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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.
When the male announcer stated, “Something seems missing. It’s supposed to have lights,” the female announcer tried to better the situation by explaining that since the focus is on the president’s inauguration and the performance is outside, it is seemingly different from what would be shown at a concert.
Having been at the 2002 Presidential Inauguration, a third announcer added that it’s hard to hear the music and the atmosphere is a bit unorganized as well.
The male announcer then said, “Compared to performances with brilliant lights, this performance seems like singing at a karaoke room.”
As JYJ’s performance came to an end, the female announcer wrapped it up, saying, “Although it has an unorganized vibe, it’s very meaningful that JYJ stood on this stage.”
Fans became quite upset at the remarks, saying, “JYJ is not a rookie singer. They are globally influential singers,” “Can comments like that be said on air?” “Is Psy the only singer at this event?” and “We demand an apology.”
There were also a lot of outcries made when most of the broadcasting stations focused on Psy’s performance, while skimming over performances by the other artists, such as JYJ, Brave People, Sonya, and Jang Yoon Jung.
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[NEWS] ‘Fell Out of TVXQ…’ JYJ Fans Become Angry
The broadcast comment of group JYJ during president Park Geun Hye’s inauguration is becoming an issue.
Today, Channel A aired the inauguration event of president Park Geun Hye held in Yeo Ee Do of Seoul.
During the event, when JYJ went on stage for a special performance. But as they were going up, the male and female announcers said, “This group is named JYJ. You don’t know that well, huh? This group is the group that fell out of TVXQ before.”
And in the middle of the performance, the male announcer said, “Something’s a bit awkward. There has to be good lighting too,” and the female announcer said, “It’s because it’s outside and our main focus today is the inauguration, so it’s much different from being at a concert.”
The male announcer also said, “Compared to seeing them under stage lighting, this looks like singing at a karaoke,” and he continued to make rude comments such as “When this song is over, Psy is coming out.” The female announcer tried to ease his tone by saying, “Even though it was a bit hectic today, I think it is very meaningful that JYJ went on stage.”
But after watching this, many fans of JYJ were angered. Many fans posted on their Twitter, “Channel A must apologize to JYJ. Is broadcasting a joke? I was very uncomfortable at the things you said” and “That went too far. Do you know what it takes to prepare for a world tour? Those things are not things to be said to artists who practice shedding tears and sweat.”
On this day, JYJ performed ‘EMPTY,’ ‘I Know,’ and “Oh! Salute Korea.’