[NEWS] DBSK forced to a corner; freedom comes at a price of 10.6 billion TWD

DBSK forced to a corner; freedom comes at a price of 10.6 billion TWD

Unsatisfied with their treatment under their managing company, members of Korean superstar boyband Dong Bang Shin Ki, namely Xiah Junsu, Youngwoong Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun have brought their case to court.

However, once the hearing is held and if the members lose their case, a compensation sum of approximately 10.6 billion TWD will have to be paid, tantamount to forcing them into a tight corner.

At the beginning of this month, news of the three members being dissatisfied with SM Entertainment and wanting to leave had begun to surface. In return, SM declared publicly that there was no such thing, and even professed that if they wanted to leave, then they would have to pay to do so.

Once the news of this got out, the 800 thousand strong fan base of Dong Bang Shin Ki almost immediately took action, firstly by using the cancellation of the SM Town Concert to start a boycott of SM products as a form of support for their idols.

SM Entertainment has also seemingly not cared much about all of these measures fans have been taking. Instead, SM has been registering the names of their popular groups such as Super Junior and So Nyeo Shi Dae (Girls’ Generation) as well as Dong Bang Shin Ki, in order to prevent Dong Bang Shin Ki from starting over elsewhere.

According to news reports, a seminar where media experts and scholars came together to discuss this problem all stood on DBSK’s side, saying that SM has used DBSK merely for profit, and the amount that they are paid every year, five miliion TWD, is ridiculous.

Now that DBSK wants their freedom back, the price that they have to pay is far too much, and purely a device to back them into a corner that they cannot retreat out of.

The “Dong Bang Shin Ki Seminar”, co-held by fans, scholars and media experts, was held in order to examine what would happen in the case if the three members lost the case: the end result would be to pay the 10.6 billion TWD compensation sum.

Thus, fans have denounced SM as a bloodsucking company, and they wish to voice out for their idols via the SM boycott

10 600 000 000 Taiwan dollars = 401.778473 billion South Korean won

10 600 000 000 Taiwan dollars = 321.02100 million U.S. dollars

Source: Yahoo! News
Translated by: hazel @ http://asianfanatics.net/
Shared by: DBSKnights + Asian Entertainment News
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Always Keep The Faith~! Pray hard for the boys! the hearing is on the 21st

6 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    holy sht.....but not like its a surprise...h.o.t. told us so waaaayy back about sm...

  2. Anonymous says:

    OMG! its a lot..
    im sure they'll win. they deserve better!!
    dbsk~~ fighting

  3. d'petals says:

    yup..they deserve better~
    i think youngwoong, micky n xiah have their point..evnthough they hve received 11billion so far, but compared 2 wht they hve earned..its nothing~ they should received more..n SM Town shall not worked thm out 2 death.. poor oppa~

  4. Minako says:

    Sm doesn't really give them what they deserved but they demand more from them if they lose?
    You mean all these years they've done nothing?
    DBSK will win, I'm sure ^^

  5. Anonymous says:

    don't judge the sm entertainment....only>>>>
    b'coz....JUNSU, JAEJOONG and MICKY read understood, signed and agreed the contract between SM....and they know what they signed before they debuted...

    I love all of the SM ARTISTS////

    but how can junsu, jaejoog and MICKY betray SM after they get the fame......
    SM helped them to be famous, rich, and,to enhance more of their talents....

    we all know that they sue the SM b'coz of their complaint, "LIFE CONTRACT" but we all know that this contract will assure and the way of their better future than their past...

    they must be thankful.....
    b'coz SM made them as SUPERSTARS OF KOREA and ASIA....

    but these people were made b'coz of SM ENTERTAINMENT....

  6. Anonymous says:

    I dun think they betray sm, because they deserve even more better, for wat they have done in the past five yrs.
    Yes, sm did helped them to be famous, but only part of it. Oppas puts lots of effort to reach there, and tat, we all can see wif our own eyes and hear with our own ears.
    So oppa can be famous, not ALL sm give, in fact i believe that is oppa hard work that make them famous.
    Although not enough slp, still wanna compose song, still improving, sick le, still wanna perform, tired le, still wanna practice.
    We are not them, we forever wun know how oppa is feeling, how tired they are, how stress they are. They just wan some freedom, that is the right that every human can have. At least can rest.
    dun talk abt the money, jus only talk abt their health, is enough...
    I know sm gives them a very gd training so that the singer can improve their skills, but if a person dun have tat talent, no matter how gd that training is, is equal useless.
    Oppa talent is not sm give one, is oppa keep improving, keep practice, keep on working hard to get the talent.
    Put ourselve as oppa, if is us, what we will feel?
    All this is wat i think. in fact, i believe in them. Cos they are not the only one who suffer.

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