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[BREAKS DOWN THE DOOR IN THE MOVIE THEATRE SHOWING TRANSFORMERS]
DO U KNOW HAN GENG?????
[Trans] Memories of Old Boyz….
Anonymous asked: Do you think kris's case is similar to han gengs
It depends on what your real question is.
If you’re asking whether or not “the case,” as a media spectacle, is similar, then I would say that there are similarities.
- Both Han Geng and Kris were leaders of SM’s Chinese-based groups/subgroups.
- Both unexpectedly went MIA overnight and filed lawsuits for contract termination/nullification due to health and human rights issues.
- Both groups had members who said things that led to a lot of media ruckus and fan division.
- Both used the same lawyer for crying out loud.
If you’re asking if I think Kris suffered as much as Han Geng then I think that’s a pointless question.
I loathe playing oppression olympics. Each person’s struggles are different. Kris and Han Geng have VERY different backgrounds—people should not lump them together just because they are both Chinese.
I don’t know EXO that well at all, but as a Gengfan through and through, I do feel as though there were many more structural obstacles working against Han Geng during his time with SM; however, suffering is not measured in quantities and I think it’s distasteful to make comparisons and argue about who was having a harder time than whom. Imagine yourself experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts and then someone telling you that you should quit whining because your problems are nothing compared to children living in poverty.
There have been a lot of really immature and misinformed comments made by EXO fans against Han Geng during this lawsuit debacle with Kris. These comments have seriously been testing my patience, but I don’t think it justifies shitting on Kris. As a Gengfan who has had to argue with people time and time again about all the different ways in which Han Geng had suffered in order to prove that he was justified in his decision, I think it would be hypocritical to start invalidating struggles that Kris may or may not be dealing with. People shouldn’t have to feel the need to ‘prove themselves’ and their hardships to anyone.
That said, I know there are also a lot of theories and speculation out there that Kris’ real reason for leaving is less about his health and more about wanting more freedom to pursue other work. My question is….so what? Why is everyone turning this into an issue of betrayal? The value that fans indirectly reinforce when they frame things this way is that band members are never allowed to leave the group and have any freedom of choice for any reason unless they are literally in the process of dying—and they have to provide visceral proof that they are indeed rotting from the inside out. If the betrayal is in leaving without prior discussion or notice then blame the environment that SM has set up. There is no safe space for negotiation and Han Geng couldn’t even get access to his medical and travel documents without running it by SM staff. That’s why they have to be strategic and do things behind the scenes. Members of bands in other countries leave all the time. It’s sad, sure, but it’s not hyped up to be this huge betrayal. That’s how members and ex-members can still get along, unlike in this fandom where it plays out like a fucking melodrama of treachery and vengeance.
Translations by GOESS
Yunho going on and on about how handsome Han Geng is without realizing that the poor soft-spoken guy was trying to speak. Siwon to the rescue.
(140516) Han Geng attending the opening bell ceremony for Jumei’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, as a shareholder. He is the first Chinese artist to be a significant shareholder of a Chinese corporation listed in the NYSE. | cr: ifeng
…you should really give it a try.
i will fuckin fight anyone who wants to talk shit about hangeng because that man is an angel who does not deserve to have a single bad word said about him
I’m sorry i’m a little immature.
(140418) Arriving in Shanghai for Dior event | cr: 潮人徐峰立
super junior favorite era - han geng: don’t don