SM Entertainment Responds To EXO Member Tao’s Father Comments
kpopluv, April 23, 2015, 12:27 p.m.
EXO member Tao’s father stirred controversy by releasing a statement expressing his wished for Tao to leave the boy band EXO for health reasons. SM Entertainmentresponded to this, addressing everybody's concerns about whether Tao will indeed be the next member to say farewell to the group.
SM Entertainment released an official statement, saying, "The headquarters has been in the process of consistently discussing with Tao and his father regarding his various promotions in China, so we view it as a shame that such writing has been posted. Despite that, the headquarters will seek a developed course to take through conversation and the like with Tao and his father."
Tao, born Huang Zitao in Qingdao, Shandong, China. Tao is the main rapper of Exo-M. He attended Humen Centre Primary School, one of the most prestigious primary schools in Qingdao, and Qingdao Middle School. Tao is a martial artist, and has been practicing Wushu since he was five years old, and competed in several martial arts championships in Qingdao. Tao won the "Top Rap Award" at Beijing's 3rd Annual Collage Street Jam.