Is SuperM disbanding? Fans confused after their community service Lysn is terminated
It really seems like SM Entertainment has given up on their supergroup, SuperM, and fans are not happy about it. The label made the supergroup, SuperM back in 2019 but only one year active in the industry, the boy group went on an indefinite hiatus and now has been MIA from the K-pop scene due to various reasons. With members from three of SM Entertainment's biggest boy groups - SHINee, EXO and NCT, SuperM has seven members. With SHINee's maknae Taemin, EXO's Baekhyun and Kai as well as NCT's Mark, Lucas, Taeyong and Ten, the group is a culmination of the best talents from SM Entertainment but it seems like the boy group and its fans are not getting the same treatment as they did when SuperM debuted.
Back in 2019, SuperM was at its peak after they debuted with the eponymous mini-album, 'SuperM' which released with five new tracks and two instrumental singles with 'Jopping' as its title track which brought the boy group immediate international fame. After that, they released the full-length album, 'Super One' with 15 total tracks and 'Tiger Inside' as its lead single. The boy group released a promotional single, 'We Do' with the British company Prudential in 2021. But as of 2022, SuperM has been on a hiatus with the two oldest members, SHINee's Taemin and EXO's Baekyun in the military. Leaving only NCT members behind with EXO's Kai, the group has not had any releases so far which has fan worried about a new announcement about the boy group's fan community being terminated.
Will SM Entertainment disband SuperM?
On June 21, SM Entertainment released their official announcement about the future of SuperM's fan community that is raising a lot of suspicion online. In the message, the label titled 'SM Artist Official Fanclub Operation Change Notice', the label said, "We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the members who gave great support to SM ARTIST OFFICIAL FANCLUB." It was then revealed that new changes will be made to the official fanclub for SuperM - Lysn. It was revealed that the fanclub community service will be ending on July 20 this year."
As the news was initially released in Korea only, many international fans of the boy group were left confused as they wondered if the boy group was going to disband very soon. The rest of the message read, "SuperM news will be announced through their official SNS, so please refer to it." The label asserted that future updates about SuperM would not be made on the fan community app but via Twitter and other social media apps. This means that SuperM is essentially not going to diband which is reassuring for fans of the boy group.
'Scared about SuperM's future'
Deapite many fans trying to clear out the miscommunication from SM Entertainment's recent statement, fans are still worried that this means something bad as fan community service portals are often terminated only when K-pop groups plan a disbandment. One fan said, "Closing the fan club is not a good sign." Another fan said, "I can’t with this." One more fan said, "If superm disband… i cant get best song anymore." One fan reassured, "Superm will never disband, beloved people. they only changed their news platform from lysn one into official accs. i highly recommend antis to fix their reading skill seriously," and another responded, "They want them to disband coz they know once Baekhyun and Taemin got discharge from the Military, SuperM can creat havoc in the industry again."
One more fan added, "It's just a platform change but that doesn't stop me from being scared about SuperM's future. I hope they are not excluded." Another fan said, "Why dl everyone said SuperM is disband when they just said that they will update about SuperM news in their official ones." One fan said, "yall.. SuperM is not disbanding." One fan said, "You need to clarify the meaning of sentence regarding #SuperM bro... international fans don't get it yet." Another fan said, "They had a different tweet about the nct fanclubs. superm’s was worded differently and said they will be updating about their activities on sns and not through fanclub anymore hence the different tweet."
😭😭 closing the fan club is not a good sign https://t.co/IrhtVArMr6— Liz⁷ (@baepsayed) June 22, 2022
I can’t with this 😭😭😭 https://t.co/lLelse5zbP— FULLSUN(.◜◡◝ ) #Aus NCT (@Caught_in_aChim) June 21, 2022
if superm disband… i cant get best song anymore— ლ(・﹏・ლ) (@kunxlucas) June 22, 2022
They want them to disband coz they know once Baekhyun and Taemin got discharge from the Military, SuperM can creat havoc in the industry again 😅🤣😂— Kang Rikeun (@keeperof_faith) June 22, 2022
It's just a platform change but that doesn't stop me from being scared about SuperM's future. I hope they are not excluded. https://t.co/EVZrhCIUSs— diana 🇲🇽🌈💎○○○ | BEGIN 💛 (@d_militarywife) June 21, 2022
Why dl everyone said SuperM is disband when they just said that they will update about SuperM news in their official ones (?)— srhrj (@injuniesaegi) June 21, 2022
yall.. SuperM is not disbanding. 💀 pic.twitter.com/kcdvRstXUC— Bright After Rain 𖧷 (@space__kidult) June 21, 2022
You need to clarify the meaning of sentence regarding #SuperM bro... international fans don't get it yet— NeoIU (@AyuDiahArie) June 21, 2022
they had a different tweet about the nct fanclubs. superm’s was worded differently and said they will be updating about their activities on sns and not through fanclub anymore hence the different tweet. https://t.co/ADkJaLsZ0A— steph. MC TAEYONG ♡ (@tyongIovebot) June 21, 2022