Group JYJ is unable to hide their confusion with the sudden notification canceling their appearance on a broadcast program promoting Jeju’s 7 wonders of nature.
C-JeS Entertainment, company in charge of JYJ’s management, revealed on the afternoon of the 16th, “JYJ was about to appear on a special broadcast program as honorary ambassadors to Jeju’s 7 wonders of nature, but received a cancellation notification today. We ask for your understanding in this sudden cancellation announcement, and will make further announcements as soon as we confirm the details.”
Furthermore, a JYJ rep stated, “we received the cancellation notice today (16th), just four days before the concert. We had already bought plane tickets and received cue sheets. More importantly, because two members are filming dramas, we told the production company and had made time in their schedule [for the appearance in Jeju]. Even the members couldn’t hide their confusion when they received the news.”
He also added, “furthermore, because of JYJ’s appearance, fans passionately participated in the promotional voting for Jeju’s 7 wonders of nature. Domestic fans participated passionately in such ways, and there are fans from Japan who are coming to Jeju Island just to see the concert on the 20th. We are disappointed and sad that they sent us a cancellation notice without basis.“
“because it’s not a regular program like variety shows, we had prepared passionately with the thought that we are participating in enhancing the nation’s image. We can only be saddened by this unreasonable one-sided notification and can only feel apologetic for fans.”
Beforehand, Jeju Island revealed that they had picked JYJ as honorary ambassadors for foreign promotion of Jeju, which has been picked as a candidate for the world’s new 7 wonders of nature. Jeju Island’s reason was that they predicted JYJ will have a great effect on increasing foreign votes.
The host had emphasized through promotional videos that JYJ is active as honorary ambassadors for Jeju in N7W, and had advised people to vote for Jeju for globalization of the Korean brand. By appearing in “Wishing for the 7 Wonders, KBS special live broadcast” on the 20th, JYJ had planned to add strength to Jeju’s selection as one of the world’s 7 wonders.
You can find the original article (in Korean) here.
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One sentence summary (thanks to @inheaven_wJYJ): “Honorary ambassador who can’t attend promotion events for their cause… basically people just wanted to take advantage of JYJ’s big i-fandom.”