When JYJ‘s legal dispute with SM Entertainment has been settled, most of us thought that it’s only a matter of time when the group will appear in variety shows. Unfortunatelly, no broadcasting companies have made any movement to invite JYJ to their programs.
C-JeS Entertainment‘s representative stated: ‘We haven’t stopped knocking on the doors (of variety shows and music programs) but we haven’t gotten a single confirmation or a request from any production team.’
He continued: ‘We can’t fathom why. We made enquiries to various music awards shows, with proof of high album sales, and there have been places that have already expressed that they have no intention of inviting JYJ yet again.’
Due to the fact, that recently many representatives of the music industry are raising their voices against the discrimination of smaller agencies, a representative of KBS stated: ‘Though I’m sure JYJ will be able to freely pursue independent activities once they actually start appearing on TV shows, many in the industry just hope it’s not them who has to start it off.’
A representative of MBC expressed: ‘Though JYJ have been finding success in sectors where major entertainment agencies have less of an influence, I know for a fact that there were many instances where even these activities were close to failing. I don’t think we could say that JYJ are really ‘free’ now.”
To that, C-JeS Entertainment’s representative responded: ‘There have been no legal issues, not since the 28th of November when the two sides came to an agreement, but since three years ago when the first injunction was accepted by the courts. We have known from the beginning that the issues that JYJ are facing against broadcasting companies was never a legal issue.’
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Article by Karolina & Alona
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