Super Junior members Donghae, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun are now leaving their longtime agency SM Entertainment.
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SuJu Members Donghae, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun Depart From SM Entertainment After 17 Years
On July 14, SM Entertainment announced that Super Junior members Donghae, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun have not renewed their exclusive contracts under the agency.
SM also added that all three idols will now be pursuing their own solo activities. Despite their plans to continue individually, the agency also followed up that Donghae, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun will still resume their group activities together with Super Junior.
SM Entertainment stated:
“Super Junior members Eunhyuk, Donghae, and Kyuhyun have decided not to renew their exclusive contracts with the agency and will now be working their solo endeavors.
The three members will still be resuming their group promotions together with Super Junior, alongside SM Entertainment.
We will be cheering them on as they turn over a new chapter comprised of challenges, and we also plan to stay in touch and communicate effectively, for them to carry out their solo career and group activities simultaneously.”
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Meanwhile, Super Junior members Leeteuk, Kim Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Choi Siwon, and Ryeowook have all restored their exclusive contracts under SM Entertainment.
Both Donghae and Eunhyuk debuted in Super Junior in 2005, while the group’s youngest member Kyuhyun joined a year later in 2006 as addition.
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Super Junior debuted on November 6, 2005, with their performance of “Twins (Knock Out)” on SBS’s Inkigayo. The track is from their debut full-length album “Super Junior 05.”
ELFs React on Donghae, Eunhyuk, & Kyuhyun’s Withdrawal From SM Entertainment
On Twitter, netizens and fandom E.L.Fs have expressed their honest thoughts on their decision to leave SM Entertainment after 17 years.
Fans opened up how this decision would benefit the members more, since they will now get to promote individually and take control of artistic freedom. Some also conveyed their anticipation for the members’ upcoming activities.
Read their comments below:
All Super Junior members renewed their contract with SM. They will continue their group activities under SM.
Donghae, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun’s individual activities will not be managed by SM anymore. Don’t worry, it’s a really good thing. If you know, you know 🙂 pic.twitter.com/zs0YQ8hqzY
— 💙Everlasting Friends💙 (@sapphirecloud1) July 14, 2023
Knowing how hard Hyukjae worked himself, I’m greatful he end his contract with the agency, although I’m a little bit scare about dne activity in the future, but I belive his judgment, he’s much older and wiser than me, he know what best for himself, so I’ll just keep support him.
— Starlight💫 (kinda ia) (@Polaris_0404) July 14, 2023
I think going freelance for solo activities is pretty good because freelancers can choose their own projects and create their own content. We’ll likely get to see new sides of them as they manage their own solo activities henceforth.
— Sakura_Gurl (@SakuraGirl4lyfe) July 14, 2023
It goes down down, baby! Congratulations on freeing from SMEnt shackles Donghae, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun! pic.twitter.com/22qJKd98pI
— ✴︎ I got EXO’s six ✴︎ (@Tis1sMeTrying) July 14, 2023
but then it also makes perfect sense given how much work they have (or want to pursue) outside of sj 🤔
sooo im excited for u, eunhaekyu!!!!!! hope we get more kyu musicals!!! donghae dramas!!!! and directing/dancing gigs for hyuk!!!! or wtvr they have in store for the future!!
— lala 🐰🐧 SJ fanparty in MNL (@hyukigayo) July 14, 2023
right. just let’s support them as usual
— 울란 (@waterwul) July 14, 2023
tbh i don’t have any reaction other than, oh okay. i mean they’re adults, they know what they want, they know how to handle themsel, like really no other reaction than ok you do your thing suju
— mint (@unresolvedmint) July 14, 2023
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Written by Riely Miller