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Saturday, April 20, 2013

[Instiz] Primadonnas call out FNC's bias


Instiz: A company showing bias with their own artists (beware of getting angry once you read)

F.T. Island is currently under FNC Entertainment and is the first group created by the company. Since then, the company has released CNBLUE, Juniel, and AOA with their growth. Many don't seem to be aware of the extreme bias the company has against F.T. Island, so as a fan, I feel the need to lay it all out here.

1. FNC sent always sends F.T. Island back to Japan before they even reach three weeks of Korean promotions.

2. They released a Japanese song translated into Korean in Japan.

3. CNBLUE's $1 million USD stage was built using the money F.T. Island made from their Budokan concert. The actual stage setup used by CNBLUE was the one suggested by Minhwan's parents for F.T. Island several years ago.

4. FNC does not media play for their artists aside from CNBLUE (although recently, they've been putting out articles for Juniel and AOA). Because FNC didn't put out any PR for 'Like the Birds' and 'Severely', Primas had to resort to running street ads for them.

5. When CNBLUE was on the chopping block for allegedly throwing away a friend group's CD, FNC was quick to react with dozens of explanation articles and threats of defamation. However, when F.T. Island was on the chopping block for a car used in their music video, FNC let F.T. Island take all the heat despite there being substantial evidence that the car owner was releasing distorted truths to the public. In the end, the movie director and Hongki had to explain everything themselves (but even then, the situation had already grown too big to the point where their explanation didn't catch attention).

6. At the 2010 Gayo Daejun, F.T. Island performed one track while CNBLUE performed three including collaborations.

7. Right before CNBLUE's debut, FNC suddenly released a bunch of F.T. Island merchandise from glasses, DVDs, old records... Fans, without knowing, bought all of them up. A couple months later, CNBLUE made their debut.

8. Hongki's admitted to F.T. Island being the lab rats for CNBLUE.

9. FNC did not release any PR for all of the grand achievements F.T. Island has made in Japan. They only released three articles about selling out Budokan tickets in two minutes... but dozens upon dozens of articles of CNBLUE making their major debut.

10. Oh Won Bin's final concert before his leave was held in Japan (one of the cases that made the fans most angry).

11. There was an article released that lied about how "2NE1 is the first Korean artist to rank #1 on the daily Oricon chart for their official Japanese debut album"... Primas asked for the article to be fixed but FNC did nothing about it. Because of that, F.T. Island's record was buried and forgotten. F.T. Island is actually the first Korean artist to hit #1 on the daily Oricon chart with a Japanese debut album.

12. FNC never updates F.T. Island's official homepage. Schedules haven't been updated in a while so fans resort to checking each broadcast show's schedule to see if F.T. Island is on a show or not.

13. When B2UTIES plagiarized the Pentastick, FNC, once again, did nothing about it. Primas eventually had to go around to B2ST concerts and ask every fan to refrain from using the Pentastick.

14. A notice giving CNBLUE official fans a 30% discount at the FNC store came up. It wasn't until Primas complained that they released another 30% discount notice for F.T. Island's official fans.

15. During F.T. Island's 'Wish' promotions, they didn't have any fan signings until fans called FNC and made several dozen requests. They finally complied and held ONE fan meeting. CNBLUE, however, had a fan signing scheduled a week after their comeback.

16. FNC still hasn't given an explanation for why F.T. Island's shrimp chips CF was dropped.

17. FNC never explained the bullying rumors surrounding Oh Won Bin. Oh Won Bin had to eventually go to every interview and explain what had actually happened himself. Because of that, the public still thinks that he left the group because of those rumors.

18. Hongki was originally supposed to be the MC for the 2009 year-end Gayo Daejun but FNC passed it over to Yonghwa. Yonghwa, who had no experience at the time, earned the title of 'nuisance MC' and was embarrassed to the public. FNC is completely at fault for this. A notice for the MC change had not even been put up, and Primas did not find out until the show aired.

19. FNC tries to keep a difference in music style between CNBLUE and F.T. Island. They thus force F.T. Island into one music style.

20. Songs written and composed by F.T. Island are only released in Japan (even if they're written and composed in Korean). CNBLUE has had their songs included since their first album.

21. F.T. Island's comeback stages are always pitiful. They sing one song with a screen in the back showing their album jacket picture. This is what happens when you don't PR for your artists. It's also been three years since F.T. Island hasn't had any follow-up promotions.

22. Hongki was sick during the 2008 Gayo Daejun to the point where he was eventually rushed to the emergency room after his stage. Han Sung Ho (CEO) started nagging Hongki despite him laying there sick until Hongki started crying. He then sent him back to Japan.

23. At the 2008 Gayo Daejun, Hongki got a lot of criticisms about his vocal talent because his voice cracked a lot. FNC never shielded him despite the fact that he was sick, he had performed at several concerts up until the day leading to the Gayo Daejun, and was suffering from vocal cord nodules. F.T. Island also had to deal with a sound system accident but FNC did nothing about it. Primas and Hongki had to eventually step up and explain everything.

24. When Minhwan was filming his drama, FNC still scheduled Japanese activities for him (for the money). Minhwan eventually fainted from fatigue and was rushed to the emergency room.

25. During their 'I Wish' promotions, F.T. Island got into a car accident. Despite it being a light accident, the members were still injured. FNC did not release one article about it. Even some fans don't know that that accident had even occurred.

26. CNBLUE made their comeback with a self-composed album (I'm Sorry). Primas begged FNC to let F.T. Island release their own self-composed album. FNC finally agreed and let them put in 6 self-composed songs in their 4th album but still forced them to use another composer's song for the title track.

27. CNBLUE had their 'I'm Sorry' comeback stage as all live. Because Korean music programs force bands to hand sync, it's been something F.T. Island and Primas have wanted for a long time.. but CNBLUE got the honor of being able to do it first. (CNBLUE says they did it out of their own pocket but you can't deny that the company helped them out)

28. During comebacks, F.T. Island is rarely on any TV shows. What's the point if all you do is perform on music shows... They've never been on variety shows  as a group. CNBLUE, however, have been cast into variety shows as a group with top media play and PR as soon as they make their comebacks.

29. Ultimately, the members themselves feel this bias. They often talk about their issues with their agency on broadcast and on Twitter.

30. Primas, after being shocked with the 'I Wish' album, started a petition asking for a REAL self-composed album, not one with just a few self-composed tracks thrown in. There is now finally talks of their comeback this year being a self-composed album (but must fans have to go this far just to get things done?)

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F.T. Island is not only FNC's 'first artist', but the artists that helped them make the money they are making now. They even signed on again after their contracts expired, so how does such treatment make sense?

A Prima even called FNC once and asked them to pay more attention to F.T., to which the employee said, "We've already taken our hands off of F.T." Then the fan asked if they intend to ignore their own artist like that, and they replied back, "Promote them on your own as you wish. We will only help them minimally."

How can an agency think of saying something like this?

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"Hul...."

"I recognize a few of the points, but the bias is incredible... I'm not even a fan and I'm thinking this is too much."

"My friend's a Prima and the situation really isn't a joke... They even make them share/rotate stage outfits.."

"F.T. Island really needs to find a new agency..."

"YG is just as bad with bias and favoritism."
- "Why?"
- "Park Bom's song was given to Lee Hi instead.."
- "Big Bang fans had to save their money to promote Big Bang in Hongdae... YG then copied the promotion idea for Lee Hi."
- "Big Bang fans also suggested a headband design for Big Bang's support merchandise but YG rejected it... They then used the design for 2NE1."

"Anger meter is going up."

"You don't even have to lay it all out like this, you can just tell on first glance that the company treats CNBLUE and F.T. Island differently."

"I read the title of this post and thought of F.T. Island before even reading the content."

"Even as a Boice, I recognize the extreme bias going on with FNC... Whenever posts like this come up, I always feel so apologetic and nervous ㅠㅠㅠ"

"Not even a fan and this makes me sick."

"I think the worst has to be when Soyoung left After School so they just put her up on her last stage without any hair and make up because they stopped caring."

"As a CNBLUE fan, I feel apologetic... I, too, hope that FNC will step it up."

"From an outsider, it looks like they view F.T. as money making robots."

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599 comments:

  1. This is just wrong. And to think that FNC won an award for best company or something at GDA.

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  2. Poor Primadonnas have it hard... hopefully their contract ends soon and finds a more suitable company.. fighting FT Island!

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  3. YG/Big Bang situation is pretty similar. The only difference is that BB remains the top selling act in YGE whereas CNBlue outsells FTI by a large margin.

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  4. This is such a shame, I knew that CNBLUE got better treatment but not to this extent.
    Primadonna's stay strong! I hope people start pressuring FNC to treat FT Island better.

    And also:- "Park Bom's song was given to Lee Hi instead.."
    Which song? Rose,1234, or Its Over? I think she would have done well with Rose. YG's blatant favoritism is so ridiculous that I will never understand how people can defend their "YG Papa"

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  5. Oh wow that is just so messed up. I'm not even a Prima but damn...

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  6. Finally an article where FT Island isn't getting bitched at for dumb reasons lol. FNC is seriously frustrating. It's quite ridiculous considering FT Island must be making mad money for them in Japan..

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  7. ft island is really a lab rat for fnc. they peaked high since their debut and the drama(forgot the name) then cnblue came out and with some drams and tv..and different individual activities for each members..members of cnblue got relatively balanced popularity. unlike ft island i just know leehongki only lol. this is why cnblue release albums in four or even more versions every time coz fans would buy it. but for ft island, nearly all of popularity concentrates on one member,this is not good for a grp as well as their company. i think its company's fault for not having a good plan for ft island but also ft island have their own problems too. some of them are waaaay too silent people cant even remember their faces.

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  8. None. It was scarecrow ah outdated song that jyp made for YG. Bom sang it once live but never released it. So YG gave it to lee hi to song as a follow up for 1234. Also Bom already had two solo song you&i and don't cry. Se7en was supposed to sing I need a girl but he gave it to Taeyang. Strong baby was being made with 2ne1 in mind but ended up going to seungri. It just depends on who the song fits more in the end.

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  9. I'm a Prima; this is all true.
    I'm sick and fucking tired of it.
    FTI hit it big with Severely, and even then fucking CN Blue gets all the attention from the ENT. They even had a court case for their song.
    Why is FNC denying the fact that FTI is basically their breadwinner?

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  10. Reminds me how SM doesn't really give a shit about SJ. Not to the extent of FNC & FT Island but SJ are well known to be neglected by their company too. Heechul himself called them out before asking why once SNSD makes an achievement they get articles about it but if SJ achieve something, nothing. SM don't care. I can't remember what SM's response was but I do know Heechul ending up telling them they're full of shit.

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  11. Does CN Blue really?

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  12. Still ELFs are dedicated and proved to SM that they are cray cray when they marched to SM building and bought stocks for threatening the company.
    Some ELF's are buying everything from SJ to make company notice them.

    FNC's is on the other hand treating FT Island like total shit. Neglecting their breadwinner and pioneer group at it's best.

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  13. And GD composed "Lies" as a solo song for himself, but it ended up becoming Big Bang's title track. I think it was a good call on YG's part.

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  14. "Not even a fan and this makes me sick."

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  15. - "Park Bom's song was given to Lee Hi instead.." If there talking about Scarecrow it was meant for Bom when she was suppose to debut as a solo artist but she later became part of 2NE1 and the project was dropped.

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  16. FNC is so stupid. FT Island had a very successful debut and has helped bring in a lot of recognition and money to the company and this is how they treat them? Plus, I remember watching that performance where Hongki's voice was a mess and it was so heat-breaking to see him struggling the whole time. As their first group, FNC should still show them proper respect, especially since they do so much for the company.


    You don't work people to death and then not give them as much support as you do with you other artists That doesn't makes sense morally or business-wise.

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  17. Dang not even a Primadonna and I was getting a bit upset reading some of this, FNC needs to be a bit more greatful to FT. Island.

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  18. The boice fans comments T-T me too.. Me too..

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  19. FTI's last full album sold like 50k while CNBlue's mini albums structurally sell 110k+

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  20. It is not that bad. One of the reasons why SNSD gets more articles is probably because they are more relevant in Korea than Super Junior so SNSD articles gets more views, comments etc... I think Sment does quite good job I mean even when Suju isn't promoting an album they still have quite a lot different activities.

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  21. It must suck for FT Island fans

    I'm kind of happy I never liked CNBLUE's songs.

    The reality is, FT Island's vocals are much better than CNBLUE's. I saw them collab on a Gayo Daejeon last year and it was obvious.

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  22. Who does YG place above Big Bang?

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  23. They didn't even left alone them in Japan, i mean they are gonna rekease an album in June and guess what? CNblue is gonna release a single, that damn company :/ what kind of company boicots their own groups? I always feel bad for FTI i mean i'm their fan, and i love the guys but they struggle a lot =< they kinda promote like rookies and they always nice with their fans, and what? They always go to Hongki because he always says all the thing directly =( they don't even care to care for his image like they do with CNBlue, i like them at first and now, i don't wanna hear about it at all :/ i just want them to move to another company, even if they go indie, they would have the freedom

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  24. Definetly one fandom that can complain about their company favouriting other artists. I don't listen to FT.Island but I feel really sorry for them and their fandom.

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  25. Ya it's not favoritism as much as buisness. He heard lies and was like it could be hit. Make it a Big Bang song and boom they suddenly became huge when before they had a small/average following. I understand why VIPs would be mad about YG taking their ideas for the design after rejecting theirs but they solved the problem bc the fanclub leaders are always in contact with yg's management. It's upsetting that 2ne1 didn't have an album but it's understandable that they are focusing on lee hi right now bc she is a rookie. I don't even know why fans were so upset about scarecrow going to lee hi bc it wasn't that good of a song. It also was never promoted.

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  26. This what I thought exactly when I read the tittle. But FNC is just too much

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  27. I used to be a Prima. I still love Jaejin til now. The 1st Kpop group I know, and the 1st Kpop song I like is theirs. How can they be treated like that T___T It hurts me so much.
    Their songs are all good, and their vocal, Hongki is beyond amazing ! Why? It's so unfair. I still remember when they debuted, they were a success. Why? They do have talents, looks, everything ~

    Stop treating them like that, plzzzzz !!!!!

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  28. Well if FNC promoted/marketed FTI as much as CNB then that could help with sales.

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  29. too long..didn't read it all...

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  30. LBR, majority of idol groups would kill to even have the kind of "neglect" Super Junior is getting from SM.

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  31. i rmbr ft island was so popular back then (2007-2009) until cn blue debuted. theyre just gone like that.

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  32. Tbh, I noticed the lack of FT Island in the music industry. They were amazing back in 07-09, well before the debut of CN Blue, not that I have any remoteness towards.

    I never knew the problems was this big.

    I am pity with the situation they are in, both FT Island & Primadonnas. Just, keep fighting and support the group. Hopefully, it would work out.

    And, this part :

    "YG is just as bad with bias and favoritism."
    - "Why?"
    - "Park Bom's song was given to Lee Hi instead.."
    - "Big Bang fans had to save their money to promote Big Bang in Hongdae... YG then copied the promotion idea for Lee Hi."
    - "Big Bang fans also suggested a headband design for Big Bang's support merchandise but YG rejected it... They then used the design for 2NE1."

    Honestly speaking, I already detected the favoritism YG had on Ha Yi. I mean he never put out a gigantic balloon to promote Big Bang or Se7en or even 2NE1. All of a sudden, he did it for Ha Yi.
    I just hope YG won't overdo it.

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  33. 22. "Hongki was sick during the 2008 Gayo Daejun to the point where he was eventually rushed to the emergency room after his stage. Han Sung Ho (CEO) started nagging Hongki despite him laying there sick until Hongki started crying. He then sent him back to Japan."


    24. "When Minhwan was filming his drama, FNC still scheduled Japanese activities for him (for the money). Minhwan eventually fainted from fatigue and was rushed to the emergency room."



    Woah, this is just such heartless things to do, i mean, one started to cry and the other fainted, what a shit thing.

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  34. it's because SM knows SJ rep is not good with the general public in Korea so they will get hated on no matter what why not save that money and use it on nations girl group instead honestly SJ only relevant in Chinur with their crazy bulk buying fangirls that buy whatever shit SJ puts out

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  35. I'm a new boice, if this is true I do hope FNC takes better good care of FT Island as CNBLUE might be hated because of it..I do hope Primadonnas wont think badly of CNBLUE just because of their company's bias..It was an awesome feeling having CNBLUE release their self titled song and I do hope it happen to FT Island soon...Every artist deserves it....FNC please get your acts straight..I don't want to have a fight with other fandom because of this...

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  36. i swear from the CNBlue plagirism thing to their bulk buying their own cd FNC really is shady as fuck it's like they put CNBlue on a pedestal while squishing FTIsland under their foot it's fucked up on so many levels

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  37. This was back in like 2009 when 2ne1 debuted but even then Big Bang had activities in Japan and as soloists. Big Bang just isn't promoted as much like before simply bc they don't need it. Like YG goes crazy with releasing articles for his rookies like lee hi and the new girl group. But they don't release as much articles about big bangs achievements like their tour and gdragon's one of a kind mini was poorly promoted. But I understand why because why focus your energy on promoting an established group when they are already stable and bringing money with little promotion? Instead they focus on their rookies.

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  38. I'm not a Boice or Prima, and I barely listen to any of F.T.Island's or CNBLUE's music but the bias FNC has for CNBLUE is pretty obvious. I've always felt that F.T. Island was treated as CNBLUE's ugly fraternal twin. As a BBC, I know how bad Primas feel for their biases being mistreated in favor of other groups :/

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  39. What AOA media play? The only time I saw one of their members in some sort of media play was Romancing the Idol and an FTI member when the second season.
    But man I feel for Primadonnas. They are seriously getting the short end of the stick from FNC. And the worst thing is that only bad articles come out about the group and nothing really positive like the recent Hongki articles. But it seems like this is nothing new in the music industry. The company's starter groups and singers always go further and further on the back burner as the company gets bigger.

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  40. It's crappy and it sucks for FT Island and Prims, but...


    They ask how FNC can sit back and not bother to promote FT Island and leave it to the fans. FNC can do that because they CAN. It says right there that when FNC didn't bother to promote FT Island comebacks like Like the Birds, Prims used their own money, time and energy to promote the comeback to make up for it. No matter how you look at it, that's one hell of a coup for FNC. Their act still gets promotion and they don't have to pay for any of it! Why would they bother to promote FT Island when they can rely on such a loyal and committed fanbase as Prims obviously are to do their work for them? You're making the mistake of seeing FNC as fellow fans or people who want the best for FT Island as people when they're not, they're a cold-blooded business machine who want whatever will make them the most money and save the most costs.

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  41. Well, idk about hatred but it could definitely breed resentment between the two fandoms. That's why what FNC is doing is so dumb. You have two talented bands yet you help one while slowly destroying the other. Of course fans won't stand for that and frustrated Pris might start to dislike Boice/CNB and then that fandom will feel uncomfortable or even feel guilty.


    If FNC only did the right thing then there could be more peace for everyone. I swear most companies have no logic. smh.

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  42. They didn't even print out more than 50k copies of cd for one of their releases. i think it was Return? I don't remember. Shows how much confidence they have in fti

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  43. "3. CNBLUE's $1 million USD stage was built using the money F.T. Island made from their Budokan concert. The actual stage setup used by CNBLUE was the one suggested by Minhwan's parents for F.T. Island several years ago."

    WHAT? OMG THAT'S TERRIBLE ;___;

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  44. lol you want a real neglected artist by SM? Ask Zhang Liyin.

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  45. Even though I do agree that FNC treats CNBLUE better, some of the arguments are kinda ridiculous.


    Like the one with the self-composed track.
    CNBLUE spent a lot of time before FNC allowed them to use it as a title and YongHwa actually told their fans that their next title would be a self composed before he even discussed with the company.


    Yonghwa was also poorly worked and was admitted into the hospital several times when he just debut.


    And isn't it only right if a company sell their merchandise to gain more revenue so that they can create groups? If not, where would they get the money from to continue investing in the company?


    I can clearly see that FNC has been promoting CNBLUE more than FTI and spending more effort on CNB and Primadonnas are really unhappy.
    Reading all the above, I do hope FNC will treat their artists equally and give FTI more attention.


    In the meanwhile, please, no fanwar...
    This is going to cause a great fanwar between Boice and Primadonnas..

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  46. But the thing is FNC doesn't promote FT island That much. Some of the international fans does not even know that an album is going to come out. Same goes with koreans I think.
    But in CN Blue's case, it's everywhere.

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  47. Yeah. I can't help but feel their pain either :/
    It sucks when your favorite group always gets the short end of the stick.

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  48. Strong Baby...2NE1. Huh. Then it could have been their debut song....

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  49. It's tiring...The fact that they market both bands as idols is not to my liking..I enjoy their style in Japan though..They seem free... I only know Hong Ki because of YAB...Hoping for the best with both bands.

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  50. ikr? how... cruel

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  51. In that case, im glad it went to Seungri because Fire was a great debut song

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  52. Lol Gd was making it with another producer with 2ne1 in mind. However as they worked on it they realized it wouldn't fit a girl group and at the same time seungri was asking for a solo song. So it ended up going to seungri which was perfect bc he's probably the only one that can sing that song lol.

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  53. From CEO of FNC
    3:58 ~ Since I have expanded my company such as setting up affiliated company in Japan, the company got into difficulty financially and heavily fell into debt of 30 billion just before CNBLUE’ debut. At that time I prayed hard.
    7:30 ~ In 5 days right after CNBLUE’s debut with I’m a loner, they topped all music charts. Within 2 to 3 months CNLBUE revived the company (from the debt of 30 billion).
    8:00~

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  54. What does CNblue have to do with this though? People need to look at this objectively, CNblue are doing the best they can, they're not actively hurting FTI, the problem is FNC not CNBLue.


    Also Cnblue have great vocals.

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  55. I genuinely bad for them. They had such a succesful debut, why would the label neglect them for another new group when they also have the potential to be big? If they managed them properly both groups could hit it big, it's not mutually exclusive

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  56. I feel bad for Primadonnas. I hope something can be done. Perhaps just leaving the company and finding another which will take them in and promote them properly, whilst giving them freedom to make their own music.

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  57. CNBLUE wasn't even the one who compose that song and the bulk buying was already proven not true...Please, get your facts straight first before saying such things..

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  58. Omg I think I would've wound up hating 2NE1 if they debuted with "Strong Baby"... the lyrics totally suit Seungri's adorable arrogance better. LOL.

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  59. I'm kinda confused and upset..Because I love CNBLUE..And I also do like FTIsland... :(

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  60. o.o she's been awol for ages.

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  61. Please don't blame on CNBLUE as this is clearly FNC's fault to begin with..I would really wish CNBLUE to concentrate at their world tour but they put Yong Hwa in a drama which will probably lead to another crazy schedule for him like in his debut days..

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  62. If i remember clearly that's not what Heechul said...he never used the name of any label mate to make comparison but said "other groups" and "their companies" which means he wasn't referring to anyone in SME.......Secondly, the SM reps response was along the lines of "well it's nothing much since it's a given that you guys should do that" which makes complete sense from the situation he gave....

    Heechul complained that when SJ were ranking in Taiwan charts for a certain number of weeks that they didn't make articles about it which i agree with the SM rep response cos if it's not better than your previous record no need to make a big deal out of it cos it can actually get you laughed at (oh, their last album was 33wks and this one is just 25wks and they're bragging?)......That's why when they beat their previous record SM started making headlines out of it.........

    Sometimes fans take their faves words as the holy scripture without trying to reason for themselves and manipulate the story to suit them......

    I'm not saying SME treats SJ equally as fellow label mates SNSD and from a business point of view SNSD should be treated better than majority of their labelmates including SJ with the income they bring in for SM.....Cash Cows get better treatment......Hate it or Love it.....

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  63. I Wish was great in my opinion, but FT Island themselves didn't enjoy it and as a result, probably didn't push for it.
    But if one factors in the immense popularity of Severely along with Japanese sales and numerous overseas, I'm sure FT Island rakes in much more than CNB.

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  64. From CEO of FNC ( i just dont know how to put the vid but u can check it out on yt)

    Since I have expanded my company such as setting up affiliated company in Japan, the company got into difficulty financially and heavily fell into debt of 30 billion just before CNBLUE’ debut. At that time I prayed hard.
    7:30 ~ In 5 days right after CNBLUE’s debut with I’m a loner, they topped all music charts. Within 2 to 3 months CNLBUE revived the company (from the debt of 30 billion).

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  65. Yeah but FTI also helps FNC financially. CNB's success is a good thing but it makes the most sense for FNC to fully support both groups so they can get the most money. And FNC shouldn't be expanding to the point where they go into such debt anyways.

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  66. GOOGLE: "lee hi park bom scarecrow"

    AKP released an article about it in November. -___-

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  67. CNblue didn't plagiarise that was the composer and the bulk buying thing was false.

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  68. i bet he got greedy after fti's successful debut and shipped them to japan. They just ended up being forgotten by korean fans

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  69. I swear this guys username is different a while ago..Is there a way to change it?

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  70. well. at least they are gettig paid well. look how Hongki spends so much on his nails. he is willing to freaking waste $50000 (correct me if im wrong) on his so called fashion nails.


    FNC and CEO here is a big FUCK YOU to you. swallow it.

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  71. sorry primadonnas, but I heard some FTisland and Cnblue 's self-composed song, I think Cnblue's song have their own style , they can compose many songs with different styles but FTisland I think they are similar .

    Ftisland's debut in 2007 same as SNSD, from 2007 to 2010 when cnblue didn't come out , at that time Ftisland compared to SNSD we know who won, FNC needs a group can push the company up and Cnblue did it, You can see how Fnc got successes when Cnblue debut , If you think a idol group can be popular by PR I LOL, because now there are many idol groups , Korean people were bored by them, they will choose idols have good songs , Cnblue 's songs did well on digital charts and album so the company would promote them longer, Ftisland's songs didn't do well all digital and album chart so FNC promoted them shorter to save money.
    Everything has its rule. The more you give them money the better they treat you
    I hope FNC will let Ftisland comebacks with their own song in 2013.

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  72. I do hope that fans won't think ill of the other group because it is clearly the company's fault...

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  73. I'm a Boice and I feel so shameful reading this....

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  74. Wow this is sad TTTT ft island fighting... cn blue too. and aoa and juniel etc, it's not their fault. FNC what is wrong with you?!

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  75. I agree on the self composed songs because I know they really wanna do it and I agree on the media play and the use of money ....
    but if you look you see that cnblue has no scandal and are perfectly clean while fti do what ever they want. I think it's there choice somehow. ft island said they do not want to be on shows. they want to practice music... I think JH only went on romantic and idol season 2 so the PD will agree to put aoa on season 1, that's how PDs work... you could see he is not shows material ....
    ft island wanted to plan there concert themselves and ddecide on there own. hongki asked PRIs do keep telling the company to let them do whatever they want. and in Japan they get most of the independence they want (although cnblue released a single two weeks after fti which was really unfair)
    so honestly I understand why that staff member said so... fti want all the independence that can get... so....
    but yea, it's a total bias... but I think some parts of it are actually what ft island boys want...
    p.s. bias or not, yonghwa IS very talented and I agree but hongkis voice takes him every day...

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  76. FNC is doing the right thing.
    CNBlue is considered the best korean band for something, they are special and FTisland is not at their level yet.

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  77. The first thing I knew about FT Island (which was in 2011) was the FNC bias was CN Blue. I am neither a fan of FT Island or CN Blue, but for it's different feels when I watch FT Island and CN Blue and I prefer FT Island over CN Blue.


    It's seriously been tough for Primadonnas. I just hope FNC remembers who got them the money for CN Blue and their other artists, and treats FT Island better.

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  78. if only FT Island members weren't so ugly and talentless...

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  79. My memory is absolutely foggy on it since I couldn't remember much of the exchange and I think I got it from a secondary, or maybe third source. Thank you for correcting me.

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  80. isn't another company have the same problem?

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  81. Yeah, that's what I thought lol just imagining 2NE1 taking on Strong Baby...hmm...really didnt suit a girl group, even of their more daring style.

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  82. Well, saying FT Island's songs sound similar is just your opinion. After listening to plenty of CNB and FTI songs it's clear to me that both have their own styles/colors to their music.

    FNC groups are not as popular as most SM groups (especially SNSD) so I don't see the point in bringing that up. FT Island had a very successful debut with one of the highest selling albums in 2007. If FNC promoted/marketed FTI as much as CNB they could've kept up or increased that momentum.


    Two financially successful groups are better than one. But by switching focus too much on CNB, FT Island started to fall behind. Their is no real excuse for what FNC has done to FT Island and even though they've been doing fine who knows how much bigger they could've been if they were treated more fairly.

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  83. Actually,their popularity decrease between 2007-2009. They were very popular when they debut, with their own variety shows and appearances but their popularity faded. It was only after Honggi start in You're Beautiful(2009) then they managed to get back their popularity again and achieve a higher fanbase in Korea.


    I wouldn't say that the're gone after CNblue debut. Honestly, they just gained even MORE popularity after CNblue debut.

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  84. primadonna already fight for this since the moment cn blue debut.. what good about ft island is they express their dissatisfaction toward fnc thru twitter..
    just why they still cont. their contract with fnc bcoz i always hope they get away from fnc and find good company.. let fnc handle cn blue without having ft island as their senior..

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  85. this is ridiculousApril 20, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

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  86. And SJ have a shit ton of solo projects. When do you ever see members other than Hongki or sometimes Jonghoon doing solo projects. I honestly don't even know the rest of their names;;

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  87. I love FT Island and will be a Primadonna till the very end. Even so, this whole situation has become very tiring. The fact that FT Island is letting this company run them down is very unappealing and it's been hard to support them because of it. If I support them, in the end the company will benefit from it. It's bad logic, but I think my hate for FNC surpasses my love for FT Island. I just want the best for FT Island and at this point I just wish they'd leave the company and do well else where.


    ...side note, Personally I think FT Island only stays with FNC because they let them do what they want when it comes to their personal lives. They have freedom in when it comes to that situation but not so much when it comes to music. I think it's up to the boys to decide which is important. None the less I will support them, because they're talented, [pretty] good and free spirited kids.

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  88. In Japanese Charts CNBLUE is ahead of FTIsland, so nope. CNBLUE is where the money is for FNC...even the CEO said that they were debt when CNBLUE debuted but they managed to survive because CNBLUE earned a lot money in their first 6 months, they were able to save the company. This is bussiness, once the new group debuts, the circle will repeat itself.

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  89. not to mention, FT Island was pushed to Japan, doing promotion after promotion when CNB debuted. We all know the effect of an idol group being send to Japan, their popularity decline in both Korea and Internationally.

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  90. and all this FNC stan said that FNC is different from other company... meh.. obviously they all the same.. "i only care to those who can give me more profit"

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  91. don't say "fucking CN Blue", it's not their fault. it's the company. As a Boice, I feel extremely apologetic too...

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  92. Jungshin was filming drama while CNBLUE was in Arena Tour, he lost so much weight fans were all worried he was going to faint any minute. Yonghwa fainted after they ended their 392 concert because he just ended Hearstrings and didn't even had time to rest because right after filming they had the concert.

    Yonghwa had vocal cord nodule during love light promo and was in the hospital, we was supposed to have a month of rest but they only gave him a week, he had to use playback because he couldn't even talk....he had to received injections directly to the throat so he could continue promotion.

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  93. You must be an anti of CNBlue...

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  94. It's BS because FT Island does concert after concert in Japan and those shows are always sold out. If you aren't aware artist can earn more money with concerts than album sales.


    When I went to the FTI & CNB concert in LA, I met a group of Japanese girls, who flew all the way to LA just to see FTI because she said that It's very hard to get tickets to see FT Island.

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  95. I've been saying this since forever, FNC is not a that great of a company. It's all horse shit.

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  96. No Probs......It's just always best to get info from the original source instead of through the grapevine......

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  97. Just show me what company who support all their group with same treatment?

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  98. I don't really listen to kpop that often, I stan more for kdramas/variety/personality reasons but Severely was such a good song

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  99. This is a difficult situation. In terms of what mainstream kpop wants, CN Blue would be the preferred band compared to F.T Island (in terms of looks, personality and music genre) and FNC knows it. I'm not saying this because I don't like F.T Island - they're honestly the only Korean group I really listen to, but this is the truth. CN Blue is like the Korean Maroon 5 - they lean more towards the pop mainstream genre, while F.T Island is (in my opinion) more closer to rock, which I don't think the public really favours. I understand why FNC would have a bias for CN Blue, but I just don't agree with what they're doing (using the money F.T Island earned for CN Blue's concert???). I've always noticed that they seemed happier when they're in Japan because of the musical freedom they get (their own compositions are seriously a lot better than what were composed for them. I wish FNC would realize that).

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  100. delulu x 10000000

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  101. FT island really blew up back then with "Love Sick"

    ah, that song is immortal... good ole days indeed.

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  102. I really feel sorry for FT Island and their fans... Such a pity and hard time they have.


    Out of topic: Never respected KKS but for once, this guy gain some form me. even though he treats T-ara as money making slaves but nothing more but at times, he definitely protects and defends them when needed.. WHY is FCN not even defending their own boys?? Really weird ..

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  103. I can't, which is exactly one on the major problems in Kpop.

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  104. best korean band? NO.

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  105. hwayoung say hellooooooo...

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  106. I'm a Boice but I do like FT Island too and think that with the right resources they've got all the potential to release a full self composed album.

    Given that they're the more senior band in FNC you would have thought that the company would respect their wishes to do so?

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  107. It doesn't really work like that. Journalists get fed stories about celebrities through general press releases or trough personal connections of the company's marketing folk. The complaint was about SM's passivity to get the word out about SJ's accomplishments (especially abroad).


    But the situation has changed since. I guess SM realized that the company as a whole can benefit from touting SJ's achievements. Nowadays, through the "SMTown" PR folk, they are quite good in addressing everything that's going on with the group, whether it be SJ as a whole or a single member's activities. I have no complaints.

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  108. Nothing else to do than to pretend to be a CNBLUE fan????

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  109. I know SM groups are more popular than FNC but in 2007 Ftisland was more popular than SNSD when their debut, they appeared on many shows to promote , then in 2008 their popularity decreased. SNSD only was popular in 2009 with GEE and from now on they are the national girl group, FTisland didn't keep on their success because they are lack of some elements . Do you think the next FTisland's self-composed song can be their title song in next album, Han seung ho didn't want to risk his money , if the song is good( it can all kill on digital and do well on chart), he will let them do like Cnblue.
    did you see I wrote I THINK so this is my opinion, don't take seriously. I think their songs are good but not special with me

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  110. The other members are Jaejin (bass), Minhwan (drums), and Seunghyun (guitar). The was another member, Wonbin, but he left a few years ago.


    They've all had their own things but I think Seunghyun has had more individual activities than JJ and MH..

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  111. I don't get what you're saying. ELF no longer buy stocks since the Only13 incident years ago. Yeah they still buy loads of CDs and merchandise but from what I read, Primadonnas (and any other hardcore fan) do the same. So your point is?

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  112. I agree with everything you said but this.. (using the money F.T Island earned for CN Blue's concert???)-------I think CNBLUE is well enough to spend for their concert...Not everything the poster said can be claimed valid...

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  113. Don't bother furthermore if you haven't managed to get it.

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  114. GrowupnquitwhiningApril 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Firstly, you don't work at FNC so no one knows the real situation. Secondly, FNC is a small company with limited resources, so of course they're going to put their money where it generates the most returns; in this case, it's CNBLUE. The bottom line is: Not happy your boss is not paying attention to you? Then work harder and become better than your colleagues.

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  115. CNBlue has no scandal? Perfectly clean? What about all those plagiarism scandals then...

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  116. I like the way you think. lol
    fuck fnc, forreal

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  117. Fair enough, but if HSH doesn't give FTI a proper chance then we'll never know how well their self composed songs can chart. Sure that's a risk but it could pay off. Maybe he should let FTI use a self composed song as a follow-up track to see how that goes?


    This kinda goes with my main point because if HSH had more faith in FTI then the company could make even more progress.

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  118. lol....CNBLUE is not the composer of that song..the artist who file the case even said that they are not after CNBLUE but the composer..

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  119. It's hard to avoid CNBlue and although I like their songs I still prefer FT Island and would wish for them to get just as much attention from their company.

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  120. It's not just a bout working hard, it's about getting a fair chance. There are plenty of idols who work hard but without decent company investment they can't get very far.

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  121. I used to like cn blue alot...until i found my bias group...but even then i can say that fnc are really biased to cn blue...so i salute fellow prims for standing up fir ft island...

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  122. I do admit though...FNC doesn't really promote F.T. Island that well...I haven't heard of them for a long time now...I know they promote on music shows but I haven't heard of like..a new release in Korean and such...I bet there is bias in FNC but, not sure whether to believe whether it's been exaggerated in the article too much or not...

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  123. Lol...are u trying to compare cn blue and fti?hongki sings better than yong hwa...try listening to you're beautful....and they have many hit songs....as much as i love cn blue..fti wins by miles

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  124. That's how it goes my dears. The new kids get all the support because they're being built up. FNC can't rely on FT Island alone if they want the company to grow and survive. If they had done wrong with FTI anyway, the boys wouldn't have been this popular. You just gotta accept it. It's like getting a new baby sister/brother, all the attention is on him because he needs it.

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  125. I mean personal scandals...
    the thing is, you get into scandals so easily that if you are not in one it's gotta be the company buying your way for you...
    hhongki said, I almost never lied and if you want an idol I will disappoint you...
    I love ft because they are not clean and are human. I loved hongki when he yelled 'so f***ing cool on GDA' , I love when he doesn't care.... I don't need another perfectly pressed and clean idols. I want humans ....

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  126. Gahhhh...i love her voice since i heard her singing timeless with junsu...too bad sm didnt push her much coz her voice is awesome!

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  127. So? how does a being a small company justify the fact that FNC treats FT Island like dirt?
    There is so many other small companies that try their best to promote their artists. The biggest problem is that FTI was FNC's first artist, without FTI, FNC would never have the resources and money to even debut CN Blue.
    The reason why FTI became CNB's lab rat was because FT Island was the 1st idol band and FNC wanted to know the public's reaction and see how far an idol band could go.
    FT Island's debut was highly successful, their debut single was one of the most popular song of the 2007. If FNC had really cared for FTI then they would have promoted them better and FTI would be more popular than they are now.
    Work harder? As if FTI doesn't already work hard enough, they've worked to the point that the members have been hospitalized.
    Anyone with some sense can see that FNC is extremely biased towards CNB.
    CNB is great and deserve everything they have but why does that means that FTI has to take the leftovers?
    FT Island promotes in Japan more than they do in Korea, if FTI doesn't have a fandom in Korea, FNC would have just left them to promote themselves in Japan.
    FT Island was never given a fair chance to begin with. Talent wise, they do not lose to CN Blue. Hongki isn't the only one that can sing in FTI, so can Jaejin & Seunghyun but no..nobody knows that other than Pris because fnc doesn't try to promote them. They're too busy with CNB and others.

    A 2010 group has a world tour, what does FTI have when they debuted in 2007? Pris held it in long enough, it's about time FTI shines again.

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  128. It's the same with all companies :
    Always Big Bang at YG, I mean at least fti have new album each year, 2ne1?
    Always SNSD at SM, too long if I list how bad SM treat suju.

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  129. R u seriously delusional?

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  130. Hwayoung isnt part of T-ara and if by any mean you are talking about the time she was in T-ara then please lets not start here.. And, btw if u read my comment properly, its basically just comparing the situation, not particularly going into T-ara or Hwayoung's scandal so as of now, back off... You will get lots of time to argue with me in T-ara's article on 29th of April... Its not the right place and time here..

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  131. i remember when i first got into kpop, before the annoying burst of idols, ft island was really amongst the top. their songs were so good! even though theyve been promoting now, i feel like i didn't even know about it! i had to stumble upon it.

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  132. no, YG always had "favoritism" towards his rookies/new debuts. vips made a list like this back when 2NE1 debuted, so it's not hayi. he just focuses on his rookies too much to a fault.

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  133. After reading all of this I'm really angry at FNC.
    I just knew a few of these things...
    ....seriously how can FNC treat them like this?!

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  134. I'm a CNBLUE fan but I find your comment so insulting. Theyre both talented and deserve to be treated fairly, why drag FTISLAND down?

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  135. I started listening to FTISLAND after watching the music video for Severely on the plane to Seoul. That song was seriously amazing.

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  136. ftisland has primadonnas who is more strong and solid fanbase, they can help anything that the company can't able to do, while boice isn't as strong as primadonnas so the company has to help cnblue in anything..about variety show it only recently all of cnblue member can promote in variety show, doesn't usually only yonghwa ?
    and yup cnblue media play is quite annoying though...

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  137. FTI should just file a lawsuit and end their contract. If name is a problem, disband FTI and regroup as in another name. Many bands have done this.

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  138. Honestly except Hongki i don't know the other members of FTisland, i never saw them in tv-shows.
    I'm sad for them and as an ELF i can understand how Primadonnas are feeling.
    I hope that FNC will focus more on them from now on, maybe the bad publicity brought by this article will force them to change their behaviour towards the band ?
    FTIsland fighting !!! Even if i don't know all the members, i sure know about their music and voted for them at GDA because i loved "I Wish" ♥

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  139. I guess it's understandable
    ...if FT Island's fans have to see how much better the company treats CNBlue and even use most of their money for them fans start to dislike the group too....I think it's a shame because both group are really talented and close with each other (at least it looks like that). It's the fault of FNC and I can't even understand the reasons of the CEO....

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  140. FNC, you're not only hurting Prims' feelings, but Boices too. Not only them but most of all, FT Island's feelings for being so biased.

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  141. talentless? http://t.co/Pk3CEcA8QO

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  142. Idk about double, but if your promote one band way more than the other then how do you expect the disadvantaged group to sell better?

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  143. That was September of 2011. CNBLUE debuted in early 2010 and continued to release hits--don't you think they made more than $1 mill USD by then by themselves?

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  144. been years since cnblue can be considered the new baby brother. they aren't even the fnc maknae

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  145. I don't think so. But if CNB did make that much by now, can they give it to FT Island's concert then?

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  146. reminds me of Hongki's tweet the other day. A fan asked if it's true
    that FT is performing in this upcoming event and Hongki replied "I’m
    receiving the schedule from you guys too.. "

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  147. LEE HI IS THE GREATEST SINGER DONT DISS HER

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  148. I kind of recent FNC cause of how the treat FT Island too, i dont hate CNBLUE but I dont really give crap about them , dont like their songs or style and concept at all
    Im not a prima either, yeah I have liked FT Island since debut but i cant call myself a prima and even as a no prima, i can see how FT Island is getting the short stick here ....

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  149. if FNC gave the same attention to FT Island that they r giving to CNBLUE, FT Island would be making more money

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  150. That is an impressive list of evidence lol

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  151. yup, FT ISLAND was really popular during 2007 that even snsd and kara doesn't compare with them, i remembered snsd got pranked once during one of the event where the audiences wanted to see ft island and not them
    lovesick dominated music charts when it's released and stay there for 8 weeks, ft island won no 1 and no.2 on music bank at the same time, it's really rare for a group to win the two top spot at one time
    all ftisland's follow up songs, like thunder and until you return which were not the title won music shows awards as well


    if only FNC knows how to manage ft island well,urgh them and their poor management skills

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  152. They should left that shitty label and join JYP

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  153. stupid =))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    FTisland is not at their level yet ????? =))))))))
    can't stop laughing =)))))))))))))))))))

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  154. well pretty or ugly is an opinion thing so

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  155. not hating on Yonghwa, but Hongki's voice is way superior than his, WAY

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  156. SM doesnt pay PR for any of their artist, if SNSD gets attention its fron the reporters not SM

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  157. SM treats everyone pretty much the same, not as good as they should, they do it with all of their artist not just SuJu like some elf like to think

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  158. you can call them talentless all you want but saying they're ugly? you need to get your eyes checked because every member of FT is insanely goodlooking, more so than some CNBlue members themselves

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  159. I'm a pri and of course I knew about this topic because it's pretty obvious but some things are really sad and somehow I hope it's not true for e.g. that FNC paid Cnblues stage with FTIslands money and that Primadonnas should promote FT Island on their own. Same like they promised that FT Island and CN Blue should come to Europe early 2012 and only CN Blue came. Until now FT Island still hasn't come and I don't think FNC cares about it. They are just busy planning CN Blues world tour which is of course more important.

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  160. yes a group can get popular jus from PR, PR is everything for a group I have heard a lof of good songs in kpop that arent really popular cause the group doesnt have a good pr

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  161. Choice explained it perfectly in a recent interview. YG producers have monthly meetings with YHS where they decide which song goes to whom. So even though, let's say for example, Choice made a song with Lee Hi in mind, it might end up going to Bom instead or vice versa. It has happened countless of times. It's not a matter of bias but rather the 'right fit' and the right timing as well.

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  162. Jacquelin HernandezApril 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Are these all facts? Why are people so quick to believe everything in the internet? you make it seem like only F.T. Island is being overwork! How about the time yonghwa was taken to the hospital after a performance ? Boice can see how tired the boys are, they have a world tour yet they have all these different adtivities. I don't understand all the hate comments CNBLUE is getting? Is not like CNBLUE is just seating down like kings. If in fact FNC is being bias to that extend I do feel bad for them too. my advice to some people here make sure you know the information is true before you start making comments.

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  163. in 6 years of existence ftisland has never sold over 100k. on the other hand, cnblue only has been in the industry for 3 years and all of their albums have sold over 100k. so in those years from 2007-2009 they were promoting cnblue?

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  164. no one is actually hating on CNBLUE, the hate is for FNC, and no one is saying CNBLUE isnt working is ass out just that FT Island is pretty much working as hard and has work for longer than CNBLUE and is getting treated bad.

    this post is of how FNC treated FT Island compared to CNBLUE, CNBLUE is only being used to compare not to hate

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  165. I don't even have to be a Primadonna to know all these things, I can't remember the last time FT Island performed or were on shows ~ its obvious their company isn't so amazing. I hope instead of concentrating on other groups they can remember those guys who got their company to where it is now.

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  166. Jacquelin HernandezApril 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    I read comments here calling like "fucking CNBLUE" What I'm saying is that not everything on the article is true and if FNC is being bias is not CNBLUE's fault.

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  167. I swear every stop of Big Bang's Alive tour had like 3 articles released with it. Granted, there was a lot of foreign media reviewing the tour and/or reporting on it but... yeah, there was articles alright. The only thing is that YGE does not put as much energy into promoting Big Bang as soloist as they do as a group. With GD's Heartbreaker album, Seungri's VVIP, Taeyang's solar etc. The fan complaints are the same across the board which is not enough promotion for them as soloist(altho they DO have some promotion... even going as far as having their own shows during solo periods). But I think this has something more to do with Big Bang's contract.

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  168. this happens in JYP we know about WG and miss A bias -_-

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  169. It's really not. I'm a VIP but I honestly believe kVIPs overreact with 80% of their complaints.

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  170. Everything that is listed above has happened before (of course, all these things didn't happen in short time, Pris compiled all this up)/
    I can say this because, there were fan account, articles etc. on these.
    Nobody is blaming CN Blue, they're great. People know that CNB had times where they were overworked but that is beside the point.
    Pris are finally calling FNC out on their bias, it's about time someone stood up for FTI.
    FTI's debut was huge, Love Sick was one of the most popular songs of 2007, even I'm a Loner wasn't as well received than Love Sick. It was after their debut, that FTI was treated like dirt.
    If fnc has promoted both groups equally well, everything would have turned out to be much better for all 3 parties.

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  171. Jacquelin HernandezApril 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    I get your point , but still scroll down and you will see how some people here are calling CNBLUE "fucking cnblue" F.T.I is better" " I'm glad fans are standing up for F.T.I Because i would do the same for CNBLUE if that were to happend just leave CNBLUE out because is not their fault.

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  172. The reason Big Bang is still at float is because of GD. He the one who takes charge and produces music for the group. YG always have a new obsession and doesn't care about BB and now he won't even care about 2ne1.

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  173. is this a contest about who has it the worst?

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  174. this post for cnblue,ftisland and FNC ..R my eyes see a lot of replies about other companies or not.

    I'm sick of them prying into another posts .. shit

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  175. to all the boices that's here and trying to be like what's happeneing with ftisland is nothing, step aside we're hating on fnc ! none said anything about cnblue so stop this fucking shit.

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  176. II actually think that it's a sound business decision. As bad as this sounds, maybe they just don't think there's much of a future for FT whereas CNBlue, AoA, and Juniel will probably be their moneymakers in 3-5 years time.

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  177. CNBLUE is my bias but I just love FT Island and I really don't know what's FNC is doing. The started out so well with them. Even CNBLUE wasn't launched like that. Till this day CNBLUE hasn't had their own show with all the members on it like 'Idol Army' or 'The FT Island Show' and I really wanted that for them so people could know them as a band. It really took a couple of years for the other members to really get activities but aside for some guest spots on shows, it's all been individual activities. After shipping FT Island to Japan, I really don't get why FNC didn't take the advantage of FT Island was doing with Severely. They should have really taken the chance to spend more time promoting FT Island. It's great that Hongki has a movie and Jonghun got to be on 'The Romantic and the Idol', but the other members still don't have much recognition with the general public. They could be hooking up those members with individual activities as well since they've now begun to do it for AOA. I know it's a business and FNC probably want to go where the money is, but FT Island could do so much better than they are with more support. With the face Jonghun has you think he'd be everywhere right now, from CFs to plenty of variety shows, but they've barely used him. He's one of the most gorgeous guys in all of KPop. FNC not using him makes no sense at all.

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  178. Hongki and Minhwan was a minor at that time. fnc child abuse!

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  179. With all my respect to u,,you're so ignorant about how financial funding of such events works!!! 1st of all you don't know how FNC fund each of their artists,,, 2nd, musical and sports events all over the wolrd are not totaly fund before the event is held,, the owner of the event would have sponsors (such as fashion companies, drinks companies,, etc), which would partly fund them to make publicity in return,, so the event would be funded by these sponsors and the rest would remain as debts, which would be paid from the final income of the event,,, that's why there is so much pressure on the artists or the sports players to make successful events, especialy in the music industry, where every event can have a DVD release only if it was successful (u can imagine how much money would it make then),,,, and hey!! who knows how FTIsland's next even will be fund!!! u don't even know how their Budokan was fund as well (it's one of the biggest and famous stages in Japan u know!!)

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  180. This Article is so biased and unreasonable,,, When CNBLUE were trainees,, FNC was facing big financial problems (President Han said that in a recent interview),, that's why they were sent to Japan as an indie band (Han wasn't sure about their success and could make the risk by releasing them in Korea), where they only lived from their parents poket money,,and after almost a year they reached 11th place in Oricon Chart (with "the way part 2" mini album I think), which gave Pr. Han a little motivation to anounce their debut in Korea,,, and in fact their immediate success was what saved FNC from bankrupt ,,, I understand your being jealous of CNBLUE's pace of advancement comparing to FTISLAND's recently,, and I believe that all of that is due to your impacience over FTIsland,, and the fact that CNBLUE's style is different is because they write most of their songs, that's why we can always feel their playfulness and their own emotions through their songs,,,,Iremember that HongKi recently talked about why they faced some issues right after their debut, and I remember him saying that "it was because the Korean audience wasn't ready for band's music at the time", it's true that FTISLAND made the road for the band's music in these days Korea (which was pres Han's idea, which will make it easier to many other korean bands in the future,,, but anyone who would read this article, would think that CNBLUE don't make any money and only use FTISLAND's,, which is realy stupid to even imagine!!!,,,,,, and I don't realy understand your saying that FNC is unfair towards FTI (??!!) everyone knows that FNC's policy is the most tolerant among the other agencies like SM and YG,,, they never imposed any strict orders on their artists, and the proove is that HongKi is one of the most talkative artists in variety shows and he sometimes says thoughtless things and freely responds to his fans and antifans by himself,, which he wouldn't do if FNC was strict with him,,, and about HongKi being ill before a show,, Jonghyun also performed once in Music Core while having a high fever,, this is just how the Korean music industry works,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Younger groups always suffer from their sunbae's biased fans when they can't tolerate their success,,, in fact i often read such articles about how SUJU and SNSD made their fame using TVXQ's money (which is stupid),, I guess CNBLUE's turn is on,, and next is Juniel's and then AOA's ,, It's the price of having biased anti-fans!!

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  181. i'm a loyal Pri for almost 6years and hate fnc because of this.

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  182. Am I the only one who finds it ironic that Block B and FT Island are close? Zico, Kyung, Minhwan, and Seunghyun are like brothers from other mothers xD

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  183. They did have articles but not from YG directly and fans were upset about that. Anyway I don't think Big Bang is neglected just not promoted as much anymore bc they don't need it. And YG gave gd a tour bc his album wasnt properly promoted. They only ones I understand the complaints about is 2ne1 but even then fans exaggerate. They had a tour, released I love you, be mine, scream. I'm just hoping now that Psy isn't promoting in Korea and that lee hi is almost done with her promotions it means that 2ne1 will come back with an album bc I miss them and so fans can stop complaining.

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  184. I think it's pretty cool actually :)
    The struggle is real. Haha!

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  185. Jonghun,Hongki,Jaejin,Seunghyun and Minhwan.pls leave fnc. what?!leave the pr to pris?!! so fucked up!!

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  186. poor unfortunate soulApril 20, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Hong Ki revealed, “When we advanced into the Japanese market, CNBLUE debuted in Korea, and their popularity exploded.” He continued, “F.T. Island and CNBLUE are in the same management company, and it seems the company experimented with us. Whenever the company made a mistake with us, they did it all for CNBLUE. We’re basically CNBLUE’s lab rats. But we will show you how strong lab rats really are.”

    BUT WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW STRONG LAB RATS REALLY ARE! I will never forget those words, FT Island will be the best no matter what happens!

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  187. I remember Hongki saying in an interview that FT Island had to produce their own album from their own pocket money...normally the company does that for its artists...not the other way around.

    Again, people aren't hating on any of the other FNC artists, they're annoyed at the FNC PRs.

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  188. There's always haters in a forum but, look at the majority of the posts and they're not like that.

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  189. Sales doesn't only equal how many physical albums are sold. There physical sales AND ....digital sales, concert sales, DVD sales, merchandise sales, CF deals, TV appearances etc.

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  190. ''13. When B2UTIES plagiarized the Pentastick, FNC, once again, did nothing about it. Primas eventually had to go around to B2ST concerts and ask every fan to refrain from using the Pentastick.''

    LOL..Dear FT island's fans, Every groups in korean already have their owned pentastick! If you said B2UTIES plagiarized them its means SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU. Go and check it back which groups used this first, and your FT island's pentastick and B2ST's pentastick doesnt looks same. B2ST is in black and white but FT island is yellow's colour. Their design also totally different. ==''

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  191. its because cnblue more talented than ftisland and they make more money.......dont you know CNBLUE DEBUT SAVE THE COMPANY FROM BANKRUPT

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  192. cnblue even beg their ceo for a long time telling everyone they gonna use their own song making the ceo couldnt ignore them

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  193. yonghwa self composing songs are popular because of seohyun

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