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Shawols are angry at 'Happy Together' for its treatment of SHINee

By alice101   Friday, October 21, 2016   145,585   8,131   0



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SHINee fandom, Shawol, is not happy at all by the recent appearance on 'Happy Together,' a TV talk show. 

The Korean fans are claiming that the group got unfair treatment from the MCs and that the content was nothing fresh, the topics inappropriate, and, most upsettingly, there was just not enough air time for the group who was there to promote their new album. 

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The group were on the show October 20 as featured guests on the show, which is aired on KBS 2TV, one of the major broadcasting networks in Korea. 

Here are some of the complaints from Korean Shawols: 

"They were on the show to promote the new album, but nobody paid attention to it. They played the song for 5 seconds when [SHINee] was entering....they edited the preview as if [SHINee] was going to get a lot of air time, but they failed. Please send them to 'Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook.'

"Why is it called 'Happy Together' when nobody's happy." 

"I want to go to KBS and shout. These b*stards." 

"When Onew was breaking the walnut, Taemin said, 'Don't get hurt,' and Jonghyun also said, 'Don't get hurt.' Please...He can break it, but he can still feel pain. Don't make him do it." 

"Other guests: they get to wrap up their stories. SHINee: When they start talking, the MCs kinda skip over the end of the story and nobody get to hear how the story ends." 

"Are they just pretty screen (slang for people who do nothing)? What are you doing with busy [SHINee]." 

Did you guys watch the show? What are your thoughts? 

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MaryxSIB Friday, October 28, 2016

as a Shawol, I did feel like the episode was about the jimin's backbag scandal.. I was bored , I watched it for SHINee but they barely spoke.. I do agree about this , but there was no inappropriate topic or mistreatment.. maybe the editors are to blame !

kimmiefonze Sunday, October 23, 2016

To be honest Happy Together has never been fair when it comes to interviewing their guests. This is more adamant when they had the sauna set where the closest to YJS gets the most screen time. I'm sure the hosts don't mean any harm but this treatment is not specific for Shinee.

jypnloves Sunday, October 23, 2016

*grab a popcorn and sit on couch*

manongja Saturday, October 22, 2016

It's funny that some who complain have not even seen the show. I think they gave them ample screen time: Granted they did not receive Big Bang level screen time. As for the complaint they did not promote the album, this is not what the show is for.  It hopes to show the fun and funny side of Shinee members so as to interest you, as a viewer, to look them up and be interested. If the fans hoped to see them promote the album, they are watching the wrong show. They have Inkigayo, Music Bank, The Show, etc. for such things.

kwanglove manongja Saturday, October 22, 2016

'granted they didn not receive Big Bang level screen time' you know what i dont really want to touch this subject but shinee were the ones who actually increased the ratings so... the comparison here doesnt really make sense on that aspect

Lulu_Key manongja Saturday, October 22, 2016

considering that in BB episode the rating dropped in Shinee episode the rating went up, I guess they should have given shinee more screen time

NoonaVip Lulu_Key Saturday, October 22, 2016

Big bangs episode rating wasn't well you're right but another receipt says it's the highest viewed episode to date. Don't push it girl staaap

NoonaVip manongja Saturday, October 22, 2016

Let's not word it that way. Big Bang's episode was an arranged special episode that was prepared. Ratings weren't well that episode but it's the most watched Happy Together episode now :)

Lulu_Key NoonaVip Saturday, October 22, 2016

how is it highest viewed episode when its rating dropped? does that ake sense or ur just a blabbering VIP?

NoonaVip Lulu_Key Saturday, October 22, 2016

Check YouTube honey. I hope you can read numbers :)

NoonaVip Lulu_Key Saturday, October 22, 2016

Blabbering? Why would I just blAbber about any Big Bang success considering the tier level their on as idols ? lol let's not start. This is about Shinee and I love them both but I'm going to be realistic just like how I know the ratings weren't high Big Bangs episode first aired.

Lulu_Key NoonaVip Saturday, October 22, 2016

YT views has nothing to do with TV rating, the shows survive off of TV rating not YT views. Yes you are blabbering same with most of the VIPs in this comment section. This articel is about SHINee but u blabbers have to make everything about sth else. Take ur blabber somewhere else instead of BS here

NoonaVip Lulu_Key Saturday, October 22, 2016

We're still talking about Happf Together aren't we? Yea so any receipts we bring up associating with the show is valid and you can call it blAbber because you don't like what you hear and you can't handle the truth nor have the ability to understand the concept of the show so there's no point in arguing. You don't try and kick me out when I praise Shinee in other articles did u? You're a straight up brat and I laugh at you for even having the nerve to trash Big Bang. Lol

Lulu_Key NoonaVip Saturday, October 22, 2016

who is trashing BB? are u dumb? cant u read? YT views have nothing to do with TV rating, why are u bringing another group to this article? go blabber somewhere else. You have never commented on another SHINee article, so stop your BS, and gtfo

NoonaVip Lulu_Key Saturday, October 22, 2016

Wait can't I read? Did you even realized what you wrote above there and you question my intelligence? The person brought Big Bang up as an example of a special episode for idols but you brought up ratings trying to prove whatever point you have. But ok ok there's no use here with people like you who simply have a problem with acceptances. Seriously tho, get over this ish quick because Shinee don't deserve to be under this kind of light.

kimmiefonze manongja Sunday, October 23, 2016

If any one these commenters actually watch Happy Together all the time they will realize the format of the show. No one is hating and being unfair to Shinee so take a couple of seats you guys.

juukimie Saturday, October 22, 2016

This news are just making me very sad, Shinee is a sunbae idol group they already have a big status to be respected at these kind of shows it's not like they are new in korean tv. It's just sad!!!

Haneefah Saturday, October 22, 2016

its true.. I do sometimes question why its called happy together..

kimmiefonze Haneefah Sunday, October 23, 2016

Actually if you watch a lot of HT you'll notice that the personal connection with the hosts matter for a guest to have more screen time. Its kinda unfair because there are times that a celebrity friend is guesting and he already is talking for ten minutes while another more popular idol was only able to talk for about minutes. Its kinda unfair but the show has been going on for years so i guess their formula for not ass-kissing popular celebrities seems to work...

Haeryn Saturday, October 22, 2016

I didn't watch it but this isn't a show to promote, it's just a talkshow that isn't idol oriented at that (though it seems that more idols get invited lately). Lots of people get edited because only the most interesting things stay since people watch it because it's fun and not that or this person. It's just business, let's just be happy they appeared on Happy Together.

just_ynej Haeryn Saturday, October 22, 2016

i haven't watch it yet either.. But i'm an avid watcher of Happy Together.. Most of the time the guest are having a movie or tv drama and your right, them being there is the only thing that shows they are promoting something..The movie actors and actressess, most of them are not asked about their movies in details.. They all asked personal stories.. It just differs if the show or movie is already finished and they will just asked about it if something unusual or funny or a hit happened on the set or the show, aside from that they don't really get to promote. At the end of the show, singers just usually says a date if they're having a concert, if not they don't say things like "please support are album or please watch out for our mv or etc.."

Lulu_Key Haeryn Saturday, October 22, 2016

i u havent watched it then dont comment on it. This is not about the screen time or promoting the music, its about the treatment of the artist, cutting them in the middle of sentence and keep insisting on questions that clearly made them uncomfortable

just_ynej Lulu_Key Saturday, October 22, 2016

i based my comment on the article, i think that's what @Haeryn did too.. the article says about airtime and promoting the album.. But i could agree w/ you that i should watch it first to know how bad they really treated them. But as an avid watcher of HT, cutting them in the middle of the sentence or making them uncomfortable is a usual thing for the show. Of course i don't think it's good. And now that i think about it, if it was my bias, i would also feel bad. Even if i like them but since i am not a shawol, i've compared their experience w/ other known celebs who also were treated like that. I am not saying what they did was ok but what run to my mind was "oh, they did it again, poor them.." And since the effect of this news is bigger for shawols, and less for me, i get to say the things about what happens to the guests of ht. I hope i don't offend anyone anymore since i get to think now, that i wouldn't want my biases to experience something like this also..

oh_1812 Saturday, October 22, 2016

i didn't atch it yet honestly bit i can imagine it !! they screwed our 2PM as well in entrtainment today and now our SHINee!! hell KBS you are so so so going the wrong way

jnessy Saturday, October 22, 2016

happy together is not that type-of-show to promote, they just a regular talkshow that based on anything that happen on their guest daily lives. good looks or catchy outfits cannot guarantee you will have more screentime. you have to be funny, that's it.. the majority of viewers on happy together are mostly adult, they just want to be entertained. so if you just sit there, doing nothing. or just to shy to express yourself, it 100% guaranteed you will be edited out. no matter how much popularity you have..

PDlife Saturday, October 22, 2016

the main complaint to consider is that they didnt even played the song after the enterance i.e they werent able to promote their albumof group big groups like exo and bigbang  they even discussed about the album

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