Okay, valid point. But you still can’t deny that the level of production and thought put into Red Velvet is lacking compared to EXO. All of the teasers for the 3 members did gain attention and showcased their skills (which is good) but that was under the name S.M. Rookies, not Red Velvet. Idk, to me that was just like “here’s a bunch of trainees, they’re talented but you don’t know when they’re gonna debut”. Edit: EXO appeared on SBS’s Gayo Daejun before their debut and if 12 members = 23 official teasers, 4 members = at least 8? Only if they used the same marketing tactic.
I’m just frustrated over that fact that SM has had a pretty shitty year so far despite the success of comebacks with all the scandals and such. They’ve most likely planned Red Velvet’s debut for a long, long time but the fact that SM announced their debut a month before the date basically says “forget about all the scandals we’ve had and shift your attention to these 4 new faces”.
I’ll wait until the whole MV is out and see their comeback, but as of right now I’m saying SM could have done a better job in terms of production compared to their past works. It just seemed really rushed.