SM and Avex’s all efforts to paralyze JYJ have ended in vain. The textbook example of vicious entertainment firms’ tyranny, SM and Avex must not continue their predatory behavior according to the judgment.
SM and Avex have been behaved as a powerhouse based on their capital power, which was clearly exposed during the lawsuit with JYJ. Like gangsters, they have controlled the mess media, enfettered their entertainers, and, if those entertainers don’t act as they demand, try to sink those entertainers deeply down. All these are now known to most. Their malicious and mean behaviors frankly speak volumes about greedy large entertainment firms.
JYJ Thwarts Mean Attacks from SM and Avex
Pointing out SM’s problems and getting out from it, JYJ have been in hard times. It was out of great courage to point out the long-term contraction, so-called Slavery Contraction. This historic action by top group TVXQ served as an opportunity for the Korean entertainment industry to correct its absurd and irrationality. In this sense, JYJ deserves praises.
Against SM who made a contract that gave thoroughly disproportionately high advantages to the firm, JYJ has challenged to lead the contract into more rational way for more than 3 years. And JYJ has been driven into a situation in which the group was unable to appear on TV. They were not only putting restrictions on TV activities but also criticizing and maliciously disturbing JYJ. Their behaviors were dirty and shocking.
If it had been not for JYJ and its fans’ power, it would have been rarely possible to gain winning from the large firms like SM. Myriads of fans have been firmly supporting JYJ and JYJ, gaining courage from fans’ support, has astoundingly paved its own way without bending its knee.
Performing excellently in dramas and musicals, JYJ has enlarged its potential not through domestic but through overseas tour. JYJ’s hardship paradoxically served as a chance to pioneer a new market. JYJ’s struggle eventually made SM succumb. The mighty firm has even acted as if it was above the law. Mobilizing interest groups in favor of the firms, pressing the broadcast companies, and exausting every means to drive out JYJ, the mean firms came to be not able to stand any longer.
JYJ even gave up profits from its activities in Japan and continued the lawsuit, and the lawsuit has ended in totally favor of JYJ. Until the very last moment, the firm showed their greed for money, raising criticism from the public. JYJ utterly gained victory through consent by giving up money with ridicule on the firm who can’t give up its greed for enormous profits from Japan.
SM’s Japanese partner, Avex has no difference from SM. JYJ found it hard to appear on TV or perform a concert due to pressure from the two powerhouses in Korea and Japan but now its victory in Japan’s court will lift restrictions.
“We received a short news of winning the case at 2 PM from our Japanese attorney. We’re waiting for more details about the judgment.”
After prolonged litigation, the result was JYJ’s victory in Japan. It’s surprising that the group won the case in foreign country since it was really difficult even in its own country. For Japanese part, it’s more worthy because its court ruled that the foreigners, JYJ, were treated unfairly.
On January 19 the Tokyo District Court ordered Avex not to claim the exclusive management right for JYJ in Japan. In addition, the court ruled that Avex should pay reparations of 660 million yen(7.8 billion won) to Cjes Entertainment and 1 million yen(11 million won) to chief of Cjes.
As we can learn from the reparations worth a whopping 7.8 billion won, Avex in connection with SM has went all lengths to kill JYJ but ending up in a shameful situation. The naked truth of evil deeds by the entertainment firm with considerable influence in Japan was revealed in the court.
“There were 4 cases in process between Avex and Cjes Entertainment over Avex’ artists Junsu/Jejung/Yuchun(JYJ). Today, on January 18 in 2013, the Tokyo District Court ruled on the 4 cases. Avex is protesting against the ruling and appealing against it. “
Avex made decision to immediately appeal against the Japanese court’s ruling. Furthermore, Avex still insists that members of JYJ belong to it. Once evilly trampling on JYJ in order to disturb JYJ’s activity, Avex, now stuck in the mire, is shamefully insisting that JYJ belongs to it.
In Korea, SM has maliciously prolonged the lawsuit in order to avoid paying settlement money and Avex is showing the same dirty step. Avex must pay reparations worth 7.8 billion won. So, not to pay the reparations, Avex is highly likely to prolong the lawsuit as SM did.
JYJ is now set free both in Korea and Japan. There’s no reason to endure tyranny of large entertainment firms. True, there remain possibilities that invisible hands will exert their influence to oppress the group. Yet, JYJ is now legally free and has more various ways to reach their fans.
JYJ has met its fans in a variety of ways such as solo albums, and, now is time to begin its activities in the name of JYJ for numerous fans waiting for JYJ in Korea and Japan. In the age of oppression JYJ risked everything to correct absurd practices and finally won – this is very meaningful since JYJ’s victory will prevent further same errors in the future. Gaining the triumph from difficult fight, now it’s time for JYJ to be rejoicing.
Translated by: Chocolat
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