JYJ, A Sudden Notice of Cancellation of Appearances. Again, Due to SM?
Popular group JYJ has received a unilateral notice of cancellation of appearances from the KBS “Wishing (for the Selection as one of the) 7 Wonders of the World, KBS Special Live Broadcast” performance that was to be aired on the 29th.
Director Paek Changjoo of C-JeS Entertainment with which JYJ is affiliated said: “As for the notice we received it very suddenly today (16th, KST). I also do not know the reason.” Recently, JYJ had been working as an “N7W Honorary Ambassadors” for a month. They sang the logo song and sent a video to the fans encouraging the vote. This performance also was an extension of the promotional activities.
An affiliate of JYJ’s promotional agency said on a telephone conversation with <OhMyNews> that: “They had received the Cue-sheet and had even procured the plane tickets. It was a very hectic situation in which the two members had drama schedules and so extremely busy, but despite that they had made rooms in their schedules under the goal of enhancing their country’s reputation. As such this is disconcerting. We are frustrated because we are wondering whether they have used the uniqueness/rarity of JYJ and the strength of its fandom to the maximal extent, and (now that they have done so,) have cast them out.”
The affiliate raised suspicions of “external pressure”: “The manager who talked to KBS heard (from KBS) that– ‘If [KBS] were to allow JYJ to appear, this whole event could become impossible to hold.’” JYJ has received restrictions in all actuality due to its lawsuit with its former agency SM Entertainment, such as not being able to appear on variety programs of the three TV stations. Read More →