SM was heavily criticised as soon as they released the new SM Station MV, which features the LGBT community.
Recently, SM Entertainment has published the MV of the newest song from the project SM Station called “Page 0,” which was sung by two big names of the KPOP world: TaeYeon and MeloMance. The song is believed to contain images supporting the LGBT community, which has brought the company many mixed reactions from Korean netizens. Even until these days, LGBT is still considered a sensitive topic in Korea, which is why an MV supporting this community might not be completely approved by the Korean public, even if it is from a big entertainment company.
“Page 0” is reportedly not the only LGBT-featuring song to be released by SM. Regarding this topic, netizens also mention Red Velvet’s “Wish Tree” and “Bad Boy,” which are thought to have various “girl love” images. SM is being bashed by netizens, who believe the company intentionally pulls the “gay” trick so that their music can gather more attention.
“SM usually puts this kind of images into their MVs.”
“The MV for Red Velvet’s “Wish Tree” is also about LGBT.”
“SM does this to attract attention, all because of money of course.”
“Maybe they do this for attention.”
“I don’t understand why they have to make an MV with this kind of meanings.”
“I’m so disappointed of MeloMance.”
Along with the disapproving comments, this powerful entertainment empire is also receiving support from the KPOP fans.
“I’m an LGBT. This MV really made me cry, I feel like Tae Yeon and MeloMance are cheering me up.”
“I wish this world can become a place everyone can be what they want to be regardless of their looks.”
“This is an MV that brings strength to the LGBT supporters like us.”