- Fans of K-pop girl group Red Velvet sent protest trucks to SM Entertainment’s building
- ReVeluvs are demanding better treatment for Red Velvet members
- ReVeluvs organized Twitter parties to protest against SM Entertainment’s management of the group
Red Velvet fans are trending several hashtags on Twitter as they protest SM Entertainment’s management of the group.
On Tuesday, Red Velvet fans – more popularly known as ReVeluvs – organized various Twitter parties, tagging SM Entertainment and Red Velvet’s official accounts.
While South Korean ReVeluvs focused their attention on sending protest trucks to the front of SM Entertainment’s building, international fans participated in the protest by trending the hashtags “#LetUsTasteRedVelvet3_0” and its South Korean version “#레드벨벳도_삼쩜영_맛좀봅시다,” as well as the phrases “Red Velvet Deserves Better,” “Better Treatment for Red Velvet” and “Red Velvet Trucks D2.”
The phrase “Red Velvet Trucks D2” trended at No. 16 on Twitter worldwide.
In the Philippines, the same phrase took the third spot on the trends list, followed by the hashtag “#레드벨벳도_삼쩜영_맛좀봅시다” at the fourth spot.
Protest trucks demanding improvements in the company’s treatment of Red Velvet were sent Monday and continued on its second day Tuesday.
According to a ReVeluv fan account, the protest trucks will be in front of SM Entertainment’s offices until the end of this week.
Among the many concerns of ReVeluvs are the alleged lack of promotions for Red Velvet, missing schedule notifications, poor management of official SNS accounts, missing information on voting, low-quality lightsticks, out-of-stock album pre-orders, and delayed album release.
ReVeluvs also claimed that another girl group under SM Entertainment is allegedly treated better than Red Velvet fans. With this, ReVeluvs are suggesting that there must also be an official Japanese fan club for the group.
Red Velvet fans also alleged that SM Entertainment’s promotions for the group’s tour are passive, causing frustration among international fans.
Lastly, fans said Red Velvet members are allegedly getting assailed and urged SM Entertainment to strengthen the protection of its artists from malicious attacks.
Fans are trending the hashtag “#LetUsTasteRedVelvet3_0” in relation to Red Velvet’s undecided tour and full album plans.
ReVeluvs are demanding from SM Entertainment a third full album plan for the girl group, especially since Red Velvet is approaching its 10th anniversary.
Despite having been active as a K-pop group for almost 10 years, Red Velvet has released only two full albums so far, leading to fans’ demand for a third full album, according to Insight Korea.
Red Velvet debuted under SM Entertainment in August 2014 with the single “Happiness.” The girl group originally debuted with four members, Irene, Seulgi, Wendy and Joy. A fifth member, Yeri, joined the group in March 2015.
According to Billboard, “Red Flavor,” “Bad Boy,” Dumb Dumb,” “Body Talk,” “Look,” “Butterflies,” “Peek-A-Boo,” “Automatic” and “Some Love” are some of the girl group’s best songs.