Arbitration fails; Court Decision expected Sept


9:00AM: AKP is reporting the following: Another meeting will take place “around Sept 13” between JYJ’s side and SM’s side. 

The arbitration meeting on Aug 10 was 1h30m long where both sides expressed their views.  JYJ’s lawyer reportedly told Star News that the difference in opinion between JYJ’s side and SM’s side is too large for them to come to a mutual agreement.

JYJ’s side wants to “settle all the accounts and issues in court”, while SM wants to ‘forget the past’.

JYJ’s attorney says the Court is the one pushing for a “voluntary agreement or mediation until a decision has been made”.




8:18AM: Hello123 reports the following:

Korean report states that the arbitration has failed and the dispute will now return to the court’s decision in September.

SM has offered to “Forget the past” but JYJ remains firm in their stance.

Despite the many rumors circulating, the one true thing we know now is that a decision is coming in September.

Yes, there are rumors saying that the proceedings have just begun and that the parties have until a specified date in September to make an agreement. However, the media is now reporting that the arbitration has failed.





8:08AM: Fans are saying SM wanted JYJ to forget the past (ie everything SM did, etc), but JYJ’s side was having none of it. As posted below, a date to announce the final verdict (hopefully) will be set. Final judgement of the lawsuit will be out in September because SM-requested arbitration talks failed.


8:04AM: “Trans(cr.sarithegate): The meditation for SM-JYJ exclusive contract lawsuit was failed, and the final judgement for this lawsuit will be out in Sept. On 10th, in the afternoon, the last meditation carried out but broke down and move back to the court again. The court is to be anounce the final judgement after scheduling the date in the middle of Sept.”




7:59AM: According to what I can get off Twitter this early morning, the arbitration meeting between JYJ’s side and SM’s side that was held Aug10 (KST) failed.

If SM and JYJ don’t come to an agreement in arbitration, the Court will make the final decision.
(Admin opinion: Something tells me that SM is still acting like it did nothing wrong)



Jae dropped an ‘idol killer’ after finding out abt her past? The boy has grown up

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Yes Jaejoong has gotten to that age where he’s down for blind dates, yall.  Jaejoong is known to be blunt when it comes to interviews so I’m totally not surprised at him talking about blind dates.  But I’m also thrilled that he’s out of that “pretty hands” phase. (More about that point later)

Jae told the interviewer that he had been on a blind date twice but he found out she got around… I mean, round and round, up and down.  Turns out homegirl makes it a habit of dating one famous guy after another.

When Jae found out about it, he cut-out with the quickness.  He probably knows what those kinds of women are all about.  But what probably caused him to drop her ass like a bad habit must have been when he found out she went out with some of his close FRIENDS… plural.

Here’s his full translated quote:

“I have [been on a blind date] twice. We didn’t make it official, though. After we went out on a date, I found out she was an ‘idol killer’. She had gone out with a member of a famous idol group, and she continued dating one idol after another. She was really pretty, nice, had a nice personality, and was also well off. But after I found out [about her past] I ended it completely and didn’t see her again. Friendship comes first for me, and I found out she had gone out with some of my close friends. Those friends had been fooled as well.”

Daaayum.  He actually used the word “fooled” (according to the translation).  Nobody would ever accuse Jae of NOT being blunt.  Normally in interviews with some other famous Korean idols, they always try to sugar coat things like this.  But by now, we all know how Jae is.  

Reportedly the cJeS rep who was with Jae during the interview seemed “uneasy”. LOL! I bet.

What I liked most is that good boy Jaejoong is showing his maturity.  He admitted in the interview that he used to “judge” girls based on their appearance.  He is notorious for being attracted, first, to a girl’s hands.  Not anymore.

He said what’s most important is for her to have a good attitude, and that he wants to find someone who can “really become my woman”. The full quote:

“I don’t know. I think I’ll have to meet more women to find out. I don’t really want to date, and I think I need to find someone that can really become my woman. I want a girl that will only look at me… When I was younger, I used to judge girls based on appearance but now I don’t think that matters. It’s more important for her to have a good attitude”


I was hoping he would grow out of that ‘pretty hand’ thing too because pretty hands doesn’t mean she’s not crazy… or a golddigger… or an ‘idol killer’.

Let’s hope Jaejoong finds someone who is strong enough to love him… even if he was some guy working in a restaurant and not one of the hottest celebrities in all of Asia (and increasingly outside Asia).

Open letter to JYJ: To Jaejoong, To Yoochun, To Junsu



If you want to break, make sure every shard of you feels love floating like air all around you. You can crack and be repaired. You can break and be restored. But draw that air inside you, while your heart continues to heal. Just make sure you’re still breathing.

And keep breathing as you look at yourself. Everybody feels shame and sorrow just like everybody feels pure happiness in their lives. Remember, things can turn joyous just as quickly as they turn chaotic. Don’t think you’re alone.

Don’t feel sorry for those of us who support you. Feel sorry for those who try to stomp out your light. They are the ones who will need mercy as they crumble into pieces. If you want to see that, make sure you’re still breathing.

Push forward and turn every tear into a note. Turn every minute of sadness into a song to be heard. Build a life from that sorrow and water it with love and patience.

Sing like the wind is blowing through you and out to the rest of the world. You should know by now that there are millions of people who respect you; hundreds of thousands whom you don’t even know exist.

One day you’ll get to see their faces smiling at you even though they may only knowing how to say “saranghae” in your language. But to do that, you have to keep breathing.

Let the love of those who send it to you freely — and without expectations — be your crutch while you rid yourself of any detrimental behaviors.

Take every breath and use it to walk towards your future. One day, you’ll have a chance to tell your children about these feelings and to help them through their own pain; to fight for them… and to let them fight for you.

Those big, brilliant eyes which are yet to be born to you need you to push through your current pain. They need you so that they can come here to pass on their love. But you have to keep breathing.

There are people who think their job is to crush you; to break you into a million pieces. So why would you ever consider doing it to yourself? They will soon drown in their bitterness, but you have to outlast them.

I can’t explain it, but I wouldn’t have been drawn to people (people I don’t even know) who are so susceptible to such pressures. Your ancestors have survived far worse things. And they continued to live… that’s how you got here.

More importantly, you’re being watched not only by your critics or by terrible sasaengs. 4 other eyes are watching you closely though they pretend not to see. They may even pretend not to care. Those eyes are very important to you.

If one or two other people in this world ever started to think about jumping into a vast ocean, what will they think if they look out and see you drowning in sorrow? You think they’re going to depend on the lifeboat you once offered if they ever decided to jump?

No. You still have work to do. You still have steps to walk, and paths pave. The burden is heavy and it may be crushing. But you can’t find a way out unless you’re still breathing.

So be strong in your weakness, joyful in your sorrow, and have pride in your shame because that means you’re ALIVE. And there’s nothing wrong with that.




What sparked this?


Jaejoong’s latest tweets (translation):

I thought I was the strongest person, but I ended up crumbling in front of everyone. I’m ashamed of myself, and sorry towards the many people who support me.

In the time I took to reflect, I thought about many things. Even though they say you’re young because it hurts… I guess it’ll be good to have more painful times.
Source mat.:

KBS trying to re-brand JYJ success as `kpop` success


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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.

The fact is JYJ is uniquely talented and their struggles with their own country’s entertainment industry has put a bright spotlight on the asinine way in which the industry is structured.

Here’s a newsflash for KBS: You can’t write off JYJ’s specific success in South America as if it was achieved by some random ‘kpop’ group owned by Korean entertainment companies.

The members of JYJ are making music from their own perspective as Koreans, but it has nothing to do with a “kpop” industry run by people like the ones KBS are too afraid to stand up against.

Thousands of people in Peru and Chile WEREN’T screaming “kpop” at the top of their lungs during those concerts a few days ago. They were screaming “JYJ!”.

Those thousands of Chilean and Peruvian people WEREN’T singing songs written by “kpop”. They were singing songs written by JYJ.

They DIDN’T sleep outside to get tickets for hours because of ‘kpop’. They were doing it for JYJ.

They DIDN’T sleep in an airport for hours waiting for “kpop” to arrive. They did it for JYJ.

They WEREN’T holding up signs reading ‘kpop’. They were holding up signs reading “JYJ”; signs with JYJ members’ faces; signs reading “Xiah”, “Jaejoong” and “Yoochun”.

Maybe those who run Korean entertainment don’t understand how international markets work. Here’s a test: Switch out Justin Beiber for any ole random white kid who can sing a little and watch how his fanbase rips you a part.

KBS is acting as if anybody could have replaced JYJ with a random kpop group and it would have been the same type of pandemonium in South American. That’s bull$hit.

What happened in Chile and Peru was specific to JYJ. Period.

In KBS’s own report, one fan said, “It is worthy if I can see them from close. I saved money and borrowed some from my friend.” She didn’t say she wanted to see “kpop” up close. She did that because of JYJ, not because of some random ‘kpop’ group.

The members of JYJ are not allowed to be on KBS or other Korean stations seemingly because these broadcasters are afraid of the company JYJ left (SM Entertainment) due to dubious and unfair business practices.

JYJ are currently in a legal battle with SM and all Korean broadcasters are currently falling in line like good little soldiers while using the legal dispute as an excuse to keep JYJ off of Korean and Japanese TV.

There are a few standout examples of companies who understand the value of JYJ and set it above any personal intimidation or kpop ownership loyalties. But they are few.

However, when JYJ makes huge international gains the Korean media — and in this case KBS — attempts to snatch that accomplishment and label it a “kpop” accomplishment.

The idiots at KBS have already burned their bridge to JYJ when they booted them from the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’ concert. And from reports, the concert with JYJ’s replacements (replacements provided by SM Entertainment) was a failure. Oops.

To many international observers, there is a total and abject failure of most Korean based broadcasters and other media companies to stand up for fairness and against antiquated, old-world-style intimidation and ownership of their artists.

Despite this, JYJ members have forged their own path, created their own music, created an infrastructure to support their creativity and are succeeding in international markets.

So its incredibly insufferable and hateful for those same sorry-a$$ broadcasters, who purposely support a Korean old-world-style of entertainment, to try to take a part of those accomplishments as if those kpop owners had anything AT ALL to do with JYJ’s current successes.

JYJ aren’t currently successful because of the kpop industry. They are breaking records in the international field DESPITE kpop industry owners, like SM and KBS. They are successful in spite of being blocked in Korea. Thousands of people are learning to speak Hangul despite the way JYJ are being treated by the kpop industry.

JYJ has done much more for Korean culture internationally than many of the wimps who are part of kpop and the Korean entertainment industry.

What these wimps are most afraid of is admitting that artists can build an incredibly loyal fanbase and succeed without the controls instituted by these controlling company heads.

To admit JYJ’s success is tantamount for them to admit that artists who control their own music, their own image, and their own lives can work.

Kpop owners need young impressionable people (some whom are desperate to succeed in music) to believe they cannot become successful without putting a big media company in total control of their money and their lives.

JYJ is a walking contradiction to that antiquated Korean entertainment system. And KBS would sooner cut out their tongues before admitting it right now.

Things will ultimately come to a head as more kpop owners try to place their slaves artists into international markets where fans aren’t used to their fav. artist being on such a tight leash without adequate compensation.

International markets are far from perfect, but most have long ago abandoned their master-slave setups where they have total control over their artists’ lives: how long they sleep, what they invest in, where they live, who their friends are, who their manager is, ridiculous profit splits, etc.

KBS seemingly wants to report about South American success, but without JYJ. Their problem is that you CANNOT talk about the first major Korean successes in South America without JYJ.

These sorry a$$ wimps may do everything in their power to blunt JYJ’s name, but they won’t be able to snatch JYJ’s success and rename it a “kpop” success. The “kpop” industry turned on JYJ a long time ago. And JYJ is walking forward to success without it.

And to paraphrase the infamous Tami from Basketball Wives: F*** you KBS… and the SM-backed horse you rode in on.

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