I know it’s bad but I can’t make myself to watch Sleep Talking MV anymore because it reminds me how unsuccessful it was. Before anyone would judge me: I love them, because I’m still here, right? And I just want to fulfill their wish. It’s kind of sad that I’m not excited but more likely stressed because of their comeback. I really don’t want to see them go deeper.
Sorry, but truthfully that is a terrible thing to say :c. If success and popularity is honestly so important to you to the point that you’re “stressing” or being insecure over NU’EST’s “lack of success” I think you need to adjust your perception of what constitutes success, especially considering that NU’EST has never been wildly popular and I don’t know if they ever will be.
As a NU’EST fan, it’ll do you no good to watch their popularity like a hawk and constantly compare it to more popular groups like EXO or BAP or yes, they will seem super unsuccessful by comparison even though they have achieved (what I would call) moderate success.
But seriously, if NU’EST was that madly unpopular or such a fucking “flop” like I keep reading, they would have been DISBANDED ages ago. The fact that they’re even still here means they’re doing something right. Think about all the random bands that debut every year and consider how many you even hear of again. When you don’t hear of them again, it means that demand was abysmal, the group becomes less and less active and eventually dissolves into the background. NU’EST is definitely no EXO in popularity, but they’re doing alright for themselves as a rookie band.
I want to come to the confessor’s defense here. And I swear that it was not me who sent in this confession, just wanted to make that clear! :)
Although I don’t feel the same way exactly (partly, not exactly), I still 100% agree understand where the confessor is coming from. And I understand where you, the person who is responding, is coming from when you say that “it’s a terrible thing to say.”
The thing is, it really isn’t terrible in the least bit, and I don’t think it’s fair for the confessor to be judged like this.
Think about it this way: the way the confessor is feeling is the same way NU’EST might be feeling. Like it or not, they probably ARE stressing like hell over their comeback, over their lack of success as compared to the Face era. If you just listen to their interviews and all their ambitions, they obviously had big dreams for NU’EST. They expected more popularity. She’s stressing because they are likely stressing.
I think NU’EST’s case is much different then the “random bands that debut every year” because at one point NU’EST was on a par with B.A.P and EXO, and right now they’re far from that. THAT is why the confessor feels like this, NOT because of their “lack of success.”
And just look at the diction of that confession: “I want them to achieve their dream.” The confessor feels like this because of THEM. Because she cares about THEM. Not for herself. I think that makes what she’s saying FAR from terrible.
And I’m not just responding to this to make you understand, I’m also saying it for the sake of the confessor. If she (Ima assume it’s a she) reads your response, I think she’ll feel hurt, and I want to make it better for her! :)
If the confessor is reading this, a little message to you: Don’t feel bad LO/\E. I understand you 100% and don’t let people bring you down because they don’t. I know you’re not a bad fan, and what you said wasn’t terrible! :)