Its been a couple of days since SM’s announcement of its upcoming controversial boy group SuperM which has the following members: SHINee‘s Taemin, EXO‘s Baekhyun & Kai, NCT‘s Mark & Taeyong, and WayV‘s Lucas & Ten.
The news was met with mixed responses as many fans of each group had their own concerns with the whole idea behind the group. SM seems to be aware of the criticism but continues to say that they’ll make everything alright and ‘unite fandoms.’
There is one more urgent matter that seems to be the focus of fans these days, after they became certain the boy group is not going anywhere any time soon, they’re worried about the name.
The name was already something many fans found annoying and stupid, others also brought up how easy it is to confuse SuperM with Super Junior-M, another SM group.
SuperM plans on promoting overseas and will debut in America but the name is too similar to the word ‘sperm,’ and once you see it you can’t unsee it. The name is very easy to confuse with that and if you’re in a hurry and pronounce it quickly it sounds as if you’re saying ‘sperm,’ which is not ideal for a group that plans to debut in America.
We hope that at least, SM hears fans this time and change the name.
Here are some fans reactions to the name:
— clare/re ♡ eve/v (@suckingtoes247) August 7, 2019
sm naming their new group superm bc the sperm in that group is superb pic.twitter.com/iNipgmmkQi
— nct uwus 🦁 MUTUALS !! (@taeyongsbb) August 8, 2019
Saw this on ig, “we got the sperm and all we need is u annyeong haseyo SuperM imnida”
— twice’s bitch (@minasjirrits) August 11, 2019
sm put all the best talents to form a new group and the best name they got is superm aka sperm
— kubo (@kubocoeur) August 11, 2019
can SuperM fandom name please be sperm. imagine how cute the lightstick could be. it’s my only wish
— babygyeom (@devxkyg) August 10, 2019
What do you think of the name? Do you like it?