Oh dear. It turns out that Topp Dogg is being marketed as the “Hip-Hop Super Junior“. It’s the main reason why they have 13-members. This won’t float well with Super Junior’s ELFs.
Stardom Entertainment has been introducing Topp Dogg to entertainment officials as the “Hip-Hop Super Junior”. It’s all a marketing strategy to get these boys more publicity. The label has high hopes for this boy group.
Not only will this group perform as a 13-member group, they will also break apart into different sub-units to showcase their variety of musical talents… similar to Super Junior’s subunits: Super Junior K.R.Y, Super Junior-M, Super Junior-T, Super Junior-H, and Donghae & Eunhyuk.
While I’m glad that Topp Dogg’s role model is Super Junior, I dislike the idea of them calling themselves the “Hip-Hop Super Junior”. Not because I’m offended, but because I dislike it when people try to play second best to someone else. Topp Dogg should aspire to be original and their own brand name. That goes for everyone.
I’m also scared that the Korean netizens will be offended by Topp Dogg’s concept and chastise them from the entertainment industry. We’ve seen this numerous times before. Remember when Chi-Chi said that they aspired to be Girls’ Generation and hope to one day surpass them?
Well, just a moment after they made that statement, netizens destroyed the group. The mass down-voted all of their music videos, spread hateful comments throughout internet forums, and made that group’s life hell. Soon after that, the group lost 4 members.
We’ll see what happens in Topp Dogg’s future. They were doing fine before they revealed their real concept. I really hope they still have a successful debut.
Topp Dogg will have a debut showcase on October 22nd, their first broadcast performance on October 23rd, and their official debut on October 24th.