Article: Block B "The CEO took $70,000 and disappeared"
Source: Herald News via Nate
1. [+771, -151] I heard that the members pay for their meals, gas, and stage outfits out of their pockets and were paid only $14 a month. They have been basically singing for free. I wish they will move to another company.
2. [+475, -49] That CEO is an absolute ba$tard. I can see why the group is mad seeing as how they've never even been paid and now their parents have been ripped off. This company is really sh1t if the members had to pay for their own promotions themselves. Block B's still a rookie and they've been going through so many ups and downs but this is a lot of experience for them.
3. [+344, -13] $70,000 is such a large amount of money, I wonder if he can even live with a conscience stealing that kind of money from a minors' parents tsk tsk
4. [+121, -12] Since their debut, they haven't received any money. The rent for their rehearsal studio and dorm, meal plans, and stylists were paid for with all of the members' money. Everyone already knows that P.O. had to pay $800 in cash for the members' outfit fees. As if that wasn't enough, the CEO took minor member P.O.'s parents' $70,000 saying they need production and promotion fees and basically disappeared with it. Whenever they went overseas, they never had a manager with them; they had to manage themselves. The money made from their fanclub inauguration was stolen by the company. After still not receiving anything for their Mambo comeback, the parents eventually stepped up with lawyers and filed a lawsuit.
5. [+117, -13] As much as Block B has their own past of mistakes, this is definitely the fault of the company no matter what.
Article: Block B at a crossfire with their company 'give us money' vs 'there is no income'
Source: E-News via Nate
1. [+643, -155] Does the company actually think it makes sense that there is not one income from months of promotions? I'm sure they sold albums, digital music, and performed on TV?
2. [+558, -90] Wow, I lost it when I heard that he stole money from the parents.
3. [+554, -217] I fell for the group when I heard Nillili Mambo
4. [+125, -44] What a trashy company... They've been on TV for more than just a few days so how is there no income? Where'd the money from their TV appearances and album sales go? Block B is the victim in this case, and I'm rooting for them to win./
5. [+121, -41] Just like the name of the company, they're 'dumming' the 'stars' (TN: dum in Korean means rip off) I'm not a Block B fan and actually had a bad opinion of the group with their past controversies but the group is actually really talented, especially that Zico kid, so it sucks that they're not able to grow because of such a crappy company. ㅡㅡ I hope they win this lawsuit and go do better in another company.
6. [+119, -14] It's not just the album sales either. They had so many fan signings from world camps to fanclub inaugurations and yet the members can't even pay their cellphone bills and had to pay for their expenses themselves. People are so quick to support other artists in slave contracts but just because Block B is a rookie.. if this isn't a slave contract, then what is?
7. [+98, -27] Don't lie, I know these guys are even fixed panelists on some shows. How do they not have an income?
8. [+85, -16] I also heard of them performing at several events in my town as well. The company didn't even have any expenses to explain the lack of income because the members paid for all of the expenses themselves. How can they not have ANYTHING? Are they trying to sell us drugs?
9. [+73, -14] There had to be an income, I'm sure of it, especially considering how the members paid for everything themselves. Where did two years of work go? Maybe they spent it all on building that new Stardom building
10. [+62, -15] Quite amazing that they still had the energy to produce songs under those conditions. They'd do well in another company if they keep making songs like they used to and just watch their mouths.