Which is why a lot of privileged families are against having idols or celebrities marrying into their dynasties; their family background is (usually unfairly) stereotyped as not being up to standard. Being part of a privileged family means that you are restricted in life and career choice; freedom comes with both parents working long hours.
In a lot of cases, some parents just want their kids to be successful in whatever they are good at. That’s just love. They pay for their child’s singing and dance classes, take them back and forth between schools and academies etc.
In Taeyeon’s case, it was only after she’d won a singing competition and been scouted by SM that her father took her up to Seoul; so her father knew that one of the bigger companies wanted his daughter and she actually had talent so it probably wasn’t a scam etc.
In other cases, the parents never approve. Kahi from After School ran away from home to become a singer/dancer, and it wasn’t until she was like 30 that she finally got the chance to debut as an artist (after years as a back-dancer).
There are also cases where the parents are so rich that they know they can “protect” their children from whatever darkness is in the industry.
Basically, that’s the normal structure for one-off concerts and sometimes for tours unless there is a local promoter who are partners with SM that arrange stuff for them. Again, not just SM, any major K-Pop act is the same.
If the schedule fits and the money is there, sure. If the Philippines is able to have enough people buy enough tickets to afford a 7-digit budget (including the profit for promoters and event holders etc) then it’s possible.
You mean the same Yuri that eventually unprivated her account? Doing something by accident doesn’t make you ignorant. I’ve accidentally irrecoverably deleted hours of work before but I wouldn’t call myself ignorant.
If anything, you telling me that she was in her account settings to change things is pretty much evidence pointing towards her accidentally privating the account. As for dropping follower numbers, it’s not necessarily blocking, because celebrity follower numbers go up and down all the time with any celebrity; and if you restrict inflow by privating, but the outflows are unrestricted, the number necessarily drops.
Yuri isn’t ignorant. This impassioned defence of something inconsequential is.
Who knows? There definitely seem to be underlying issues that stop them from pushing the group but nobody outside the company seems to know what exactly. There are group dynamics and members being blamed but it’s all hearsay until something actually happens or gets revealed.