Shortly after news announcing that Super Junior would be making a comeback for the first time in approximately 2 years this October, opposition toward the group’s comeback as 8-members is one the rise.
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It’s been revealed that Super Junior will be making a comeback with the following members later this year – Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Siwon, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Shindong, and Sungmin. (Siwon, Eunhyuk, and Donghae will be returning from their military service soon, while Ryeowook and Kyuhyun enlisted last year and this year, respectively. Kangin is currently on hiatus after his 2nd DUI case back in May of 2016.)
Netizens’ opposition toward the 8-member comeback specifically target member Sungmin, who got married back in December of 2014 to musical actress Kim Sa Eun. Many netizens, after finding out that Sungmin would be taking part in this year’s comeback, commented, “Please leave… after 2014 I haven’t been able to listen to group songs at all and only listen to solo songs, so even if they comeback, I don’t think I’ll be able to endure listening to the new songs… please just go… do you need money that much…”, “I’m honestly curious… does he still even have fans?”, “You know, I wanted to congratulate you sincerely on your marriage, I liked you once upon a time, but now I just feel like I’ve stepped in poo”, “I’m sorry but I really can’t stand you… Can you please just go be a celebrity overseas? Is it because if you’re not Super Junior, you can’t make any money? Then why did you…”, etc.
It seems K-netizens still feel that Sungmin mistreated fans during the process of his unexpected marriage back in 2014, inflicting negative burdens on Super Junior’s group promotions at the time. Netizens believe that Sungmin chose to get married despite his members and his label being against it, plus that the Sungmin wanted to hold his wedding ceremony on December 13 no matter what, the day he met Kim Sa Eun, despite the fact that he had to skip out on practicing for ‘Super Show’ in Japan scheduled for that month and flew back to Korea by himself. There were also fans who claimed that in his signature, which they received during fan sign events, he hid his then girlfriend’s nickname, “MiMi”. Others are still angered by the fact that Sungmin did not take fans’ advice to “hide that you’re dating” in order to prevent any backlash on Super Junior.
Do you agree with netizens, or are they holding grudges too long?
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