Amid news that Kakao has acquired ownership of SM Entertainment, the cryptic post by Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon is drawing attention.
On March 16th, she posted a quote from the author Kim Tokki on her Instagram story: “Everything changes. Thoughts, hearts, people. Everything we thought was eternal changes in the end.”
The day before, on the 15th, she posted a screenshot of Justin Bieber’s “Changes” playing.
Last month, when there was a dispute over ownership of SM Entertainment between the current management and producer Lee Soo-man, Taeyeon posted a screenshot of a scene from the movie “Three Ways to Survive in a Ruined World.” The scene featured actor Ryoo Seung-bum saying “Everyone is really trying hard,” and at the time, there was speculation that Taeyeon was making fun of the management’s quarrels.
On the 13th, she posted a screenshot from the Netflix series “The Glory,” in which Park Yong-jin (played by Lim Ji-Yeon) submits her resignation to the company. In the post, Taeyeon wrote her real name, Kim Taeyeon, on the part of the screen where Park Yong-jin’s name was written.
Meanwhile, the ownership dispute at SM Entertainment came to an end on the 12th, with Kakao holding the management rights and HYBE collaborating on the platform side.