SuperM: How Mark Politely Called Out Ellen DeGeneres When She Asked an Invasive Question

by Jeremy Spirogis

Ellen DeGeneres has been getting a good quantity of unhealthy press just lately as a result of ongoing office harassment allegations from former workers. This has led many to place DeGeneres’s previous interviews underneath scrutiny.

Back in 2019, SuperM appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show following the discharge of their debut EP. While the interview is nearly a yr previous, followers revisited a clip of Mark on the present inflicting it to go viral on Twitter with virtually 1 million views.

Ten, Baekhyun, Lucas, Taemin, Taeyong, Kai, and Mark of SuperM | Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Capitol Music Group

SuperM made their U.S. TV debut on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

SuperM launched their debut EP and the music video for his or her tune “Jopping” on Oct. 4, 2019. Just a few days afterward Oct. 9, 2019, the Korean band made their U.S. TV debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres interviewed the septet and the members carried out “I Can’t Stand the Rain” and “Jopping.”

During the interview, DeGeneres requested Baekhyun, Taemin, Kai, Ten, Taeyong, Lucas, and Mark in the event that they have been relationship anybody.

“All right, just real quick, and not for me, but obviously I need to know for the world are you all single?” DeGeneres requested.

The members replied that they have been single, to which DeGeneres requested “You’re all single?”

“Wait, why are you always curious about this, though?” Mark requested.

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“It’s my job,” DeGeneres replied.

At the tip of the interview, SuperM introduced DeGeneres with a donation of $50,000 to the Ellen Fund to help world conservation efforts.

Following SuperM’s look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, followers praised Mark’s query to DeGeneres. While some discovered his comment to be humorous, others interpreted it as Mark calling out the media’s obsession with celebrities’ non-public lives.

Mark’s response went viral

In July 2020, Buzzfeed revealed a report the place former workers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show accused govt producers of sexual misconduct and harassment. The producers have since been fired, with Variety reporting that DeGeneres apologized to workers concerning the “on-set toxicity that occurred ‘on her watch.’”

Still, the scandal precipitated individuals to query DeGeneres herself, with some calling for the speak present host to get replaced. Just a few days after the scandal broke, SuperM followers jokingly unfold the video of Mark calling DeGeneres out.

“cannot believe mark lee told ellen to clock out like this on national television,” one fan tweeted.

RELATED: SuperM Announces Comeback With Their Debut Studio Album ‘Super One’

What the Ok-pop group considered occurring ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

On Dec. 4, 2019, Kai and Baekhyun appeared on the MBC program Radio Star, and Kai commented on how brief the interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show truly was.

A typical criticism amongst Ok-pop followers is that interview high quality is poor each time Ok-pop artists are interviewed exterior of South Korea, notably within the U.S. This is commonly as a result of reality teams are requested poorly-researched and repetitive questions.

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“Like I want to assume the best and that her Kpop interviews are awkward and boring because she doesn’t know how to engage with a group where there some language barriers and she obviously isn’t well informed… the sit downs are awkward and crowded and generic,” one Reddit person wrote about SuperM’s look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

SuperM’s new single “Tiger Inside” drops on Sept. 1, 2020, and their highly-anticipated studio album Super One can be launched on Sept. 25, 2020.

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