Following the spread of news regarding EXO member Luhan’s lawsuit against SM Entertainment, Super Junior‘s Leeteuk and columnist Heo Ji Woong have been belatedly gaining attention for their recent talk show appearances for possibly predicting the incident.
Leeteuk was a guest on the October 8 episode of MBC’s “Radio Star,” and during the show, he was suggested by MC Kim Gu Ra to join the discussion panel of JTBC’s “War of Words.” The idol rejected the offer, however, and explained, “I like such positions, but you talk too much about SM.” Fellow Super Junior member Heechul used to be a member of the talk show, and was often asked to share insider information about cases related to SM artists.
MC Kim Gu Ra continued by bringing up the recent incident regarding Jessica‘s departure from Girls’ Generation, and said, “What else is there? Isn’t Jessica’s case the final one?” Hearing this, Leeteuk revealed, “You would think it is the last one, right?”
Seeing his fellow Super Junior members slightly startled by their leader’s words, Leeteuk explained, “Because you never know about others. Life is a constant process of solving cases.”
On October 9, the MCs of JTBC’s “War of Words” discussed the sudden outburst of controversies including artists of SM Entertainment.
Columnist and TV personality Heo Ji Woong said, “Kris left in May, Sulli‘s dating rumors began to spread in July, and Jessica left in September. Personally, I feel like a foreign member will stir up trouble again in November.”
MC Lee Yoon Suk added, “When Heechul left our program, he said, ‘There will be multiple incidents taking place in the future,’ right? Over dinner last time, he said, ‘There’s not much time left,’ and that referred to Jessica’s situation.”
Korean netizens are now speculating if Leeteuk and Heo Ji Woong were aware of the ongoing conflict between Luhan and SM Entertainment, or whether everything is simply a coincidence.