110519 KBS ‘Buck-Passes’ After Deleting The Controversial ‘JYJ Explanation’
KBS is being scorned by the public for resorting to evasion of responsibility after deleting their official position on the restrictions against JYJ’s televised appearances on its variety programs once the statement was surrounded by controversy.
On the 19th, KBS deleted its official statement on the reason why JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) are unable to appear on KBS variety programs such as ‘Music Bank’, which was posted on the ‘Viewers’ Thread’ and answered by the staff of the variety program sector.
This deletion seems highly related to the controversy and opposition that arose against the official statement. JYJ’s agency refuted each point made by KBS and JYJ’s fans raised their voices as they said, “This is unacceptable.”
However, KBS is breeding doubt by failing to post an official reply as to why the post was deleted.
In a phone call with Star News, the representative of KBS’ Viewers’ Thread staff did not give a definite explanation and evaded the question as he said, “I think you’ll have to ask that question to the publicity team.”
But as the ‘Response from the Staff’ in question was moderated by the Viewers’ Thread staff, this shows that they have done nothing but evade their responsibilities.
On the homepage itself, the Viewers’ Thread staff have explicitly stated that, “The ‘Response from the Staff’ is a subsection of the ‘Daily Viewers’ Opinions’ in which the Viewers’ Thread staff choose questions submitted by the viewers for the staff in their respective fields to receive and answer in order to strengthen the viewers’ understanding of a certain event or program.”
The KBS publicity team stated, “As this was not an official statement released by the publicity team through the online publicity office, the situation is not one that the publicity team can explain. We are currently investigating the situation.”
This means that the KBS Viewers’ Thread staff have deleted a controversial post without even giving a reason why. We would like to question if ‘buck-passing’ is the best course of action for the KBS Viewers’ Thread at this moment.
Source: [star news]
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