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Nam Tae Hyun deletes letter to fans + YG Entertainment editing him out of SNS banner upsets fans

By jennywill   Sunday, November 27, 2016   172,581   18,450   0



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Nam Tae Hyun has deleted the letter to his fans.

After the announcement of his departure from WINNER and YG Entertainment, he had written a letter to his fans. However, now the letter has been deleted and been replaced instead by a selfie. 


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Fans are also upset that WINNER has replaced the header on their official Facebook page. However, instead of using a new photo with the four members, YG Entertainment used the group's debut photos with Nam Tae Hyun merely edited out, upsetting fans. 

What do you think of all this?

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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Applegm Thursday, January 12, 2017

YG should just leave a photo like it was at start... and just make another one... >.> but I guess its more cheap to use a photoshop.

cheshire_neko Monday, November 28, 2016

Stop shitting on YG and YGE for this, is pathetic and not worth it. I understand a lot of fans are upset and grieving (Taehyun was my bias, and Winner was my third favourite group after Infinite and IKon), but he edited out Taehyun due to legal reasons. Legally, since Taehyun is no longer under YGE and had his contract terminated, they are not allowed to use his photos for any advertising unless they pay him royalties for it. Also photoshoots are extremely expensive and timely to do, so it's completely unrealistic to "just take new photos". So many Inner Circles have been waiting (and whining) about the lack of completion of the EXIT album series, well wake-up call, it's because YG felt that Taehyun was not mentally ready/able to undergo that type of stress, so he pushed it back for HIS SAKE. He has has Taehyun's well-being in mind this entire time, even though it doesn't seem like it. YG said that Taehyun's mental unwellness has had an impact on Winner as a whole, and was the reason that nothing was being released. So to all the fans that have been constantly asking "Where's EXIT:X?!" but are now bitching at YGE and YG for terminating Taehyun's contract, just remember that YG did this so that you, the fans, Inner Circles, could have your album sooner and not have to put it off any longer. It's very unfortunate and sad, but this is just the truth. Lets support Taehyun, Winner and other YGE groups and show we can overcome this.

cheshire_neko Monday, November 28, 2016

Also it's not like they could just poof, take a new photo. They would need to rent out a studio and hire photographers, and this typically takes at least a few weeks' advanced notice to do. It's extremely unrealistic.

Kithisaki cheshire_neko Tuesday, November 29, 2016

If fans would say the other members were moving on too fast.

InvisibleBBC02 Monday, November 28, 2016

You know, you could've just put a picture of the 4 of them instead of cropping out Taehyunnie... it just doesn't feel right.

cheshire_neko InvisibleBBC02 Monday, November 28, 2016

It's extremely timely and expensive to take a new photo. For the standard that YGE has, they would've need to have made a reservation for a studio and the photographers many weeks in advance and also its extremely, extremely expensive. It's not an easy stand-them-in-front-of-the-camera-and-snap-a-picture type situation.

michinpabo Monday, November 28, 2016

I guess YG needs to leave YGE too. He needs to recover from his current mental health issue.

InvisibleBBC02 michinpabo Monday, November 28, 2016

Yeah, he suffers from that illness... what's it called? Im-a-dick-itis, I think?

lolhaha michinpabo Monday, November 28, 2016

Iono after LEE SOO MAN left his position for SM ENT, their management went to shit and lots of artists left so....

Fatimaaxo Monday, November 28, 2016

He's out of the group. Why would you keep the picture of someone who's gone? But the reality hurts so much I miss 2NE1 and Winner with Taehyun

Sehiza Fatimaaxo Monday, November 28, 2016

It's not they should keep him, they shouldn't edit him out of the debut picture like he never existed it would have been better if they used a new one.

Fatimaaxo Sehiza Monday, November 28, 2016

Ooooh I see

jayan Monday, November 28, 2016

Not cool YG not cool at all, you're losing your cool with losing one of the best female bands the band that helped you make  your name bigger and with BB members soon enlisting one after another his is how you treat your youngsters and their fans? Not cool! Mental health problems you say? Really? As much as i know Taehyun is still part of the company (maybe not for too long), not only fans matter here, who obviously will get upset. Instead of using a new photos (when a member leaves the band, it is important to keep the image and make a new one with the remaining ones, cause it won't be the same, every member play their special important role in the band, it's been two years for them and when one leaves it cannot possibly be the same, so you have to make the change and it's important to have a new pictures with remaining members, it's called professionalism...The company is responsible for this. it's so pitiful for such a name like YG to make this kind of mistake without thinking about the image of the band and most importantly how they will feel! If Tae indeed has a mental health problems, then congratulations YG you just played a big role in increasing his mental state problems.  I guess I'm really getting old seeing all of this happening... cause when you in Korean entertainment industry for more than 10 years with seeing all the up and downs when k-pop rise to such popularity becoming internationally phenomenal   and suddenly all of this starting to happen....yeah nothing lasts forever....this words becoming more and more real....

shikey Monday, November 28, 2016

i get that ic are sad , but it's not like they can keep his picture if he is not in the group anymore

Maggie shikey Monday, November 28, 2016

The least YG can do is not use an old photo and DELETE him from the picture. How sadist is that?

cheshire_neko Maggie Monday, November 28, 2016

No one seems to understand how the whole photoshoot thing seems to work, so let me explain the best I can: It is not just them gathering the 4 Winner members together and taking pictures. They would've need to have book a studio and their photographers many, MANY weeks in advance to be able to do so at the standard of photo quality that YGE has. Not only is it massively time consuming, it's also EXTREMELY expensive. It's completely unrealistic for them to have just whipped up a new photo for Taehyun's departure. I understand its very upsetting, but in the business world, this was the more realistic solution (though I agree, YGE could've just used their logo).

anonymouswriters cheshire_neko Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I understand you but as a neutral netizen passerby, I think that some ICs are feeling bad of YG cropping taehyun and generally they just want the YG to just use any other photo with the four members and then just putting it together. I don't think that a photoshoot is a must to create a page.

Maggie cheshire_neko Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Well obviously you don't care. You don't understanding what the DELETING symbolize in those fans' heart. Sure, something can be done saving money. But that's not what I'm talking, is it? I am not a WINNER fan by any means. But I do understand human decency.

anonymouswriters Maggie Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Human Decency!!! Yes, that's exactly what it is! You go girl :D

moon_luv Monday, November 28, 2016

Out of all pictures, it had to be their debut picture? That's like a kick to the face for many fans like me. And I'm so sad Nam Tae Hyun had to leave WINNER. Be healthy and we're all waiting for your successful return.

Sehiza Monday, November 28, 2016

Jinwoo updated a pic earlier  this day withe the 5 members but he soon deleted and that's more saddening .

LAFF92 Monday, November 28, 2016

I agree, the photo should not have been photoshopped not because it's not right but because fans needs time to 'grieve' and be saddened. But like it or not, at the end of the day accepting the fact early on is what's needed in this situation, otherwise dragging it would be more painful to others. I realized that there are more kids than adults in this forum, and for that we should be more patient and accepting with their views. When I was younger, I was so pissed when NSYNC disbanded, lol. I so hated Justin for awhile.Then I grew up and felt stupid for the things I was thinking then. But that was just me since I had another bias in that group. My point, there are things unknown to us, things we don't know behind the scenes. I'm not siding with anyone. I just refuse to say ill against something or someone. Although it's a long shot, considering his situation right now, I I would hate it if NTH can read all your misgivings and hate towards YG. What if they parted amicably, how do you think NTH feels reading all these hate comments? And even if they didn't, negativity can be an enabler to stress related sickness. Have a good day everyone.! Peace <3   NTH, fighting!

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LAFF92  L_Carter (Banned) Monday, November 28, 2016

Omg, don't let me start with BSB, lol. Nick , love em. And then 98 degrees happened. Fun times in Madison Square Garden, lol.

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