[Weather Map of the Broadcast Scene] What is Power… TV That is Ailing
MBC, excludes Park Yoochun and Kim Meehwa from Appearing… YG, Park Bom Boycott “Music Bank”
TV is blighted (T/N: literally, aching from severe fatigue) with powers of the political scene and the entertainment industry.
Not only are tacit agreements to not allow the appearances of Park Yoochun, Kim Meehwa and others forming, YG Entertainment is creating friction with broadcast companies with regards to the appearance of its affiliate singers. It is to the degree that there is word in the broadcast scene that: “The political sphere of course, and the mega-entertainment companies and their influences are making a puppet out of the broadcast companies. According to the outside pressures of the powers of the entertainment industry and the political sphere, the TV producers decide whether a certain entertainers appears or not.”
JYJ’s Park Yoochun is a lead in the MBC drama “Ripley” that will be aired starting on the 30th. However, recently the producers of MBC’s variety program “Come to Play” contacted/arranged the actors who appear on “Ripley” without Park Yoochun. From inside and outside of MBC, the word is that the producers of “Come to Play” were in a position that disallowed them from allowing the appearance of Park Yoochun who is in a conflict with his former agency. The MBC variety programs department PD who requested to remain anonymous clicked his tongue (expressing disapproval), saying: “Does it make sense to exclude the lead in a variety program that is meant to promote the drama of its own company?”
YG Entertainment with which Big Bang and 2NE1 are affiliated provoked KBS with words that it posted on a blog on the 27th of last month. It mentioned the KBS 2TV’s Music Bank’s airing time — “Friday 6:05PM, the First Live of Park Bom’s “Don’t Cry” to be Revealed.” And then it added “Do you happen to… anticipate an appearance in XX Bank? Possibility 0%.” It was openly declaring whether they were going to appear on a program or not and expressing dissatisfaction towards the broadcast company. One affiliate in the singers-industry evaluated: “As if the world has changed, a mega-entertainment company was sarcastic towards a broadcasting company.”
MBC’s labor union argued on the 4th that: “CEO Kim Jaechul (himself) directly pressured Kim Meehwa to step down.” This means that the management, because it was eyeing at what the political sphere wanted, urged the resignation of Kim Meehwa who is an entertainer notably inclined to the opposition party. It became known that CEO Kim met Kim Meehwa who was emceeing the MBC Radio program “The World, and Us” on the 8th of last month to suggest that “the radio scene is noisy, why don’t you move to another program.” Kim Meehwa is not a fighter for the Democratic party but it is the majority opinion of the broadcast scene that the resignation was affected by political logics.
Park Yoochun, in having a conflict with his former agency, is having the appearance in entertainment and music programs continually founder. However, due to the reason that he is a Korean Wave star, he appears as a lead in the drama scene. Even though the broad cast company does not give the singer an opportunity to sing because it is eyeing at what the certain entertainment company wants, in order to profit through exporting dramas it hands the role of the lead – such contradictory actions co-exist. Because of this, JYJ fans recently satirized through a newspaper advertisement the broadcast companies that blocked the appearances on broadcasts of Park Yoochun and others.