Rumors have been circulating recently that KrisLuhan Tao may be leaving the popularaward-winning record-setting group, Exo. Citing health issues and unfair treatment, KrisLuhan Tao is reported to have requested contract termination from SM Entertainment. If true, he would be the firstsecond third member to leave the group.
Speculation on the future of KrisLuhan Tao was further fueled by news that member KrisLuhanXiumin Lay has recently deleted his Instagram account. Although fans of KrisLuhan Tao are hoping the rumors prove to be unfounded, sources close to KrisLuhan Tao have warned us all to watch for a future statement. Fans of Exo showed their support on social media by trending #WeBelieveInYouKrisLuhanTao and #WeAreOne. Fans were especially concerned that Exo’s popular Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet Exodus album would be forever mired by this controversy. There is still no hope that Exo-M will survive this these departure(s).
The intense focus on SM’s management practices have also raised eyebrows, with many fans suggesting that the unexpected Red Velvet release, HappinessBe Natural (wait for it), is an attempt to draw attention away from the developing scandal. Unfair management practices have made headlines recently with several major entertainment companies, including Stardom EntertainmentStar Empire Entertainment TS Entertainment, facing litigation.
Hopefully, SM Entertainment has learned their lesson with KrisLuhan Tao and will have better relations with their artists. We’re optimistic pessimistic.