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Jeju Island senator requests an official clarification and apology from KBS

22 Jul

Amidst the recent controversy regarding KBS’s cancellation of JYJ’s broadcast appearance for Jeju Island’s nomination event, a politician from Jeju’s Parliament addressed an official statement today.

Addressing the matter on international embarrassment over the entire issue, Senator Kim Jaeyoon expressed, “JYJ was scheduled to appear on a special broadcast on the 20th, yet was suddenly cancelled 4 days before the event, causing Hallyu fans to voice their statements and bringing such international embarrassment.”

Kim added, “The media has raised speculation of external pressures. The situation became more controversial as groups from JYJ’s former entertainment company, whom JYJ are on trial with, replaced JYJ.”

Prior to closing his statement, the senator was also quoted saying, “KBS formally announced that the reason is because of popularity [ie. SNSD and f(x) are more popular than JYJ], but they deserve criticism for not having ‘clear criteria’ for their broadcasts and going against the promise they made to citizens.”

In the end, Senator Kim demanded KBS to apologize to the citizens, domestic and international fans for breaking the promise and causing international embarrassment. He also asked the broadcasting station to reveal and clearly explain the reason for cancelling JYJ.

With all the drama that has surrounded JYJ and Jeju Island’s nomination, what are your thoughts now that a politician is involved with the matter?

Source: Media Jeju, @sojaednews and SharingYoochun
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