Regarding the official statement released on the topic of restrictions placed on JYJ, Jeon Jin Gook, the director of KBS’ variety sector, stated on the 19th that, “There are currently no restrictions placed on JYJ in the variety sector of KBS.” Regarding the official statement released by the variety program sector on the 17th, he seemed to be at a loss for words as he said, “That’s from February…”
The director stated that the official statement of the variety program sector, on the controversy surrounding restrictions on JYJ’s televised appearances, was compiled and submitted before February, but seemed to have only just been posted in the Viewers’ Thread on the 17th.
But the response was made to a post made by Ms. A in the Viewers’ Thread on February 25th titled, ‘Please explain why JYJ can’t appear on KBS shows’. KBS took a battering when it was revealed that the official position stated that as JYJ are currently in a lawsuit with SM and as they are tied to a dual-contract, KBS is following the “normal procedure to await the outcome of the situation and to refrain from allowing the celebrity to appear on TV.”
This is because by mid-February, the Courts had already rejected SM’s formal objection to the partial acceptance of JYJ’s exclusive contract suspension injunction, as well as their own exclusive contract suspension injunction against the contract signed between C-JeS Entertainment and JYJ.
JYJ were still unable to appear on variety shows in March. Last March, Park Yoochun was scheduled to appear on KBS’ ‘Kim Seung Woo’s On A Roll’ as Kim Kap Soo’s special guest, but his appearance was suddenly cancelled, sparking rumors of external pressure on the variety program sector.
Director Jeon stated, “The request for and the appearance of JYJ on programs is up to the staff in charge,” and emphasized once more that there are no restrictions whatsoever in the variety program sector against JYJ. He also added, “When JYJ release a new album, wouldn’t that naturally lead to talks of TV appearances with the PDs of their respective programs?“
The official statement regarding restrictions on JYJ’s televised appearances on KBS has been deleted from the Viewers’ Thread.
When asked why the post had been removed, a representative of the thread stated, “The content of the official position is currently being revised.”
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