Girls‘ Generation‘s Taeyeon surprised fans after getting hilariously real about her feelings for her managing label, SM Entertainment. Turns out fans aren’t the only ones with complaints!
Along with her fellow artists at the company, Taeyeon has been participating in the SMTOWN LIVE 2022 concerts, the most recent one of which was the three-day concert in Tokyo. While there are still other locations left on the tour, the concerts so far have already provided fans with many noteworthy moments. From stunning vocal performances to adorably funny moments, the artists of SM Entertainment have had all eyes on them.
As expected, Girls’ Generation proved their status as legends of the industry. They delivered an emotional performance at the concert in Korea that left Hyoyeon in tears.
Yet, despite the success of the members’ performance, Taeyeon had some complaints regarding her own setlist for the concert in Tokyo. She took to social media to express frustration about the issue—and with her company.
In a Bubble update, she told SONE that she would do her best on the final day of the concert. Then, she responded to a fan by apologizing for not being able to perform any of her Japanese songs at SMTOWN LIVE. By way of explanation, she hilariously said, “I hate SM.”
“today is the last day of smtown concert in tokyo. i will do my best on the stage and find more sone!! let’s have more fun 💜”
“ah i’m reallyx6 sorry that i can’t let you listen to my japanese songs (at the concert).. it’s such a pity….. i hate sm”
— chloe (@ultsootaeng) August 29, 2022
The comment naturally took fans by surprise, but many immediately praised her frankness, particularly considering her value to the company.
taeyeon openly saying she hates sm… I love her energy 😭, they better start treating her good real quick cuz I’ll be such a loss for sm to lose a vocalist like her— like,, they already lost Luna lol stop wasting talent pls @ sm
— 💤 wanso 🎶 (@rainstopswhen) August 29, 2022
This led to SONEs pointing out that a single solo stage for an artist at Taeyeon’s level is unfair…
Taeyeon is a senior artiste. She brings so much in terms of digitals, charts etc and this is how SM is treating her 😑 With only 1 solo stage on smtown when she has so many great songs she can perform
— 👑♓️💙 (@starcrossed309) August 29, 2022
but seriously tho, taeyeon has been carrying sm's digital points, the charts, etc but only one solo song for the concert? plus, she's a senior artist in the company. but it's almost as if she's just a guest there.
— ᴛᴀᴇʏᴇᴏɴ ꜱᴛᴜꜰꜰ 🏹 (@kimtaenos) August 29, 2022
Especially considering that the concert in Tokyo was three days long, which should have provided enough space for Taeyeon to perform at least more than one song.
But of course, it’s much more likely that Taeyeon simply meant the comment as a joke. There are certainly many fans who would find it relatably funny! Some SONEs reacted with the funniest memes to Taeyeon’s message…
Taeyeon : Taeyeon :
good morning sone💜 I hate sm pic.twitter.com/RE5Lfbowwe
— Mini👩| KBS2 #IfYouWishUponMe (@ayohelloitsMini) August 29, 2022
…while others latched on to another message in which she promised to show fans her songs at her own concert.
Taeyeon said she hates SM for not letting her perform japanese songs at the smcon tokyo and told us to wait for her own solo concert😭
TaengCon is coming!!!
— ㅌ ㅅ (@taengsynim) August 29, 2022
But of course, fans are still hoping to see much more of her at SMTOWN LIVE 2022!
A PETITION FOR SM TO LET TAEYEON SING 2022 VERSION OF RESCUE ME pic.twitter.com/FDVya8LteP
— ㅌ ㅅ (@taengsynim) August 29, 2022
While we’ve yet to see if any changes will be made to Taeyeon’s setlist in future ‘SM family’ concerts, at least we know she’ll always keep it real with fans!