[ENG] Full statement of C-JeS regarding KBS’s cancellation of JYJ’s appearance on New 7 Wonders of Nature special program
Greetings from C-JeS Entertainment.
We hereby announce our stance regarding the unilateral cancellation of JYJ(Jaejoong Kim, Yuchun Park and Junsu Kim)’s appearance on the KBS special program for promoting Jeju for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
In April, we were told by provincial government of Jeju that they wanted to appoint JYJ as honorary ambassador for Jeju to be selected for the New 7 Wonders of Nature on the phone. Also on April 26th, we received an official email explaining the role of honorary ambassador and the reasons that why they wanted to appoint JYJ.
However, we politely declined this suggestion because it was a general custom that honorary ambassador starts promotion when official press release is distributed with the appointment ceremony, and JYJ was not able to attend to the ceremony as they were doing their World Tour on the point of the suggestion.
But provincial government of Jeju suggested that we start promotional activities first as they were in a hurry to promote Jeju and also explained that the appointment ceremony will take place in July due to special program scheduled to air on TV. JYJ accepted the offer of the honorary ambassador with great sense of responsibility as a Korean artist to promote the national brand of Korea and the New 7 Wonders of Nature for Jeju.
On May 4th, the local government of Jeju announced the honorary ambassador through official press release and started promotional activities.
JYJ actively cooperated with Jeju Island as the honorary ambassador by filming videos to encourage people to vote for Jeju and promoting Jeju during their world tour concerts.
Also Jeju sent an email expressing their appreciation for the huge publicity nationwide by virtue of JYJ and thanks to JYJ in May. And the special TV program was scheduled to be aired on July 20th, JYJ were supposed to perform 2 songs in Jeju and receive the official letter of appointment as the honorary ambassador.
But on Saturday, July 16, 2011, four days before the show, we received a sudden unilateral notification that the appearance was cancelled. The explanation for cancellation was, “the program itself might not be possible if JYJ appear.” It was a simple concluded notification without an exact reason. KBS Jeju stated that it made an apology to JYJ, but we have received no apology with an official reason for the cancellation, only received unilateral notification of cancellation.
However, on the grounds that 1) this was a special program promoting the selection of Jeju Island for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, and 2) JYJ had been officially appointed as honorary ambassadors and were fulfilling their duties participating in promotional activities for the past three months, we urge Jeju Provincial Government and KBS to explain official stance in explanation of the unilateral notification of cancellation.
Moreover, C-JeS Entertainment will file a complaint to the Fair Trade Commision Korea for the host’s unilateral cancellation only 4 days before the event without prior consultation with the artists. The host has deceived the artists by promising a special program on JYJ’s appointment ceremony[as honorary ambassadors], took advantage of the artist in the preliminary promotional activities, and cancelling the appointment ceremony.
We will take the proper procedures to take legal actions for this incident.
Lastly, JYJ’s lawsuit in progress at the present is a civil lawsuit regarding the unfair contract between ex-management company and the artist. This lawsuit is just a difficult fight of minor artists resisting the irrationality of virtual lifetime contract, not a lawsuit that can evoke public criticism or be morally problematic.
Also, the court has already ruled that during the process of this lawsuit, JYJ can freely carry out their activities as artists.
Above all, we send our apologies to JYJ fans who have been shocked by this incomprehensible event, and JYJ will keep supporting and promoting Jeju Island for the selection of New 7 Wonders of Nature as the citizens of the Republic of Korea, regardless of this event.
Original Link: http://c-jes.com/w/163335
Full Translation Credit: Misstion4JYJ