On October 8, singers gathered together at the Goyang Sports Complex to celebrate the opening of the 32nd National Para Games.
However, things started to turn ugly as ZE:A was announced as the final performance of the night, when there was still one more person waiting to walk on the stage.
According to fans who were present, Kim Junsu was promoted as a guest singer for the event, but the broadcast station present started packing its cameras following ZE:A’s performance and before Kim Junsu′s. Kim Junsu went on and performed even after the cameras stopped rolling.
Fans also pointed out that the main event posters were also switched out a one point, with Kim Junsu no longer seen in the picture.
Some fans, who actually found the program schedule, also commented that Kim Junsu′s performance was scheduled for after the broadcast, although this has not been verified by the event producers.
On the night of October 8, JYJ’s Kim Junsu tweeted, “Although I wasn’t able to make it on the broadcast, because it was a place where I could meet with all of you, it was a very enjoyable and meaningful experience. I hope that everyone will remember that happy feeling and get home safely. ^^ I love you.”
He later added, “I don’t know since when, but I’ve become so earnest in meeting with you all. The broadcast doesn’t matter to me. I love all of you who were there with me today.”
Bruce ‘Automatic’ Vanderveer, who recently produced Kim Junsu’s album, also tweeted, “Around the world today your fans banned [sic] together and showed love for you. Because you showed them how much you love them.”
He continued, “Being censored in your own country is awful, yet you went on and performed. You’re an incredible artist! And I admire you!”
Fans have been suppressing their anger after Kim Junsu’s message and have been sending him encouragements instead.