Even though forums for SBS’s “Inkigayo,” MBC’s “Show! Music Core” and KBS’s “Music Bank” have been overflowing with viewer requests for JYJ Junsu’s appearance, the PDs from the three main channels are ignoring their requests.
One fan stated in a post, “Until when are the broadcasters going to let the big entertainment agencies run things? Viewers are sick of the same celebrities who appear on TV every day and it’s not fun anymore and no one watches the shows anymore.” Other wrote, “The FTC issued a sanction against those unfair practices that the big agencies are executing so I think Junsu should be given a chance. Junsu is one of K-Pop’s frontrunners and I want to see him perform on stage in Korea.”
Despite the big amount of requests, the program staff members are not responding and are staying silent. They were even said to avoid calls from news reporters on this matter.
A source in the music industry commented, “No matter how bad the viewership ratings are, the music program PD has the most power,” and “If rookie artists want to be on the show, they need to personally meet the PD, which is said to be more difficult than recording an album. With this kind of system, there’s no reason for the PD to really pay attention to JYJ.”
Another source added, “From the broadcaster’s perspective, if they had to choose between SM’s countless artists, actors, comedians and JYJ, anyone would choose SM,”
“But it’s not all up to the PD who takes care of the recruiting issues. It’s only right that they release some kind of statement about this.”
Article by: Karolina
Edited by: Alona
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