These data could be easily fabricated —Judge: We will submit our findings in writing. Your Honor, I would like to request another plea date to submit more evidence corroborating our claims. We cannot wait for SM to dilly dally and submit their written essay by 5pm who-knows-how-many-weeks from now. We assure the court that this hearing will be well worth the investment in time. However this will be a final plea.
I have other court cases to hear. The final plea date will take place on Friday, April 8th, at I expect both parties to be in attendance. We have bad news about the court hearing today. What, what is it? If it was bad, you told them you would look into it right?
Stall as much as you can make sure they get nowhere. Same poor employees, now nervous: Yes we did but unfortunately the judge granted them another plea date! It is theirs as well. All unfortunate souls [in unison]: More despicable than our marketing practices.
What can we do to keep this quiet in the public sphere? We can divert media attention away from it, Your Highness! Yes that is a common tactic we employ. I love influencing the media.
But we need to be proactive here! A setup for losing to those traitors would be devastating. Well, you could do both, Your Excellence. It depends on what tactic you want to employ.
We have many artists with lots of activities going on, maybe we could hype those up perhaps? No I have a better idea. They are called EXO. Ah yes, EXO that does ring a bell.
They have accounted for a huge portion of our revenue the past few years. Do they have any scandals going on? They just finished a worldwide concert tour and are resting up for a big —CEO Youngmin: Who out of that group did we find fit to date publicly in case we needed a media diversion? Originally we considered Luhan, Baekhyun and Kim Jongin. They were free to date our ideal choices any time they wished so long as they kept it within the company. Well one of those is a traitor and we already used the other one.
What about that Jong Un fellow? Is he dating anyone? Can we use that? Helpful Employee Connected with Dispatch: They enjoyed seeing the aesthetics between the two. Luckily, my connection with Dispatch informs me that they already have photos secured of the couple waiting to be released for our own purposes.
This is exactly what I want. They fit our ideal couple and they have no scandals or schedules right now. This is even better than Baekhan and Taecyeon. Helpful Employee Connected with Dispatch 2: Actually Your Grace, we had to pay the outlet off.
They wanted to release the photos earlier, but we arranged to pay them off until it would suit us to have the public know. We thought next month would be a good time anyway, since we plan on debuting that boy group next month too —CEO Youngmin: That is what I like to hear. Give the public the dating revelation they want to hear.
Generate attention to our company. Hype us up so we can debut our boy group they are a boy group right? All while deflecting attention from that nasty lawsuit hearing. Your Honor, when do you suggest we implement these plans? You know the rule. Proactive measures are typically taken a week in advance. Make the couple announcement on April 1st. No one would believe it is true. Then have Dispatch release the photos and start the rumor.
When the press asks for confirmation or denial, confirm immediately. We have no need to drag it out. Your Excellence, what about debuting the boy group?
How soon after the 8th should that happen? We need that quieted as soon as possible. What about dissatisfaction and backlash from EXO L? Or other supporters of other groups who support EXO too?
That is a sacrifice I am willing to make. Some of them are bound to be dissatisfied with the dating announcement; we will give them a nice way of handling their emotional situation by giving them a new group to follow and anticipate as well. Besides, I have it here in my email sent out to the company in that Kai x Krystal is an ideal couple that the public will receive well. They will generate positive feedback from the masses, create publicity for our company, and set the stage for the spotlight to be on our next big money maker.
This money maker will distract the public from the money we will probably lose, and hopefully the ideal couple stays intact in the background for us to continue to use to our advantage. Concerned Employee [last ditch attempt to bring some sanity to the situation]: Excuse me, but does no one remember how the fans and public reacted to the last couple involving an EXO member? They called one of our own most loyal a traitor on a live music show broadcast! Should not we exercise caution?
This exodus group has already seen and surpassed three traitors and a dating scandal with serious backlash. They can withstand a little more pressure, no matter how obvious it admittedly seems we handle them differently..
We already cannot save them as it is. Your Intelligence knows no bounds, Your Excellence! Kim Jongin, I have some bad news. Are you screwed now too? Man fuck that email. Suho in another room: Jongin, watch your language. What exactly is going on? What the Yifan ….