Sunday, July 17, 2011

JYJ - a slap

   And not that kind of slap they would enjoy. Remember when I posted that Comittee for Jejudo promotion has chosen JYJ as their ambassadors? Well, it looks like they used them and kicked them after usage. And KBS added its two cents. Instead of JYJ two girl groups will perform - SNSD and f(x). I'm not going to blame the groups, cause they have nothing to do with the situation, but this is just ridiculous.
According to StarNews/JYJ3: KBS Jeju Broadcast Agency revealed that they had nothing to do with JYJ’s cancellation of appearances to Star News on the 16th: “KBS Jeju Broadcast Agency did not work on soliciting/securing the appearing cast in relation to this music event.”
The affiliate said: “We just involve ourselves in the transmission of the broadcast. The securing (of the artists) and the proceeding of the event is done by Jeju Island’s local government.
On this, the affiliates to Jeju’s local government’s “Jeju Music Event” were not able to be reached.

So TV broadcast did that again? Oh, thank you for promoting our island, but you're disqualified for being JYJ!
Update 2:
KBS Jeju Says: “We Cancelled JYJ Because SNSD and f(x) Are More Effective.”


On July 16th, JYJ’s management agency, C-JeS Entertainment, posted on their homepage, “Although JYJ was looking forward to the special ‘N7W‘ broadcast on the 20th as Jeju Island’s ambassadors, we received a cancellation notice today… We hope that the fans be patient with us and understand this sudden cancellation; after we discover why they were pulled, we will quickly post another bulletin.”
A JYJ official also stated, “With the broadcast only four days away, we suddenly received a notice of cancellation. We already got the plane tickets and even received a cue sheet. Additionally, two of the members are currently filming a drama and had already made arrangements to open up their schedule for this show. When the members heard the news, they couldn’t hide their upset feelings.”
The same official later added, “Furthermore, fans enthusiastically participated in voting for Jeju Island because of JYJ’s planned appearance. International fans also showed their dedication by participating, and in fact, there are fans coming in from Japan to see JYJ perform on the 20th. Their [KBS's] sudden notification – without any reason – makes the situation unfortunate and disappointing… This program is not like any regular entertainment show either. We prepared this with our desire to share how great the nation is; however, because they gave us a unilateral notice without any particular reason, we are slowly losing our strength because we feel so apologetic to our fans.”

And the official C-JeS statement issued today:

Hello. This is C-JeS Entertainment.

We would like to inform you on our position regarding the situation between JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) and KBS’s special broadcast on ‘The New Seven Wonders‘.

In mid-April, we received an offer from Jeju Island representatives by landline to make JYJ the official ambassadors for Jeju Island’s efforts to be recognized as one of the ‘new Seven Wonders of the world’.

The exact date that we received the information via e-mail was April 26th.

If we were to take up on the offer, the ambassadors would be required to take part in an immediate ceremony and begin promotions, but since JYJ were on their world tour at the time, we politely declined their offer.

However, the island’s representatives said that the ceremony would take place in July with a special broadcast, and proposed to start with the promotions only, so JYJ – as a Korean artist and a national brand – accepted the important role of disseminating Jeju Island to the world.
The official press release was released on May 4th, and we began our promotions immediately.

Since JYJ were in the midst of their world tour, they promoted the island during the tour and participated in videos encouraging votes via phone and online.

Jeju Island sent us a letter in May thanking us for promoting their cause. The special broadcast was set for July 20th, and JYJ was scheduled to perform twice and participate in official ceremonies for the ambassadorship.
However, on July 16th, we received a one-sided communique cancelling our appearance. The reason was unclear: “If JYJ appears, the entire broadcast may not happen.”

Although KBS Jeju have said they have apologized to us, we have yet to receive an apology – only a one-sided cancellation notice.
We believe that a broadcast station has the right to decide the performers for a broadcast. However, taking into account that this broadcast was to promote Jeju Island as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the world’, and since there was a ceremony planned to induct JYJ as their official ambassadors, we seek an official response from Jeju Island officials as well as KBS on this matter.
In addition, we at C-JeS Entertainment are reporting the fact that the appearance was cancelled 4 days before the event to the Fair Trade Commission, and will take legal steps to solve this situation.
Lastly, JYJ’s current lawsuit is due to an unfair contract between themselves and their previous company, and does not have anything to do with social or moral issues.
The courts have also ruled that JYJ will be allowed to freely promote as artists.

More than anything else, we would like to apologize to the JYJ fans who became upset at this unexpected situation; JYJ will be cheering on Jeju Island’s effort, regardless of the current situation.

Thank you.
Source: Star News via Nate


It has been reported that Chinese singer Ray Cho remade TVXQ‘s “Wasurenaide” which angered fans because it was without Jaejoong‘s consent. The song was written and composed by Jaejoong for their 4th Japanese album, “The Secret Code.”
In response to the fans’ anger, Ray Cho expressed his apologies and asked for understanding from the fans in a post on his Weibo. Many fans wondered if Jaejoong knew that his song was being used without his consent, Jaejoong has been informed as on July 17th Jaejoong responded to the whole incident by posting the following tweet.
“Wasurenaide” is not mine or any one person’s song. It is a song that belongs to the 5 member TVXQ. Therefore I do not want one person or 3 people to sing it.
Source: @mjjeje

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