SM Entertainment Criticized For Pushing Through With ‘SM China Audition’ Despite Netizen Disapproval

There are a number of reasons for the disappointment.

SM Entertainment has recently revealed the audition poster for their 2019 SM China Audition.

Netizens were disappointed that they are pushing through with the audition for a number of reasons, the first being their Chinese artist’s statements on the Hong Kong protests. Lay, for instance, shared sympathies with the Hong Kong police.

Look at Chinese idols’ statements about the Hong Kong protest. SM is stupidㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

– Korean Netizen

Moreover, they insisted that the Chinese market is futile to enter.

Please stop ㅠㅠ Don’t debut Chinese idols. Anyway, Kpop can’t enter the Chinese market. Wake up!ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

– Korean Netizen

They also criticized the poster itself, insulted that Taemin appeared as a solo artist but excluded SHINee.

Netizens pointed out that regardless of their disapproval, SM Entertainment will always push through with auditions in China considering the large income that Lay and Victoria brought in.

Source: TheQoo