I feel like doing that slow clapping when you’re seriously unimpressed, directing it at SM Entertainment. This is one of the worse rehearsed scandals I have ever seen. What, no dry runs? You couldn’t act this out in the SM parking lot before going outside? Seems sloppy SM. Anyway, as half the world already knows, EXO’s Baekhyun and Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon are “dating.” And by that I mean, 90% of the SONEs are rolling their eyes and 50% of the EXO fandom is smashing Oreo cookies (I’m not even making this up). Of course, no one can really be lied to completely since this was so badly acted out. My best friend sent me the perfect post on Tumblr (the Holy Grail of K-Pop Gossip) that described my disbelief and followed it up with photographic evidence. The post is summarized below and the original can be found here. And if you’re wondering, well, why? The answer is, SM kills two birds with one stone. One MAJOR scandal to keep the masses occupied as smaller ones come to light and an even bigger one can be hidden.
1. There was a manager in the backseat of the car. I don’t know about you guys, but when I want to secretly make out with my boyfriend, I make sure there’s a chaperone in the car with us. I can’t believe SM didn’t even trust them enough to act out this scandal by themselves. Was this guy whispering directions? That’s so ridiculous.
2. The roof of the car was open. Wow. Inconspicuous. Yes, open that car roof at night so that no one can totally see you after you parked under that streetlight. Yes….Also, don’t wear any kind of disguises common of this kind of thing guys (e.g. sunglasses, caps).
3. Taeyeon LOOKED at the paparazzi and then kept touching Baekhyun. Because when you get caught in a secret love affair, you just keep going, hoping that the people spying on you just disappear. She’s also laughing…
4. No Kisses On the Lips. Yeah, wow, totally dating over there as they hardcore make out with cheek-to-cheek kisses.
If you want to see bigger and more photos of this totally-real scandal go to this page in Dispatch. It’s so amazing that SM has so much money that they regulate their own scandals.
As a final note, I’m an EXO fan and I’m not psychotic. Yes. We exist! For the 12 year old fangirls smashing cookies and cutting themselves, have some self-respect. EXO is a band. What you’re doing is akin to psychotic rituals people perform when they’re in brainwashing cults to worship another self-instituted Messiah. I’m sure SM would like to believe that they’re marketing is that good but it’s not, it’s just unstable teenage hormones. Think before you post. Not for the sake of EXO, since the Exotics’ fandom reputation is basically unrepairable at the moment, but for yourself. Don’t become a laughingstock. Also, stop calling Taeyeon horrible things, I feel like the feminist movement goes back 50 years every time one of you opens your mouth.