Kangta: “Celebrities must be held responsible for their contracts as well”

Posted: July 6, 2010 in DBSK in Korea, k-pop love
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100706 Kangta “Celebrities Must Be Held Responsible For Their Contracts As Well”

“If they have signed a contract, celebrities must keep that promise”

Singer Kangta has stressed that celebrities, not only entertainment agencies, must be held responsible for problems in contract relationships in the entertainment industry.

Kangta attended the meeting held at 10 am KST at Room 128 in the National Assembly Congressional Hall. The meeting, named ‘The Results and Measures to Develop the Celebrity Standard Contract After One Year of Implementation’, was held to talk of the use and problems of the stand celebrity contract as well as ways to improve the situation in the entertainment industry.

Kangta stated his opinions on the development of the standard contract based on his own experiences as a celebrity.

Kangta stated, “Because the mentality of ‘A celebrity who has broken a promise once, will probably do it again.’ exists, I hope that people reflect deeply on the consequences before they sign a contract. And when they do sign a contract, they must keep that promise.

Regarding the relationship between celebrities and entertainment agencies, Kangta stated, “I don’t think that celebrities and agencies are in an employer-employee relationship or a ‘master an servant’ relationship. I personally think that from the moment a contract is signed, the two become partners who complement each other.

He also said, “No matter how many clauses are in a contract, if there is no trust as partners between the two sides, that contract will not benefit either side,” and “I hope that agencies lead celebrities to the right path, not only as celebrities but as a partner in business. And when these celebrities fall for temptation is goes astray, I urge agencies to become advisers and lead celebrities back to the right path.”

Kangta stated, “Contracts should be signed and created based on each individual’s situation and plans,” and pointed out that contracts need to become more detailed to match each person.

He also said, “It is not sensible to choose a set contract period and ignore each person’s situation. It would be better for all if each individual was given a contract that fitted their individual circumstances and situations.”

Kangta first entered the entertainment industry as a member of HOT in 1996 and has since worked with SM Entertainment without changing entertainment agencies for the past 15 years.

Source: [edaily SPN+Yuaerubi]
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I respect Kangta since he’s been in the industry for a long time but I just can’t help but comment on some of the things he said.

“If they have signed a contract, celebrities must keep that promise”

I agree to this but keeping a promise also depends on the situation you are in. If you’re already hurting and suffering from the “promise” that binds you, then I don’t think it would be wrong to break that promise. When your life and your future is on the line, I believe it’s ok to break a promise especially if the other party is taking advantage of you.

I don’t think that celebrities and agencies are in an employer-employee relationship or a ‘master and servant’ relationship. I personally think that from the moment a contract is signed, the two become partners who complement each other.”

If we are in a PERFECT world, then I would agree to this statement. But the fact is, our world is not perfect. What he’s saying is one of the ideal concepts of human resource management that we often read in management books. Sadly, what we read in books doesn’t always apply in real life situations. Business will always be business and in most companies nowadays, you cannot achieve that “partner” relationship. Being partners means having the same rights and power/authority and we have to be realistic that this definitely does not happen – at least not in most businesses such as the entertainment industry.

“Contracts should be signed and created based on each individual’s situation and plans,” and pointed out that contracts need to become more detailed to match each person.”

“It is not sensible to choose a set contract period and ignore each person’s situation. It would be better for all if each individual was given a contract that fitted their individual circumstances and situations.”

This is actually a good idea but again, this will be hard to do in reality. It’s too tedious to do detailed contracts that would match each person especially since each person has his/her own needs and preferences. It would entail a lot of time and effort to do this that is why most companies are not willing to undergo such difficulties.

Kangta actually has good points but most of the ideas he stated are hard to apply to real life situations because like what I said, we do not live in a perfect world.

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Comments
  1. lyrico jae says:

    [pwer of money is too much and overwhelming..i scared day by day. but, all i can do is keep the faith.

  2. michelle says:

    oh ,Kang Ta ,Kang Ta ,do you really need a place to stay up or a hand to cover your back so much ,that you have to say those stupid things?We’re still remember the reason of your band H.O.T dispbanded in May 2001,and you didn’t?It’s just because you’re always is the favorite one,so you have the right to saying things on the SME side?Don’t forget ,SME ‘ve got a lots of money from “RISING GODS OF THE EAST”,They’re already got a lots,and you-Kang Ta -You’ve got nothing to compare with DBSK,stop your bluffing,stop running around to please your owner…

  3. Aysheh says:

    I think Kangta is talking from a bias point of view as not only is one of the most favoured SME entertainers but is also a shareholder in the company, so he definitley has the motive to defend the SME contracts. But what is quite unforgivable-if you may- is the fact that he himself should know that a star wouldn’t give up their dreams and destroy their family (dbsk members) just becuase they feel like it! Also this whole keeping your promise thing is also a it hypocritical as the angency also makes a promise to celebrities which they OBVIOUSLY have not been doing!!!

    *huffs and puffs!

    im good! thanks again for the excellent coverage and i just want to say something that is totally unrelated…junsu i hope your feeling better!

    *runs and hides! :D

  4. anjerin2deep says:

    if u are required to keep that promise after signing the contract, we’re already entering into a ‘master-slave’ relationship. this is because every clause in the contract binds you to the master that holds the authority. you are then required to achieve the thresholds specified.

    maybe Kang Ta has good intentions in saying all these stuffs, but he commented at the wrong time, especially when JaeChunSu are involved in a contract lawsuit currently. we as fans definitely will not be happy hearing his comments. it is like indirectly pointing fingers at them for breaking that ‘promise’.

  5. Shana Xangai says:

    ok, what exactly is he trying to say? I sense a JYJ undertone here

  6. JYJ&HoMin4ver says:

    everyperson have the right to chose their path, see? after 2 year pasts where is jyj now? they are free and successfully

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