Broadcasting company KBS has released its official position on JYJ’s appearances on KBS TV shows.
On May 18th, the official position of KBS was released in response to the post titled ‘Please explain why JYJ can’t appear on KBS shows’ on the KBS Online Office Staff’s Replies thread.
The KBS variety program sector stated, “As JYJ’s lawsuit with their former agency has not yet ended, KBS is awaiting the results of the lawsuit with the most objective position as possible. The televised appearance of a celebrity locked in a legal dispute, such as a lawsuit, usually has an impact on the controversy that surrounds them. So it is a normal procedure to await the outcome of the situation and to refrain from allowing the celebrity to appear on TV.”
They continued to state that the dual-contract controversy was a main factor in their decision as they stated, “JYJ submitted an exclusive contract suspension injunction against their former agency, and they have been granted temporary independent activities in the entertainment industry till the verdict of the lawsuit. However, JYJ have signed a contract with their current agency and are currently promoting their album under a dual-contract.”
They also added, “These reasons have led KBS to conclude that continuous televised appearances by JYJ will lead to legal problems as well as a possibility of impeding the growth and order of the cultural industry. Until the final verdict of the legal dispute between JYJ and their agency is laid down, or until the lawsuit is ended through a settlement, KBS will refrain from allowing JYJ to appear on KBS’ shows and will only proceed to request their appearance once this has happened, taking into consideration the outcome of the lawsuit as well.“
This signifies that KBS has perfectly clarified all baseless rumors of external pressure on the broadcasting company.
This official position was written in response to a post submitted by Ahn Eun Young in the KBS Viewers’ Thread. Ms. Eun Young stated, “I would like to question why singers JYJ cannot appear on KBS programs and why their album has been excluded from the K-Chart. Though the lawsuit between them and SM has not ended, the Seoul District Courts stated on February 17th that, ‘SM can neither administer limits through their exclusive contact nor impose superintendency on JYJ’s activities in the entertainment industry’ and rejected SM’s application, meaning that the Seoul District Courts do not see any problems with JYJ’s activities in the industry.”
She also added, “I would like to know why JYJ are able to appear on KBS’ other programs but have been barred from appearing KBS’ music program. I hope to see an official position from the staff of KBS with the exact reason as to why the appearance of JYJ on the show as well as the K-Chart is being withheld.”
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