Japan’s weekly magazine “Real Live” wrote an article titled, “Wasn’t it just KARA? SNSD may also disband” in their most recent publication.
It reported, “The problems arose from differences in schooling. The group was divided into high school graduates, college students, and Americans.” And that “because seven of the nine members are 21 years old, there is a quite a bit of rivalry.”
“Real Live” also reported, “The lead vocalist Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, and Sunny are high school graduates, and Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun are college students. Tiffany and Jessica were born in America.” Also, “the college group is jealous of the fact that Taeyeon of the high school graduate group is being favored. The Americans have a weird sense of pride that is hard to handle.”
In addition, “Real Live” made references to certain controversial topics from the past. From the bullying rumor that spurred from the video of Yoona lifting Tiffany’s skirt, to the rumor of Jessica cursing at Seohyun, as well as Hyoyeon’s quote from the talk show WinWin regarding how it used to be awkward for her and Taeyeon, so much so that she, “couldn’t have a meal with Taeyeon because the food wouldn’t go down [her] throat.”
The article ended by saying, “Because SNSD saw the ramifications of DBSK’s disbandment, they know that it’ll become difficult for them to continue to work if they were to betray their agency. It is unlikely for them to end up like KARA, but there is a high possibility of one or two members withdrawing from the group. “
SONEs are absolutely infuriated and have said, “This is ridiculous,” and “They wrote this because of an inferiority complex as a result of the Hallyu wave.”
This is the first time that the press intentionally wrote a malicious article regarding SNSD, and SM Entertainment said in response, “This is an unfounded rumor started with malicious intent. It’s an issue not even worth confronting.”
Well, I’ll be damned.