SM Entertainment has released a statement denying EXO‘s partnership with interior company Hanssem Effex.
Hanssem Effex made headlines in the Korean media due to allegations of sexual assault by an employee.
Fans were up in arms when a potential collaboration was announced, trending a hashtag on Twitter in anger.
— Ocean Eyes (@OceanEyes412) April 23, 2019
We don't want Hanssem to have a collaboration with EXO, the company has a bad reputation and issues about harassments and assaults against female workers. SM stop this bs! This collaboration should be cancelled .#한샘_불매_SM_콜라보_취소해
— 사월, 그리고 꽃 (@Pikuchen) April 23, 2019
Now, SM Entertainment has called the rumours “factless”.
We have not signed a contract with Hanssem Effex and have no plans to do so in the future
— SM Entertainment