Screw you, KBS, for trying to white wash the fact that JYJ, as independent artists, were the first Korean group ever to perform solo for thousands of South Americans.
The power that drew thousands of people in Chile and Peru (most of whom can't speak Hangul (Korean)) was JYJ's talent. It was NOT due to a glossed-over, non specific love of "kpop" or a marketing slogan like "hallyu wave".
In their reporting, KBS repeatedly referred to JYJ's concert as a "kpop" concert, referred to JYJ as a "kpop" group, and referred to their fan's love as a "love for kpop". Fans who watched the report say KBS mentioned "kpop" over 25 times, while only mentioning "JYJ" twice, as if the artist didn't matter.
KBS is trying to convince the Korean public, in many people's opinion, that JYJ was not successful because they are uniquely talented, but only because of the hallyu wave marketing campaign.Add a comment
News swirling the past few days revolve around two issues: JYJ's South American concerts, and unauthenticated recordings released by a dubious Korean source (Dispatch) of JYJ members either talking about or in the midst of being harassed by "sasaeng" fans.
Upon hearing this latest suspiciously timed report, my first instinct was to note the timing of its release and the lack of video to accompany it.
The case between JYJ and SM Entertainment has yet to reach its final conclusion, so when something seems to come out of nowhere with the intent to tarnish JYJ in some way, it seems to coincide with a negative court ruling or terrible news for SM.
Some have suggested this JYJ controversy was intentionally pushed by Dispatch to purposely cover up a larger scandal with South Korea's version of The White House, called 'The Blue House'. The Blue House is said to have requested the destruction of evidence concerning illegal investigations of civilians.
More interesting, however, is the negative report has opened the door to a bigger problem: "stalkers"( also called "PRIVATES") who are allowed to engage in dangerous harassment by chasing celebs around Korea without being prosecuted.Add a comment
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This kind of stuff is cute to read. I in no way am saying this is what's going to happen. LOL. But the internet is a silly thing. I was searching for something else and this page was one of the results. Anyway, here's what they say about...
KBS has once again refused to allow JYJ on their shows after previously claiming they would reconsider letting the trio appear on Music Bank once they released an album. This latest snub is simply another insult on the list of personal insults against JYJ from KBS.
JYJ's CJeS Entertainment released a response to KBS's latest ban notice, saying "We feel sorry that KBS didn't keep their promise to the public."
KBS is already infamous for claiming that allowing JYJ on air "is a threat to the culture industry". They also recently banned JYJ's song "Pierrot"; lying about the song containing a slur against Lee Soo Man, the former head of SM Entertainment (SM).
Did I mention that KBS replaced JYJ with SM artists in that Jeju Island concert? That's too much of a coincidence to be pure.
They had previously claimed JYJ couldn't appear on the show 'Music Bank' because the group hadn't released an official album. So, JYJ released an official album titled 'In Heaven'. And... KBS is still refusing to let them appear on the program despite the massive popularity of the album.Add a comment