What you see isn’t true – SJ isn’t a happy group.(Written by Korean ELF)
Hiding in their smile are tears.
On 6th November 2005, they were put on stage in a way of planned project making people generally understand the system. (At first,SM planned to change the 12 members if they are not satisfied,just like the Janpanese gruops.SM had the right to add new member to replace the original one.) Even Knowing that they’ll finally separate,SJ still smile. One year passed and SM changed the plan because of the unexpected popularity of SJ. It’s a ‘13-people large scale men’s group’ instead of a ‘project 12-people large scale men’s group SJ05’. It becomes an unchanged 13-people group. SJ is widely known and is much beloved via U.
Criticisms for being substandard came even from the way of project group. Kim Hee Chul as a singer was being blamed eventually. Despite a lot of annoyance and pain from the malicious response as well as, Hee Chul invariably pretended to be all right. During the performance in variety shows, he, pretending nothing happened, hadn’t talked about it all along. Other people responded with more and more acute scolding, “You still cannot behave yourself.”
Shortly after this incident, Lee Dong Hae’s dad passed away. In a moment, Dong Hae lost the firm defense, his dad, who gave him much and much courage. In 2nd Album, 3rd Album… all the ‘thanks to’ were written about his dad, who protected him in heaven. Such an exhausted Dong Hae smiled like a pabo in the funeral when reporters came to take photos of him. Why? Because he’s afraid that he would involve other members to get scolding. A few days later, Hee Chul who went to the funeral met a traffic accident. If he could no longer dance due to severe injuries in his legs, it would bring him endless pain. However, malicious response came, “Why doesn’t Kim Hee Chul from the non-concept SJ continue to dance? Why is he still alive?”
With a long metal nailed in his leg, he put up with the pain and stood on the stage again. His Come Back Stage—Super Junior T In consultation with the company and the members, Hee Chul, who was unable to dance due to the leg pain, tried his best to move with the biggest smile, though he could no longer dance with violent movement. Knowing nothing about this, Netizens still maliciously slander, “Is it the elementary dance? I can go on stage with this level.” However,Heechul never bends his knees in front of those people who didn’t admire him.
Instead,he decides to be himself,to be a real Kim Heechul.He never admits defeat.
In April 2007, another traffic accident happened.
The manager, Leeteuk,Eunhyuk,Shindong,K
yuhyun escaped from the car with what they learnt from the show. Leeteuk,Eunhyuk,Shindong were not badly injured but Kyuhyun was seriously injured. His lung stopped operating while the rib was severely broken so he probably was unable to sing.
However, malicious slanderous Netizens left messages same as that relating to Kim Heechul’s traffic accident, “Why is he still alive? Why not kick the bucket?” Fortunately, Kyuhyun slowly came around in the rescue so a prolonged hospitalization started.
In summer 2007, the 1st movie belongs to SJ, their 1st performance on the screen–‘Attack on the Pin-Up Boys’, was released. Both KyuHyun and E-teuk were unable to take part in the movie because of their health. With fans’ assistance, E-teuk found a shooting place. And asked the director to allow him to take part in the film shooting, as he really wanted to be in the film. However, the movie was not popular. Once again, there’s scolding. “Are things like that considered to be movies? It’s so non-concept, why is it still being put in the film industry?”
SJ released their 2nd Album in winter 2007. However, the hit song ‘Don’t don’ didn’t get unanimous recognition. Vicious messages were around, “I could hear nothing except the sound of machines. SJ are singers who sing with too many flaws and without skills.”
Participation in the album activities, KyuHyun even danced with powerful movements to match the style of the song though his body still hasn’t fully recovered. However, he did not show any sign of illness nor pain. He smiled happily in all the programmes instead. And there was only pain and exhaustion that followed.
After Don’t don, ‘Marry U’ that had been put on stage, also was not that popular as expected. SJ ended the performances of their 2nd album with this. People, treating them from a judgmental perspective, gave SJ and ELFs a hard time. In order to avoid Super Junior being scolded because of ELFs’ actions, ELFs began a project called ‘becoming a kindhearted ELFs’. And started by responding all the malicious criticisms with a forgiving manner.
There’s also a big episode. The person playing the violin in the middle part of ‘Don’t don’ was a stranger to all of us and there were rumors that he would join Super Junior. ELFs started opposition, as a result.
A protest of ‘the defence of 13’ begun in the cold weather in January 2008. Except protesting by standing in front of SM, ELFs also pooled $1,000 to buy 1% shares of SM Company under their own power for Super Junior.
With different banners, they started to protest by shouting ‘13’ loudly. This thus became hot issue and hit the headlines of all news website and media.
However, this action was blamed by the netizens again. “Did you guys think of the nearby residents? You are just non-sense, aren’t you?” etc.
Then, followed by the incident of E-teuk telling lies. People who did not understood this incident scolded E-teuk and blamed fans for their non-concept. Although ELFs were speechless about this, they tried every effort to apologize for Kim Yu-Na. E-teuk apologized to everyone by lip-reading the word ‘Sorry’ in KTR, He sacrificed himself and Kim Yu-Na and was under huge pressure after this. He cried alone when he was out of camera but he did not give up in front of us. Despite dozens of scolding, he still did not give up.
After this gap, the small group ‘Super Junior M’ appeared with the Chinese newcomers H and ZM. ELFs doubted if the company made an excuse to get new members in. And Send them off uneasily, ELFs watched them get into the China market. ELF waited and waited in this way. In summer 2008, another small group ‘Super Junior Happy’ was also introduced. Although it wasn’t extremely popular, it did not receive much accused. The nasty hit at them became less and less. (In 2008,SJ split to SJM and SJH.SJM worked in China whereas SJH worked in Korea and Japan.They hardly found chance for reunion.)
After waiting for a year and a half, Super Junior came back with their 3rd album ‘Sorry sorry’ in March 2009. ‘Sorry Sorry’ made them become very popular all over Korea and there were more and more fans. The disc was sold over 200,000 copies in 2009, coming out top in the sale. It was also the champion for several weeks and the popularity was very high.
Thinking that everything had been smooth since then, Kang In’s involvement in the violent and drunken incident was a shock, He’s very likely victimized for the violent incident, but overdrinking was true as what people spotted. Once again, this made Super Junior’s members and ELFs felt exhausted. Definitely, he did something wrong.
However, the truth was distorted by press coverage. Only the Super Junior members, ELFs and SJ’s close friends knew the truth. During Kang In’s off screen period, the matter between Han Geng and SM was exploded. Slavery treaty ….Han Geng and SM
Obviously, this wasn’t Han Geng’s mistake. This was a serious slavery contract. It’s a more unreasonable slavery contract, compared with TVXQ. It’s an unreasonable treaty as 98% of Super Junior’s income was allocated to SM Company.
When it was made public, Super Junior members were injured and scolded again. We’re in anguish over the messages as follows : ” Oh, it is 13 right? Ki Bum has the soap opera, Kang In’s incident and Hee Chul’s solo, Here comes Han Geng’s incident again … oh, this is giving me a big headache, you guys better just disband.” Some messages like that, “No one will be aware of missing several out of 13.My suggestion is that why not disband Super Junior as they don’t have singing potential… Those songs are really odd “
Because of this matter, Han Geng was also scolded. The opinions from the Chinese ELFs, “Why not come back to his own country, instead of getting hurt in the other country?” However, the Korean ELFs were firmly in defending the 13 of them. This is the war between ELFs, an invisible war. Kang In, Ki Bum and Han Geng did not show up in all the award ceremonies. Only 10 people participated in the award ceremonies.
Even they were awarded with the prizes, they could not say the missing members’ names. Whenever E-teuk said thank you, he just said ‘including these three members’.
Super Junior could only make its way much more painful and hard than the others. ‘13-people large-scale group Super Junior’ is just a ‘non-concept 13-people large-scale group Super Junior’ towards the ANTIs and those who have no interest in them. People who don’t know the facts always scolded them whenever something happened before knowing the whole event. SJ were even blamed for putting a birthday cake on the table and celebrate during the Seoul Music Festival on 2/3/2009(Kyuhyun’s birthday on that day).
Anyway, they just wanted to say sorry. We, the ELFs were much more clamorous than the SJ members who are under the spot light although we both did make mistakes in the past.
Please lay all the blame on us, the ELFs, should you want to give a scolding.
The Super Junior members are tearful so please don’t make them cry anymore.
Every time, Super Junior is unable to tell what they want in their hearts.
Every time, Super Junior is unable to account for their grievances entirely.
Please try not to treat them from a judgmental perspective once.
Please regard them as people with feelings instead of a group released from the SM warehouse.
Super Junior isn’t a group with happy and biggest smiles that you saw in the programmes.
Instead, hiding in their smiles, they’re tearful for fear that they would involve their fans to get scolding. Acting to be very happy all the time, Super Junior is tearful. It doesn’t matter that ELFs got scolding.
Merely … able to consider … oh, they’re sentimental.
Super Junior and ELFs, Fighting!
Didn’t post this to make you guys think Super Junior’s pitiful or anything, just hope to look ahead and do better after having a clear look at the past.
This year, the fourth album is coming. It’s the era of Super Junior and ELFs!
The banner wrote”I love you,Thank you,Together forever”
Never treat SUJU as entertainment.
They are our family,our beloved one.
Translated by Crystal Poon(Chinese ELF)
Spread this and let more ELF know about it.
Final Sales and Final Award..
Time flies, and Bonamana has already been out for a month. Super Junior's 3rd album is very popular in every corner in Asia, and we can still feel the heat of Sorry Sorry. However, what is in front of us is the 4th album Bonamana,and sadly to say,that's very probably our last album.
We should not stick in the success of Sorry Sorry, and we should not stick in 200,000 pre-order of Bonamana. We still have a lot more to do.
We think the title song Bonamana is great and catchy, but does anyone know how the Koreans respond to this new song?
In fact, their position in Korea is not high, and SM does not really want to promote the group.From the low-cost MV, we can see how the company thinks about the group.
The result of SJ is all their effort.
And how about the result of the 4th album? We won MB(Music Bank) for 3 weeks continuously, and everytime it depended on Album Sales. When our album sales were high, the total score was high. And when the sales fell, the total score dropped immediately. Last week we were in the 4th place, this week we were in the 5th. This is the 4th Album that we have been longing for, do you just want to end it now??
And Album Sales took a major part for the winning groups of these two weeks.
Although Digital Scores make up a greater portion, it is not easy to boost it up right away. Moreover, as overseas ELFs, we cannot listen through Melon and Bugs, so we basically can help nothing.
Korean ELF suggestion: to help SJ get back the 1st place, the quickest and best way will be boosting the album sales.
Lets look at our Album Sales data from Hanteo:
Week 1（5/13——5/16）：A ver.-62270，B ver.-not released (MB Album score12145)
Week 2（5/17——5/23）：A ver.-41204，B ver.-28417 (MB Album score10387)
Week 3（5/24——5/30）：A ver.-6286，B ver.-11053 (MB Album score5505)
Week 4（5/31——6/6）：A ver.-4603，B ver.-3603 (MB Album score2394)
Week 5（6/7——6/13）：A ver.-2811，B ver.-836 (MB Album score1917)
Week 6（6/14——6/20）：A ver.-687，B ver.-620（until 18/6）
See our sales record? Do you think we can win again?
Do you think we can get 13 champions as EunHyuk has said in Twitter?
Getting 13 champions has always been SJ members' dream, and we missed that for the 3rd album. Will they still have the chance to get 13 champions? Probably this is the last chance. From the 13-member group to the 12-member Sorry Sorry, from the 12-member SS2 to the 11-member SS2, and now is the 10-member 4th album and SS3. We have gone through so much, and do we still don't know what is in front of us?
HeeChul is happy to see lots of ELF cheering for them in live shows and they received lots of presents from ELF , but he said in Young Street, "I don't need any cheering and present, but I want to see the sales of the 4th album reaching 500,000."
Can you see it? SJ's expectation, SJ's effort for Bonamana. HeeChul's leg is not that well because of the accident in 2006. He appeared in the last part of Sorry Sorry for 4 seconds only because he couldn't dance violently, but for Bonamana, he danced for the whole song. And KyuHyun, who was never considered as a dancer, is one of the main dancers of Bonamana. Please remember that he had a serious car accident three years ago, and almost lost his life. During Bonamana's practice, he had also hurt his leg. And our leader LeeTeuk, while having a very packed schedule, he is practicing for Bonamana every day. These causes his waist hurting again and again, and unable to sit well.
Our old members LeeTeuk and HeeChul both said in the Fan Meeting that they have already reached the age to get into the army, and the end of next year will be the latest time.
Please don't expect SJ still can be on the stage without some members.Kangin is going to join the army in July and be back 2 yrs later.Then the other members in and out for 2 yrs and 2 yrs alternatively.How many 2 yrs we have to wait for the next album?Also,without core members,SJ will not be as popular as now.We can only expect the 4th album is our most brilliant era.Reality is reality.
That's why they put everything on the 4th album, hoping that we can go through it, and then we may still be able to see SJ on stage. If the 4th is not going to succeed, the chance to see them again is very small.Leeteuk said in Strong Heart:"Nothing lasts forever."
Why do they have to work so hard? All because they want SJ to continue.Do you share the same thought with them?
The music score of Bonamana is not ideal. During Sorry Sorry period, even though we didn't win, we were the 1st runner-up. But how about now? We are at the 5th place, and next week, we could rank even lower.
Are we going to let SJ stop here? No!
Their new song is coming soon, Music Bank and Inkigayo will count the sales of version C.We cannot help with Digital scores, so we should help with album sales. However, since Golden Disk only counts Version A, so when you bulk order version C, it will be great if you can buy version A again, as many as possible for both versions.They are equally important!
Korean and Chinese ELFs are already organizing the 2nd bulk order of Version A.Then before the year-end awards,they will organize the bulk order of Version A again.
We are not in advantage since the very strong group Big Bang is going to comeback soon,and there is a half more year to go, that means our ranking in the yearly chart can change easily.
For the sake of winning in the year-end awards, I wish foreign ELF can buy version A once more directly from Korea when you buy version C,so we can increase the sales difference between us and the 2nd position on the 2010 album sales chart.You are part of the ELF family,right?
You should not buy from your own country because that will not be counted.The chart is based on the sales at Korean domestics CD stores.Only those albums purchased from Korean local stores will be counted.
Also,The chart only reflects the sales of Korean Version albums.Taiwanese version, Japanese version, Hong Kong version, Pirated version, they are all not counted.
If you can, please try not to buy version C during the first week when it is released, but the next few weeks, so that the number of sales can be spreaded, and the music scores can be high for few more weeks.
Please make all your effort to let SJ win in all Korean music ceremonies.At least they can leave with victory. If this is going to be the last album,why not make it the best one and end it with the love of all ELF?Why not make sure there's no any regret.
Please fight together and tell everyone that ELFs are the strongest fans in the world.