According to Super Junior’s Leeteuk, it’s thanks to him the SM Entertainment artists hold shares of the company.
In the September 12 episode of MBC’s Radio Star, the second part of Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk and Choi Siwon’s guest appearance on the show aired.
During the talk, the MCs asked the Super Junior members about the much-publicized issuance of stocks to its in-house artists this past spring.
Leeteuk then revealed, “In the case of the stocks, we contemplated and deeply discussed what would help bring [SM] and its in-house artists a closer sense of intimacy. After gathering the opinions of the members, I directly relayed the opinions [to Lee Soo Man].”
The Super Junior leader then relayed to Lee Soo Man the suggestion of opening up stocks to its in-house artists, arguing that it would help bring to the artists a sense of ownership over the company and would provide less incentives for its artists to break away.
Leeteuk shared he shared to Lee Soo Man that he believed the artists would work harder if this was granted.
The MCs turned to the other Super Junior members and asked them if they knew of this to which Leeteuk confidently stated, “They probably don’t know.”
But Eunhyuk then burst his bubble saying, “All our friends know it. Leeteuk hyung gathers all the artists and keeps telling this story.”
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