SM Entertainment Absent from ‘Infinity Challenge Music Festival’ + FTC Starts Investigation

This has been a busy year from SM Entertainment. And I don’t mean that in a good way. Let’s start with the “not as bad” news. SM Entertainment will have no representation to the Infinity Challenge Music Festival. Why? Apparently according to SM, nobody really has plans to do it.

“The musicians under SM Entertainment have no plans to appear on ‘Infinity Challenge Music Festival’ this time. There is no special reason for it.”

(check out the full article here at allkpop.com)

This is leading a lot of netizens to speculate about the real reason nobody will be there. Some are saying it’s “blackmail”, some are saying that “they’re lacking talent”, some are saying that “SM doesn’t have anything new to offer”, among other accusations. Here’s the thing. They said nobody has plans to be there. So nobody will be there. Does anybody really honestly think with all the legal drama they’re going through right now that they’re in a position to stir up more controversy?

Speaking of legal drama and controversy.

The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is about to be added to the list of people that SM Entertainment has to worry about it. This is involving Noh Min Woo’s claims. Remember way back when he said that he was involved in a slave contract with them?

“Before Noh Min Woo debuted, SM formed a 17-year exclusive contract after a one-sided decision for extension. Even after leaving SM afterwards, he started independent promotions, but all broadcasting companies blocked Noh Min Woo’s appearances.”

(check out the full article here at allkpop.com)

Well now the FTC has decided they want to look into these allegations personally. Apparently, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has started its own investigation already and they also came out and said that on June 29, Noh Min Woo himself went to them to testify against SM in regards to the issue.

I really don’t know how this one is going to turn out.

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