I was about to go to bed but then an interesting and irritating article posted at Allkpop caught my attention. I just felt the urgency to forget sleeping for the meantime and post this article immediately because I am utterly pissed with the bullsh*t reasoning of all these Korean broadcast stations with regards to their refusal to allow JYJ to appear on their shows.
The latest proof of the stupidity of these broadcast stations is this official statement that KBS released regarding the issue of JYJ’s non-appearance on their shows:
KBS releases official statement regarding JYJ’s broadcast appearances
KBS has released an official statement regarding their decision to bar JYJ from appearing on their broadcasts.
The statement was posted on KBS’s online production crew message board as a response to the many requests asking for the reasons why JYJ was not allowed to make an appearance.
“JYJ’s lawsuit has yet to come to an end and KBS is taking note of this lawsuit from an objective standpoint… From a business perspective, allowing a celebrity who is in the midst of a legal dispute onto a broadcast can have an influence on the current situation. Therefore, it is common to refrain their appearances while waiting for the results of their legal dispute.
Though it appears that JYJ has submitted a request to nullify their exclusivity contract with their existing agency, they made their own judgment to temporarily participate in activities on a case-by-case basis. However, JYJ has signed with another agency and are currently continuing their album promotions under two contracts.
Because of these issues, KBS has decided that currently, JYJ’s broadcast appearances may bring about legal problems and is threat to the culture industry. Until JYJ comes to a settlement or agreement with their agency, we will refrain from their broadcasts as a whole. Casting and guest appearances will be made depending on the outcome.“
The post has since been removed while JYJ’s agency has countered with their own statement.
Source: TV Daily via Nate
And here is statement that JYJ’s agency release to counter the allegations of KBS:
JYJ’s agency deems KBS’s statement as illogical
Following the release of KBS’s statement addressing JYJ’s exclusion on their programs, JYJ’s agency were quick to fire back at the broadcast station, deeming their excuse as “illogical“.On May 18th, CJES Entertainment rebutted, “The lawsuit about JYJ’s subordinate contract with SM Entertainment that KBS was referring to was already acknowledged by the court as lopsided and disadvantageous to JYJ, and the contract was subsequently nullified.”
“In addition, last February, the invalidity of their contract with SME was emphasized once more as the court declared another order for SME to stop indirectly impeding on JYJ’s activities. With these being said, we believe KBS’s stance does not match up with the facts.”
They continued, “When SM Entertainment lodged a lawsuit regarding the ‘dual contract’, the court rejected their argument and ordered SM to not interfere with JYJ’s activities with CJES Entertainment. Considering JYJ’s lonely fight against such a huge agency in request for a more reasonable contract, we believe it is wrong that KBS is deviating from the objective truth and making the public think that JYJ are just creating more societal problems. We strongly request for them to make corrections on their part.”
“Especially with JYJ currently participating in overseas promotional projects with various countries, as well as being appointed highly ranked ambassadors, we’re very disappointed that they are speaking of JYJ as threats to the culture industry,” concluded CJES Entertainment.
Source: Daily News Star Today via Nate News
Seriously, are these broadcasting stations even THINKING before releasing such statements? In their DESPERATE attempt to justify their OBVIOUS unfair and unscrupulous treatment of JYJ, they are coming up with stupid and absurd reasons which are all purely against the REAL FACTS of the current situation. Don’t they realize that because of these foolish statements that they release, which contradicts the real facts, it only makes them even more GUILTY of not having an ACCEPTABLE and LEGITIMATE reason of banning JYJ from appearing on their shows? This only goes to shows that what they are currently doing to JYJ is a violation of the rights of JYJ as an artist to promote and have TV appearances as well as a violation of the rights of the fans to see their favorite group appear on TV shows.
It’s saddening to know that the companies who are supposed to help the artists be recognized by the public and showcase their talents and also to provide the fans with the best entertainment by bringing them closer to their idols are the ones who are depriving them of such things. These broadcasting stations who are supposed to be the support system of the artists are the ones who are making them suffer. They are cowards who choose to be biased and succumb to their fear of disobeying a company who also doesn’t know the meaning of FAIR treatment.
I just hope KBS, SBS and MBC would try to look at the possible future implications of what they are doing to JYJ and their fans. Not only are they angering the fans more but I’m pretty sure that they are also losing the trust of the JYJ members. With the rate of JYJ’s skyrocketing success not only in Asia but in other parts of the world (even without TV appearances and heavy promotions), it will only be a matter of time when the trio will truly conquer the world stage. When that time comes, I am sure that these broadcasting stations will do anything to get JYJ to appear on their shows. If I were JYJ, I will think twice before trusting and welcoming these stations again because of what they are currently doing to the group.
On a final note, I just want to say that although appearing on shows will definitely help JYJ, I think they are doing just fine even if they don’t have the support of KBS, SBS and MBC. As we all know, they are doing very well right now and that is thanks to their hardwork, the love and support of the fans as well as the support of the people (friends, family and staff) who truly cares for them.
I just want these three broadcasting stations and also SM Entertainment and Avex to know that they can never bring down JYJ because they are not alone fighting this battle. We, the fans, are always here to support and protect them. Keep in mind that although it may be true that artists/celebrities/idols are created by these talent agencies, it is and will always be the fans who will determine their success and staying power in the industry.