Last month, it was reported that one of the most popular K-pop acts during the second generation of Hallyu, Super Junior, would be making their long-awaited K-pop comeback. Also known as SJ or SuJu, the boy band currently consisting of active or soon-to-be-active members Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, and Donghae will release new content sometime this year. As part of the promotions for said comeback, Super Junior even opened up their official Instagram account, something fans have been waiting for many years.

Given the fact the last time Super Junior released new content was back in 2015 with "Devil" and its re-release "Magic," many K-pop fans, especially those who are part of the boy band's fan club known as E.L.F., are waiting in anticipation. However, not all of them are happy specifically with Sungmin. The members of a Super Junior fan site are banding together and calling for Sungmin's removal prior to the boy band's comeback.

"Super Junior Gallery" calls for the boycott of Sungmin and his activities and events

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the Super Junior fan site known as "Super Junior Gallery" on DC Inside released a public statement in which they want Lee Sung Min -- better known by his K-pop idol name Sungmin -- out of the boy band.

They claim that Sungmin's independent actions and behavior towards the fans over the years will ultimately hurt the group and its image. As a result, they will boycott Sungmin and his activities and events. Though they did not get into further detail, "Super Junior Gallery" also included Kangin in the boycott too.

Sungmin's actions and behavior towards fans "Super Junior Gallery" is most likely the situation pertaining to his marriage.

Without going into detail, the media fabricated gossip pertaining to Sungmin marrying musician Saeun. When Sungmin tried to clear things up, certain things were taken out of context which in turn was viewed unfavorably with fans.

As for Kangin, his transgressions are well-documented. In 2007, he had a conflict with the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).

In 2009, he had both a DUI hit-and-run and assault case. Finally in 2016, he had his second DUI hit-and-run.

International fans are sticking up for Sungmin and Kangin

Many of the fans calling to boycott both Sungmin and Kangin are part of Korean fandoms. It should be noted that many international fans are supporting the two despite their past transgressions. They believe that any boycott of any active member of Super Junior affects the boy band as a whole.

Ultimately, it is up to Label SJ and SM Entertainment to make the call to remove Sungmin and Kangin. Given Super Junior's international fame, it is more than likely both members will be a part of the upcoming comeback which is scheduled for the second half of 2017.