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T/N: The following is a good article about one of the key issues at stake here–the public’s right to demand, see, and judge for themselves an artist. What gave the national broadcasting companies (which are supposedly “public” companies and thus receive taxes paid Korean citizens, BTW) the right to arbitrary censor artists they deemed “might make someone angry?” Please read :)

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The ironical situation of Park Yuchun’s casting in MBC drama “Miss Ripley” and his inability to appear on MBC entertainment programs at the same time… the situation arising from KBS’s restraint of letting JYJ on broadcasts… amongst Korean idols, there isn’t anyone who has as many controversies as JYJ.

There isn’t a single musical program who will allow JYJ to stand on stage, and although they say there aren’t any restrictions, we also cannot find programs trying to let JYJ on the air.

There isn’t direct evidence for the claim that SM Entertainment, JYJ’s ex-management company, has pressured the broadcasting companies in any way. However, it’s also true that all broadcasting companies are reluctant to allow JYJ, the group at the center of the controversy, on stage.

JYJ is being reviewed as having proposed a new model for idols. Unlike other idols who set their looks at their head, [JYJ] have set their singing abilities as their foundation and their performances and singing have achieved  steady improvement. Furthermore, each member’s musical capabilities are also excellent and thus the members are showing off their abilities in songwriting, and they are being recognized as real artists beyond idol singers, with JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong even acting as the director for the World Tour. (more…)

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Shortly after the release an official stance by KBS on the exclusion of JYJ from music show broadcasts and variety show programs on May 18th, JYJ’s agency, CJES Entertainment fired back with a heated response, claiming that their statements did not match up with the current situation. KBS had since deleted their post from their official site, which brought upon further speculations amongst fans.

The next day, KBS’s promotional team explained that their official statement was actually an outdated statement that was written back in February as a response to a question that was posted on their bulletin board that asked about JYJ’s lack of broadcast appearances.

KBS’s promotional team explained, “The statement was a reply to a question that our help desk received back in February, but because of a certain service error, the response was posted late, which is why we took it down shortly after.”

KBS also came forth to explain that the only reason why JYJ have not yet appeared on “K-Chart” or performed on “Music Bank” was simply because JYJ hadn’t released a new single or album since February.

They stated, “The group has only been releasing OSTs, not official albums. When they do release official albums, a decision on whether they will appear on broadcast will be made by the show’s producer.”

In contrast to KBS’s statements though, JYJ did indeed release an official album back in 2010, titled “The Beginning“, and also unveiled a ‘music essay’ back in January 2011. (more…)

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We appreciate that KBS officially stated its stance saying that JYJ will be able to appear on Music Bank when JYJ release an official album. According to recent cases, it is inevitable that artists are in inferior positions when a broadcast company refuses appearances on TV regardless of what the reason may be.

In Feb, the court acknowledged that SM interfered in JYJ’s album release by sending official document to Warner Music, production label of JYJ, and ordered SM to pay compensation for the interference. In the view of these facts, there still are many obstacles stading in JYJ’s way to release an official album. [Translator’s Note: In Oct 2010, SM sent an official document to Warner Music, asking not to distribute JYJ’s worldwide album <The Beginning>.]

But we will overcome this invisible external pressure for our fans waiting for us and release an official album. With this, we hope that we will meet the viewers via Music Bank.

And regarding the present situation, the issue is not only about JYJ’s appearance but also about the inappropriate post on a public online forum that damages JYJ’ name. Therefore we request that KBS rectify this in order to minimize misunderstanding that the post may ensue.  (more…)

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Okay, now this is just plain stupid.

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KBS has revealed its official statement regarding group JYJ’s appearance in 2TV music program “Music Bank.”

Music Bank stated on the afternoon of the 19th, “because JYJ has not released new songs, they are not candidates for appearing in ‘Music Bank.’ On the topic of drama OSTs (T/N: Soundtracks), they are not candidates for appearances and [the singer] must officially release new songs to be considered as candidates.

T/N: By the way, does anyone remember ss501’s “Because I’m Stupid” and Taeyeon’s “What if”? They were major hit songs from dramas (oh yes, they were part of drama OSTs. ss501’s song from the drama “Boys Over Flowers” and “What if” from the drama “Hong  Gil Dong.” And guess what? BOTH singers appeared on KBS Music Bank and sang their hit songs from the DRAMA OSTs (and their songs, of course, were included in Music Bank’s K-Chart). Oh, and who can forget how KBS themselves counted JYJ’s “Found You” on their K-Chart, BEFORE the court’s decision on February 17th? KBS, are you seriously changing your own rules suddenly just to keep JYJ off the air and avoid admitting that you cower under these so-called major management companies of idol groups?

“Music Bank” replied, “before the decision was made on the lawsuit on February 17th, we excluded JYJ from appearing because it could have affected the lawsuit. Afterward, they weren’t candidates because they hadn’t released new songs, not because we specially regulated their appearance.”

Furthermore, they revealed “later if [JYJ] releases new songs and it’s a target for K-Chart, they may become candidates for appearing [in Music Bank].

T/N: Oh, believe me KBS. We will hold you to that word… or embarrass you once more for your hypocrisy and stupidity in the process. (more…)

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3 additional performances have been added to Junsu’s schedule for “Mozart!”

The new dates are:

July 1st, Friday at 8pm

July 3rd, Sunday at 3pm and 7pm

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Looks like Junsu will be the grand finale for the “Mozart!” shows this year~ :)

Source. Mozart! Official Page, DC TVXQ Gallery
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