SuperM appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in 2019
The Korean group released their debut EP on October 4, 2019. The group then made their US television debut on TThe Ellen DeGeneres Show on October 9, 2019. For the TV show, DeGeneres interviewed Baekhyun, Taemin, Kai, Taeyong, Ten, Lucas and Mark, and the members performed their first single “Jopping”. A performance of their song “I Can’t Stand the Rain” has also been uploaded.
At the end of the interview, DeGeneres asked the members if they were dating anyone.
“Alright, real quick, and not for me, but obviously I need to know for the world that you are all single?” DeGeneres asked.
The members responded that they were single, and DeGeneres went on to say “Are you all single?”
“Wait, why are you still curious about this?” Mark asked.
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“It’s my job,” DeGeneres told them.
After the appearance of SuperM on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, some fans have taken issue with the DeGeneres dating issue due to the media’s obsession with K-pop idol dating.
Why some fans don’t want SuperM to appear on the show again
Headline Planet recently reported that SuperM members are “tentatively ready to play” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show September 23. Fans weren’t too excited about the news. Some fans have said that they feel DeGeneres is not a great interviewer when it comes to K-pop groups.
“Oh my God… from my point of view, Ellen doesn’t hide it well when she forces herself to pretend to laugh and even seems interested from afar in the guests (especially when they come from industries that are ‘foreign’ to her.” , like K -pop), to the point where it often exudes very patronizing behavior, ”wrote one Reddit user.
Fans have a negative view of the show
In recent months, controversy has surrounded The Ellen DeGeneres Show after it was reported three producers involved in sexual misconduct and harassment. The producers were then fired and Variety reported that DeGeneres apologized to employees for the “toxicity on set that had occurred ‘under his watch.”
However, that didn’t do much to quell the negative outlook on the talk show. Fans have pointed out that this makes SuperM’s upcoming performance on the show less than ideal.
“Lol just remembering when they went on Ellen last time and Jongin called it boring later and mark putting Ellen in her place to always ask personal dating questions!” No but seriously, this is a promotion they shouldn’t be doing! Like how SM is completely oblivious to the seriousness of a person Ellen! It’s literally everywhere now, ”wrote one Reddit user.
“Why Ellen? Seriously. I don’t think anyone in their target audience would generally turn to her and certainly not now after exiting the toxic work environment that Ellen has created / allowed to happen, ”another Reddit user wrote.