With fans endlessly asking for answers, KBS has made a short announcement concerning JYJ’s appearance at the station.
On August 31 [sic – July 31], KBS wrote on its official page saying it understands the Free Trade Commission’s orders for SM Entertainment and the Korea Pop Culture and Arts Industry Coalition to stop interfering with JYJ’s activities.
Concerning JYJ’s appearance at the broadcast station, KBS wrote, “The heads of each program have been making their own decisions on which artists will appear. Depending on the kind of program, the actors and singers will be casted.”
Ever since 2009, JYJ has not appeared on KBS as singers during its lawsuit battle with SM Entertainment.
Photo Credit: NII, KBS.
[NEWS] 130801 KBS offers an ambiguous response to the possibility of JYJ’s future broadcast appearances
KBS has released a statement concerning JYJ‘s potential broadcast promotions following fans’ demands made to the broadcast station after the Fair Trade Commission issued a sanction against SM Entertainment and Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Art Industry.
With FTC announcing their sanction calling out SME and KFPCAI’s interference with JYJ’s activities, hopeful fans rushed to boards of broadcast stations to demand an answer about whether JYJ will finally be allowed on various TV programs. KBS responded, but their answer has left fans raising their eyebrows with the vague nature of the response.
KBS stated on their official homepage, “As we understand it, The Fair Trade Commission’s sanction is directed towards SM Entertainment, the ‘Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Art Industry (KFPCAI)’, and the organizations and companies that make up the KFPCAI. Also, the possibility of artists’ broadcast appearances are determined by the individual programs’ coordinators. Actors and singers will be invited according to the individual program’s needs.”
What are your thoughts about their response?