130225 JYJ’s performances at the 18th Presidential Inaugural Ceremony
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Staying down to earth despite huge fame, the JYJ members will donate all of the pay received from the Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo 2012 (KBEE2012) to UNICEF.
According to C-Jes Entertainment on February 26, the JYJ members will be heading to the Korea Committee for UNICEF in Changsung-dong in Seoul to donate the pay that JYJ earned as the spokesmen for KBEE2012.
Kim Jae Joong will be representing all three JYJ members.
“Through KBEE2012 last year, we were happy to be part of a place of exchange between Korea and Japan, so we want create an opportunity to help people who are in need,” said Kim Jae Joong. “Through the donations to UNICEF, we wanted to send a small hand of hope to children who are suffering from famine and poverty around the world.”
The president of the Korea Committee for UNICEF, Park Dong Eun said, “Even with their busy schedules, the JYJ members, as the spokesperson for national activities, have participated in the ‘AWOO Doll Campaign’ and even spread the message of sharing to many fans, but we were very surprised that they didn’t stop there and decided to donate their entire pay.”
“We believe their precious hearts will blow warmth into this cold society.”
The donation event will happen on March 5.
Photo Credit: C-Jes Entertainment
Read Channel A’s response statement here
Although it was the first time in two years that JYJ appeared on TV as an idol group, fans were not happy with the commentary made by Channel A’s anchors during the live broadcast.
On February 25, the Presidential Inauguration of Park Geun Hye took place at the National Assembly Building’s Center Plaza in Yeouido. As Park Geun Hye made her way over, congratulatory performances took place, including those by JYJ and Psy.
With each broadcast station streaming the performance differently with different announcers, Channel A has caught the wrath of JYJ fans due to the pointed comments made by its anchors.
Some of the comments included, “This is JYJ. You don’t know them well, right?” “They’re the ones that dropped out of TVXQ,” “When this song ends, Psy will come out,” and “We will listen to Psy during the live broadcast.”
They continued on, describing the performance as mediocre. Read More →
Channel A explained what they meant by their statement.
On the 25th, many JYJ fans were excited as the boys performed on stage at the Presidential Inauguration Park Geun Hye. Not only was it a big honor but it was also the first time for the group to appear on broadcast television as a group. However, fans became a bit upset at Channel A for a statement made during JYJ’s performance.
During the performance, a male anchor stated, “This is messy. There’s something awkward. There should be lighting. We’ve always seen such fancy stages, so it doesn’t look like a show.” The female anchor for the station responded immediately, “It’s because it’s outside. President Park Geun Hye wanted a simple inauguration that many citizens could attend. Because of that, it’s different from the concerts we normally see.”
The male anchor’s comment caused many JYJ fans to rise up and criticize the channel. With the influx of complaints, Channel A explained, “Because the inauguration stage was prepared in a simple way, the stage was quite narrow. They mean that it looked chaotic because of all the audience moving around, since it was the start of the performances.”
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