So they, a rookie group less than 2 years old, managed to win that award despite the STIFF sunbae competition on top of becoming million sellers… T_TIf I tell and explain everything wrong that happened in 2014 I could be here quite a while, so I’ll keep it short and jump to Baek’s instagram post.
All eyes were on them no doubt and the public and fans were looking forward to their next promotions and their first concert tour… SO you can imagine the laser focus this drew to the group and to the company. He made that post (xx) and one or two others I think, in response to the vicious and heinous reactions he and Taeyeon received after Dispatch revealed they were dating. Well to add fuel to the fire, Baek had made a sort of cheeky promise that he wouldn’t date until EXO had made it, weren’t rookies anymore… those deluded fans who took him seriously flipped out.
Okay now winding back to what I mentioned earlier: rumor theories. Oh, and Luhan was EXO’s biggest China connection and most popular member in China … A few months later, Luhan was making literally millions on his own, which reinforced the premise that the dude was worth wayyyy too valuable for SM to give up willingly.
Theories about every damn thing started floating around. Which of course they didn’t , which is why the main lawsuit lasted for about 2 years.
I'm more reminded of the faces and voices of those I'm thankful towards...
and I'm delivering this letter with a heavy and cautious heart.
I have that on my blog and can hunt it down for you if you want to read the full body of “Evidence ™” but it’s actually plausible. Luhan and Jessica’s respective departures literally happened within two weeks of each other !!! Between all three departures, you felt like you were getting punched in the gut, then the face, then the genitalia, then kicked on the ground.Sungmin’s representative is reported to have said, "After a lot of thought, we have been informed that he has made the important decision to get married.The two have shown a loving image [as a couple] through their faith and support of one another.For context, Overdose came as a follow up to EXO’s smashing 2013 success with Growl Repackage and Miracles in December. The fandom was l i t e r a l l y imploding and people were taking pro-Kris and anti-Kris stances everywhere and calling him a traitor and calling fans fake and — and there was the part where only Suho was on stage to receive EXO’s award right after the news came out and my soul broke in half and the days you could tell EXO had been crying before coming onstage and and and – THERE WAS JUST SO MUCH SAD AND ANGRY IN THE FANDOM I hated it.
They became the first artists to become million-album sellers in years with Growl and they won Album of the Year at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, when G Dragon had won pretty much every thing else that night (lmao) and SHINee was also up for the award. There are many bloggers who were around, who I followed during that time who aren’t around anymore.
The sticky part is how people started to analyze why this departure was not so sudden, and I will return to that in a bit.