“Through this investigation, it has been clearly revealed that SM Entertainment broke fair trade laws and used their monopolistic, dominant position to pressure those who are at a disadvantage multiple times. We believe the orders of Fair Trade Commission appear to raise the alarm to those despotic companies which go against the current governments Creative Economy Policy.
Despite releasing albums, JYJ is still facing the disadvantage of not being able to appear on public programs. However, with the support of today’s policies and systems, we think that JYJ can stand on a fair stage with their future activities.”
Statement from JYJ
“We thank the FTC for their decision. This fight began in 2009 and since then, we felt that we’ve been walking on a path with no end. However, with the announcement from the FTC, we feel a bit liberated and that we received much support. We hope that through this order from the FTC, all entertainers will be able to stand on fair and equal stages and that a road will be opened for our juniors in the future.
Although our path is still a long, dark tunnel, we saw a flash of light in that darkness. We will constantly work towards that light and will work hard every moment to repay everyone with great activities.”