SM Entertainment ‘exploited’ and controlled Kris like a pawn’
An undisclosed source has revealed to Yonhap News that SM Entertainment exploited Kris’s financial difficulties.
“SM (Entertainment) controlled him like a pawn or a control-target rather than offering him opportunities as a celebrity,” a source close to Kris said.
“SM has claimed an absolute authority in decision making for all of his performances, events and activities,” the source added.
The source also revealed that Kris had financial difficulties despite the group’s success in Asia.
“Over the distribution of profit, SM only showed him a self-made bill without any further detailed explanation. … This forced (him) into constant financial difficulties despite an overload of work and activities,” the source was cited as saying.
“We insist that SM has abused its superior authority over Kris to exploit him,” the source claimed, calling Kris’ exclusive contract with SM invalid because the contract overly limits his basic human rights.
“A lawsuit regarding the termination of the contract has been submitted under Kris’s Chinese name on the 15th.” 10Asia’s article read.
SM Entertainment was quick to deny the allegations this morning but has since confirmed that it was looking into the facts.
“We are perplexed by the incident … we will do our best to keep EXO’s activities on track.” An S.M. Entertainment spokesperson told Yonhap.
Source: Korea Herald
Do you think the other members are being treated this way too? What would you have done if you were in Kris’s position?