Article: EXO fans forced to overpay? Musical seat prices controversy
Source: Yonhap News via Daum
EXO fans found out that a specific section of seats for Chen's new musical were being sold for VIP/$30 higher on days that he was performing and sold as regular 'R' seats on days he wasn't. Reps called it a mistake, but fans are upset that they're being taken advantage of.
1. [+181, -25] It's not like it's the first time SM does something like this. They even took away discounts on the last day of musical performances, on top of taking away card benefits on days that tickets sell well. SM just cares about money.
2. [+141, -16] What do you expect out of SM. They're a company based off of taking money from little children and sucking their parents dry.
3. [+101, -26] Of course stupid fangirls are being taken advantage of. They're pretty much wallet slaves to these celebrities. But of course they enjoy handing all their money over and wasting their own time for these stars ㅋㅋㅋ They'll realize once they get older just how much of a waste it all is.
4. [+28, -8] Are you guys idiots, it's the musical producers who are at fault here, why are you blaming SM
5. [+27, -8] The only people who don't realize that fans are being taken advantage of are the actual EXO fans themselves. They think they're VIPs who are putting food on the table for EXO but in real life they're just walking ATM, wallets that get taken advantage of.
6. [+19, -11] Why are people hating on SM when they didn't even produce this musical?
7. [+11, -4] I don't think spending all your money on your favorite star is good either but who cares what other people choose to spend their money on? It's not like they're committing a crime ㅋ
8. [+14, -8] What is the purpose of fans if not to take advantage of
9. [+12, -9] It's true that fans are being taken advantage of but let's not start calling them slaves and all... these stupid fangirls are willingly volunteering their time and money to them. They're no slaves.
10. [+1, -1] Isn't this the reason why the musical industry is casting idols? Not because the idols are super talented but to make money off of their fans.