“Today, a reporter from the weekly magazine “In Current Affairs” posted honest and truthful tweets about SM and the Korean entertainment world so I decided to introduce it here.
The news from this magazine is greatly trusted in Korea. To confront the tyranny of those who have power, an effort to convey accurate and fair vision for the rights of people, the weekly news magazine is trusted highly.”
When you look closely the entertainment world seems to be like a place for politics too. Comparing the power between Entertainment companies vs. Broadcasting stations, comparing the power between companies, comparing power between companies and affiliated celebrities, comparing power between celebrities themselves… I want to investigate the entertainment world through the viewpoint of politics.
Sm’s President Lee oSo Man’s leadership seemed to model a “paternalistic” leadership. Having to lead such a large family, the biggest worry in his mind is the withdrawal of members. Regarding this problem the method he has taken is punishment.. A thorough method: “If you leave SM, it’s Siberia for you!”
He who shows a father like leadership, President Lee Soo Man are cold to the entertainers that leave his home but is warm to the entertainers that remain. Belonging to other companies, he sttil does do things such as re-employing the different members as vocal or dance trainers. Seion, So it is this strategy of hot and cold that they are using. (T/N: Hot and cold in the sense that they welcome them and then just as easily turn their back on them)
In this game of competition between entertainment companies, there is one absolute rule they will never break. The rule is “among large entertainment companies, they never take in entertainers that have left their former company”. But then those celebrities that are now outside the fence of their company can then act in order to benefit themselves. There is this kind of invisible trick too.
By saying that the entertainment world is like politics, this can be illustrated by observing the behavior of the lawyers of these professional celebrities. Lawyers who work in this field rarely go to courts regarding lawsuits against large entertainment companies. The funny thing is that the people in these companies were the people first started off saying that they would protect the rights of these celebrities. As if he was a legislator doing what was for the better good for the public.
SM President Lee Soo Man’s paternal leadership reaches into Japan too due to their partnerships with Avex. But I think that is the extent to which it reaches. Celebrities that leave companies cannot be viewed as traitors because all that remains is the unfair contracts regarding the rights of these celebrities.