In my observations of all the controversy happening between JYJ, other broadcasters and other companies, I can only come to the conclusion that SM is root cause for it.
The controversy at its onset with JYJ could have been fixed very early on if that damn company wasn't so stubborn. A few small concessions, and none of this may ever have happened.
JYJ was never asking for the moon to begin with. But SM will fight to the death to keep JYJ from being successful if they can because they want to make an example of these three for speaking out.
SM's problem is that they cannot control JYJ's talent or the way fans have rallied around them. The more problems SM creates for JYJ (whether its under the table or not) the more people feel like protecting them.
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Wow. The news broke around the world yesterday that KBS kicked JYJ off the list of performers to promote the New 7 Wonders despite the trio being honorary ambassadors to Jeju Island's New 7 Wonders (N7W) campaign. Now comes word that they were tossed so that at least two current SM Entertainment (SM) artists could be a part of the show.
JYJ's CJeS Entertainment is demanding an official apology from KBS and said they plan to take their complaint to the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). In addition, CJeS is reportedly considering taking legal action as well over KBS's decision.
As was stated in an earlier post, KBS sent JYJ a letter of cancellation just 4 days before the show. Two of the members are currently acting in dramas and the respective crew's entire schedules were set to accommodate the KBS-backed concert.
If that weren't enough of a slap in the face, KBS reportedly announced that current SM artists SNSD and f(x), both girl groups, will replace the trio. Needless to say, this left many people scratching their heads. Despite how popular some claim the two groups are, their inclusion has been treated like a joke to many who have been watching this play out.
Earlier today, JYJ's CJeS Entertainment announced they have received word that their appearance on a special broadcast show to promote Jeju Island as one of the new 7 Wonders has been canceled.
They are also honorary ambassadors to Jeju's 7 Wonders and the show was supposed to be broadcast by KBS. Despite that, JYJ's Jaejoong posted a selfless and almost too forgiving response to the latest news.
Further expressing how their entire participation was about the promotion of their native country and not about themselves, Jaejoong tweeted:
He then changed his Twitter photo to a picture of Jeju Island. To another Twitter user, he tweeted:
His first instinct is not to complain but instead to figure out how to contribute to the promotion of his homeland in whichever way possible irrespective of some hateful and pathetic "elders" (my thoughts, not Jaejoong's) trying to stop the trio from doing anything unless they are under the thumb of SM Entertainment. That goes double for those who are causing problems for JYJ because they're too scared to get on SM's bad side.
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