International fans issue petition against KBS
Recently, major Korean TV station, KBS, released an official statement that shed light on their reasons for not allowing JYJ on KBS broadcasts. In response, JYJ’s agency, CJES Entertainment, also released a statement and expressed their disappointment towards KBS. Additionally, international fans from all over the world such as the Philippines, Germany, Malaysia, Turkey, Finland, United Kingdom, and more issued a petition against the TV station’s unjustified statement. The petition consisted of the following:
“We – as international consumers of the Korean Wave, supporters of JYJ, and citizens of the world that value justice and the rule of law – hereby condemn the Korean Broadcasting System (hereafter, ‘KBS’) on 18 May, 2011 regarding its reasons to prohibit JYJ from appearing on ‘Music Bank’ and other such entertainment programs.”
“Ultimately, any attempt by KBS to use the exclusive contract and the lawsuit between JYJ and SM Entertainment as a justification for prohibiting JYJ’s media appearances run contrary to the explicit mandate of the Court and is a mischaracterization.”
The next day, the statement from KBS was taken down and they justified the action by saying that it was a system error. On an ending note, they said that when JYJ releases an album, the producers of “Music Bank” will decide whether to invite JYJ or not.
The fans stated that they will be looking forward to KBS honoring its commitment to broadcasting JYJ on “Music Bank.”
On a side note, JYJ is currently holding their world tour in North America. The locations and dates are Vancouver on May 20th, Newark on May 22nd, Los Angeles on May 27th, and San Jose on June 3rd.
Do you agree with the petition’s arguments?