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LABOUM says sajaegi rumors are false, currently taking legal action against rumors

By jennywill   Tuesday, May 2, 2017   53,978   3,011   0



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LABOUM's label denied sajaegi rumors.

The rumors had started with LABOUM's win on 'Music Bank', as viewers couldn't believe a song that ranked so low on digital charts could have won. Also, the first-week album sales count of 28,000 is a very high jump from their previous album's 900 first-week sales and 3,000 total sales.

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However, LABOUM's label said,

LABOUM's 2nd mini album 'MISS THIS KISS' is definitely not sajaegi. We are currently pursuing a lawsuit against those writing hate comments saying this is sajaegi for spreading false information.
We will also be taking legal action against netizens leaving hate comments on LABOUM's personal SNS as if the false news of sajaegi was actually true, and we will also be taking legal action against media outlets who reported the sajaegi as if it was true.
In February, LABOUM signed a global CF deal with 'S' and filmed the CF. 'S' has over 500 chain stores in Korea, and is a global franchise group that also has affiliated stores in Southeast Asia.
The company that signed with LABOUM in 2017 suggested that we have a free gift event for customers not just in Korea, but overseas as well. The company bought CDs to match the event properly from a distributor, and we were planning to release the event to customers who visited the stores.
The reason why we did not immediately reply to sajaegi rumors after winning #1 on KBS' 'Music Bank' was because of legal matters and circumstances. We also had a confidentiality agreement with the CF company, and could not just make an announcement by ourselves because the CF had not aired yet.
However, the LABOUM members and the label could not just watch the image defamation as well as the pain the fans supporting LABOUM was going through, so we received the permission and cooperation from the CF company and will be making our announcement.
We do not want LABOUM's blood and sweat and effort that has been poured into becoming the top girl group all turned into nothing because of the criticism and curses.
We apologize to the fans and public for the situation getting bigger because we did not take action at first, and we will take this opportunity to have better communication with fans.
Also, we see that the companies that trusted LABOUM and used them as CF models will also suffer damages to images, so we will be answering rumors for the franchises.
We are letting you know that LABOUM won #1 fairly from the high album sales and broadcast points due to the franchise event that used LABOUM as their models, as well as the management's promotions. 
We ask once again to stop spreading false information and hate comments on sajaegi, and ask you do not harm others by damaging LABOUM's image.

Sacredproz Thursday, May 4, 2017

The REAL victim of the drama is actually WINNER. 

If Laboum didnt have a sponsor buying their albums, they would have dropped to around 10th or below, while WINNER would have gotten that 200+ or more points needed to overtake IU in scores. Laboum didnt just steal from IU, they stole WINNER's rights to be nominated as well as their trophy.

Alberta_Man Sacredproz Thursday, May 4, 2017

WINNER should have beaten IU when IU had the handicap of a goose egg for physical sales? That zero is artificial. The moralizing going on here is really insufferable. The groups that already have everything in terms of money, market power, and the associated popularity have to have even more, right?

Sacredproz Alberta_Man Friday, May 5, 2017

Just because you only have $10 while i have 1 million, doesnt mean you can just take $10 away from me. Its not about who has more wins already, its about who really deserve it. IMO, a bought win isnt deserved

hyelinnie Wednesday, May 3, 2017

oh, my god. It's ONE SHOW! LET THESE GIRLS HAVE THEIR WIN. WHY IS IT SO SERIOUS, IU DONT EVEN NEED THAT WIN, SHE BE STUFFING WINS EVERY OTHER DAY. Laboum DESERVES it, just how IU deserves all of her success as well. Let bygones be bygones, goddamn.

Sacredproz hyelinnie Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Whats the point in having a bought win? Its not about who wins, people could care less about IU's loss if it was legit, but losing to a bought win, thats stupid

BigBlueagain hyelinnie Wednesday, May 3, 2017

They don't deserve this. If they did, we wouldn't be complaining about it.

Alberta_Man Sacredproz Thursday, May 4, 2017

"bought" by who? According to your theory, some customers are legit and some aren't. But that's you and your high horse, not the way it works. If I have corporate and retail customers, that's legit. What's not legit is if a customer is not arm's length, and that's an issue regardless of who that customer is. There's no evidence here the sales were not to arm's length entities. You worry other groups will do this? Good luck to them! They still have to find customers, whether corporate or not, and if they don't have quality product they won't sell. You are repeatedly obscuring the fact that there was no SELF-DEALING here because the major customer here was not the same as the seller.

Sacredproz Alberta_Man Friday, May 5, 2017

It was bought for promotional purposes, thats what makes it wrong. If they bought it and kept it for themselves, very well. But they bought it with the intention of promoting their own brand, which is in a contract with Laboum's company. its like how samsung bought a million of rihanna's albums, billboard didnt count those sales in, because they were unethical, same thing here the sales shouldnt be counted if it was for promotional purposes.

G_Kkaebsong Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wow their agency is so butthurt. All the accusations were based on facts and their were pretty logical, yet they will take legal actions? Of course people will be suspicious when a nugu group wins over IU. Seriously I really like Laboum but their dumb agency is destroying any chance of them getting popular.

10thsense G_Kkaebsong Friday, May 5, 2017

you cant destroy something that was never built

Longan_Lychee Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Poor Laboum, suffering because of their dumb as fuck agency

shyloone Wednesday, May 3, 2017

lol lol lol the funny thing i would say 4 of these groups would have to be TRUE,

BigBlueagain Tuesday, May 2, 2017

They did not win fairly and I hope they do sue some of the press for what they pring. I'm gonna LMFAO when they lose the case(s)

former_ARMY_exoL Tuesday, May 2, 2017

when a real talent finally got their win,knets started hating,,,what is wrong with their brain???

MbaG007 former_ARMY_exoL Thursday, May 4, 2017

Let the real talent win with albums bought by actual fans, then no-one would complain.

rickkelly Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ask yourselves why a music show cares about album sales. It probably ties back to ratings, and extremely dedicated fans who will watch and participate and buy the products that get advertised. These 28000 albums don't represent real fans, at least not yet.

moonlight_22 Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Seolhyun should tell all her CF companies to buy AOA album sometimes.

TimeForChocolate Tuesday, May 2, 2017

TeenTop, Laboum and BTS were accused by K-netz. The diference between BTS and TeenTop/Laboum is that they actually do have receipts. Literal receipts that Russian fans produced. Some was accused by I-netz who didnt know Some was a hit in Korea. BlackPink did charts higher than IOI with Whistle and Playing With Fire. Those two songs alone beat all of IOIs discography combined thats why they IOI win ROY.

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