With the cancellation of JYJ Park Yuchun and MBC’s new Mon-Tues drama “Ripley’s” lead actors’ appearance on entertainment program “Come to Play” causing controversy, the controversy has become even greater with the revelation of the fact that previously, Park Yuchun had been rejected from appearing in KBS2TV’s “Seung Seung Jang Gu” as well.
According to the [facts] verified by our newspaper through many entertainment representatives, Park Yuchun was supposed to appear in the “Kim Gapsu [T/N: an older Korean actor who is known to be friendly with Yuchun] Episode of Seung Seung Jang Gu,” which aired on April 12th, but received sudden notice a day before shooting that his appearance would not be possible.
Park Yuchun, who was invited as Kim Gapsu’s “Guest who came secretly,” had shown enthusiasm for the program and adjusted even his drama “Ripley’s” shooting schedule for it, but his appearance was ultimately canceled due to the program staff’s rejection.
With such facts being exposed one after another, suspicions that SM’s influence is being in effect are being brought up in broadcasting circles. JYJ members along with Park Yuchun have been unable to appear on network entertainment programs since their lawsuit on unfair contracts against SM Entertainment.
Previously, [JYJ] was to appear for the first time since their debut on one cable network’s real documentary, but even this was canceled without reason and could not air, causing confusion for fans.
Because of this, in broadcast circles, suspicions and speculation is increasing about whether this is due to a large management company’s influence being in effect or a network, busy to read the face of management companies, excluding [JYJ] on its own.
Meanwhile, on the reasons behind why Park Yuchun’s appearance did not occur, “Seung Seung Jang Gu” staff stated “we cast Yoon Doojoon and Jo Gun who could speak well about Kim Gapsu’s “middle age idol” image. On Park Yuchun, we predicted that there would be too much [recorded] content and so unfortunately [had to cancel].”
Canceling because of a fear of having too much content?! What kind of an excuse is that? These idiotic networks should just say it–that the MAJOR network companies in Korea, those that air and produce the shows/dramas/news programs that are MOST watched in Korea, are frightened of a certain management company… that instead of thinking about the interests of the viewers, they are thinking of the interests of a third party. (ahem. SM.) This is simply ridiculous. Actually, the fact that the networks believe they would meet their end if a certain company decides to pull out its idol stars is just idiotic. I’m sorry, but as popular as some of these stars are, it is just too easy to re-create such stars if you give them enough TV time. As much as many major management companies would hate to admit, these “important idol stars” are in no way irreplaceable. History of Korean entertainment has proved it. MBC, KBS, SBS, and everyone else–wake up and stop being drones for these corrupt individuals. Or just f*** off and stop canceling on JYJ. I can only imagine how hurt and disappointed Yuchun must have been when his appearance on an entertainment show was canceled, yet again. Urgh! He had even adjusted his schedule to ensure that it was possible!