When members Ryeowook and Kyuhyun mentioned that Leeteuk had been harsh on them, Leeteuk disclosed why he acted that way, “If the members were uncomfortable with each other, we wouldn’t be able to talk about these sensitive stories. There is also a reason I was a bit harsh towards Kyuhyun and Ryeowook.”
He continued, “When we first debuted, Super Junior was actually a project group. We were to promote our group for exactly 3 months and then disband. It was a new marketing idea, in which the group would serve as a gateway to rookie debuts, and that the members would continuously rotate out of the group to follow their own paths.”
He further revealed, “When we debuted in 2005, ‘Super Junior 05′ was written on our album, which meant that we were to promote only during the year 2005. Thinking of how I had spent the last 7 years as a trainee, I performed on every stage as if it were my last.”
Thankfully, the group found much success and the addition of Kyuhyun to the group helped solidify the group’s status as an official group.
If Super Junior were to have disbanded in 2005, the KPOP landscape would have been much different than it is today! Thank you, SM, for believing in this group!