, tsk... Didn't Kai injure himself few months ago? Did Exo stop doing comebacks ever since the begining of the year? How many shows they were on it, dramas, web dramas, osts and apperances they made? Tao made the best decision. He isn't anyone's slave, and sm has been known to treat their artists not better  than crap. The only difference between the chinese line-up and the korean is that, at least if they want to become stars China will receive them with open harms, while Exo-k if a member decides to leave they are going to be sued until they become poor and will literally become blacklisted of industry. JYJ rings a bell? So stop defending SM and degrading Tao, it makes you look utterly ridiculous. I only pity the remaining members, frankly I only wish SM learned their lesson with the chinese members and treat them better. But the way i see it continues the same.

ladamenoire kalione Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tao's an asshole. He's whiny, ungrateful and shifty, and frankly, I think he's a liar. BUT. That does not mean he wasn't treated badly, and it doesn't mean SM's business practices aren't awful.

kalione ladamenoire Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SM is known to make slave contracts, how delusional can you get? Tao isn't the only one who left, Kris and Luhan does ring a bell besides, there were even rumors that this kids were victim of racism, seriously, you have issues lol if you think SM is a clean agency. No one is clean in the industry, more so the big three, please get your facts straight delulu person

Kazhaw_15y Tuesday, September 27, 2016

right now people will bash tao mostly but lets be true to ourself they all had full rights to leave. even kris. that company is just so bad sometimes. they are getting better years by years though. as a fan of 1st generation i know

BASHER Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It has been a year since tao left exo and sm  and yet press are always asking on the same thing. why did you left exo? why did you left sm ? what did they do to you ? and what so ever questions. like can't this press just move on and ask him different questions aside from that ? fans have already move on (maybe for some) and yet this press can't just move on. press is just make sm in bad views (yeah they maybe bad but who knows they maybe have good side) and bad views on tao.

kimmiefonze BASHER Tuesday, September 27, 2016

GIrl, Hangeng is still being asked about Super Junior up to this day LOL! Departures will always haunt idols who leave their group.

rapmonie Tuesday, September 27, 2016

i miss that panda.... i mean its a good thing he left i guess sm will be more careful with the rest of exo members right now.....

Kimiko_Leo Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The interviewer was pressing on for more details and tao was willing to give why are hating on him? 😂

Faith_1299 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I seriously want to know why the interviewer keeps asking these types of questions. We get it already, he was injured and SM didn't let him rest. No offense but he's irrelevant to the K-pop industry now. They should really stop asking these types of questions and move on. We all miss OT12 but Kris, Luhan, and Tao is doing their own thing now. The past is the past so just let them be.

Kimiko_Leo Faith_1299 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

My thoughts exactly! The media is just doing what the media does best...that is creating useless controversies and hate 😩

kimmiefonze Faith_1299 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

These questions will not stop. Because (i wanna play the devil's advocate here) there will still be people/fans who will not buy his story. Some might even distrust his judgement as planning this departure all along.

SalimatouBalde Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I love Tao, but I always thought he was the one who wanted to keep working for us, but now I know the real truth. Hopefully our Panda will be happy, I hate seeing him cry.

SalimatouBalde Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Also, we all know you left for money. You let your father bribe you for one billion dollars. Wae Tao you also promised us too as well that you will never leave.

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