Yet another scandal for SM this year. Everyone is running out of popcorn at this point.
Anyway, I don't have the time right now for analysis or anything on this matter, so this is simply an open thread for people to comment below. Other authors, feel free to update this as news comes out. I have other crap to be doing instead of sitting on this waiting for new information to come out.
“He [Luhan] had expressed that he wanted to focus on individual activities in China rather than moving as a group with EXO due to health issues, and we were in the middle of discussing his future activities, so this sudden lawsuit is puzzling.”
“However, seeing that, just as in the case with Kris, Luhan filed for a lawsuit with the same law firm in the same way without reason makes us think that after gaining popularity with the group, he is now prioritizing his own personal benefit with disregard for those affected by the termination of his contract. Moreover, it seems that there is a behind-the-scenes influence.”
“Regarding this situation, we plan to take thorough action with international partners and legal experts. And we would like to state that EXO activities will all proceed as planned.”Also according to Sina who broke the story the reasons for the contract termination are:
1. SM Entertainment is not able to give good future development plans for Luhan.
2. There is a discrimination in terms of treatment between Korean and Chinese members
3. The allocations of resources are not reasonable.
4. Experiencing health issues due to over-exhaustion in both body and in stress.