The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards is involved to yet another controversy as Girls’ Generation, EXO and other SM Entertainment artists remain vague of their appearances for the ceremony.
An article about the speculation was published on November 24th. It cited that as Mnet settled with YG Entertainment and allowed their artists to be included in the line-up, it was speculated to have gone the wrong way with SM Entertainment instead.
According to a representative, the competition between broadcasting and management agencies are high as the ceremony nears. However, as Mnet resolved their issues with YG Entertainment eventually allowing their artists to attend, other agencies were assumed to have boycotted the ceremony, largely causing an issue.
This was related to the Girls’ Generation or EXO’s attendance yet to be confirmed as talks between the two sides are being held.
If true, SM Entertainment will be the second company to refuse the invite after FNC Entertainment declared their absence, which caused criticisms from the netizens.
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+ 14791, – 441] Why are they being so childish and playing tug o’ war with each other over a award ceremony. It’s also funny how it says “Asian” awards and only Korean artists end up going but it’s hosted in Hong Kong. It’s all just a show
[+ 11718, – 1631] MAMA? You mean YG concert
[+ 9537, – 856] The most active singers of 2015 should really show face
[+ 10128, – 1763] It’s already a YG concert…SM just boycott it..
[+ 5846, – 969] So from SM they need what only 3 groups? EXO, SNSD and f(x)?
[+ 2317, – 381] Isn’t MAMA = YG concert? Let’s just boycott this and have a separate SM concert