Back in May 2015 former SM trainee, Neil Hannigan, gave a very candid interview via Reddit about his experience training at SM for 2 years.
Although done 2 years ago, the interview was recently translated to Korean and posted onto Pann where Netizens voiced their opinions.
“Wow how did I focus on reading all of that. I’ve always had a bad image of SM but the more I read the more I started liking SMㅌㅋㅋㅋㅋThere’s nothing unfair with them..The training teacher? He sounds like a real parent”
The comments were mostly supportive of SM and its training process, which I found surprising after reading the interview Neil gave.
While the former trainee doesn’t overly criticize SM, I don’t exactly get a rosy image of the company either.
“They’re cleaner than I thought ㅋㅋㄱIn the old days there were talks about trainees owning tons of debts to smaller companies so I was wondering how SM would fit in this, but they’re better than I thought. They don’t give up on their old trainees but send them to other companies to see if they can debut and give them another shot? I always thought that the big companies were always in competition.”
Are we reading the same interview, Sis?
Then again, maybe these Netizens have a really, really, really bad image of SM. Far worse than the impression I got from Neil’s interview.
I guess it’s just one of them things where Netizens lost me.
Sources: Pann Choa