[Trans] JYJ is the Genuine Representation of Today and Tomorrow’s Hallyu

JYJ is the Genuine Representation of Today and Tomorrow’s Hallyu (Korean Wave)

By chupa**** of Daum JYJ Telzone Gallery (Jan. 29 2011)

*Translator’s note: On 30th Jan. 2011, MBC plans to broadcast a special report on the Korean Wave. Hearing of this, Korean JYJ fans flooded the MBC public message board with requests that the report feature JYJ and that it doesn’t compromise or distort JYJ or their activities in any way. What follows below is a message left on the MBC public message board that I found especially powerful and moving.

Giant idol management companies and the associations formed to protect their interests are playing the Hallyu card. But, the Hallyu that they speak of and defend is not the pride of the Korean people but our shame. If Hallyu means using the dreams of the young to violate their human rights, if that is what is necessary for Hallyu to progress, it is a disgrace to our entire country. As an adult (Translator’s note: she’s an auntie), how am I supposed to show my face? A genuine Hallyu must be one that doesn’t oscillate with trends even after a long time but comes to fundamentally embody [our] culture.

You must have heard of the expression, ‘to sell rice before the harvest’ (Translator’s note: the English equivalent would be ‘to put the cart before the horse’). These idol management companies are doing just that, in a way that violates laws and playing with human beings no less. They rail about being betrayed and talk of their good graces [toward their idols], but have they ever worked with a mindset friendly to social welfare for the realisation of dreams? Scooping up talented children and youth then using their dreams and lives to secure corporate interests does not count.

Have you actually heard JYJ’s music?

Before you broadcast your piece, I highly recommend that you listen to JYJ’s songs.

They are the genuine alternative.

In entertainment programmes that push into the citizens’ faces perilously under-dressed minors and make sick perverts of us all, I have no interest. I want to see genuine singers and artists; I want to focus on the melody and the lyrics. It’s no wonder the giant management companies are afraid of JYJ: these three youths are talented, hard-working, sincere and never give up in the face of difficulties. It is now time for our entertainment industry to undergo the same kind of change. To the Korean people, who have always overcome life’s hardships with music and singing, GIVE US GENUINE SONGS!!!!

[JYJ] have what’s needed to unite people of all ages and expand our popular music to the rest of the world. Don’t block them.

I sincerely hope that broadcasting representatives have at least a little foresight.

As an adult, I’m cheering on JYJ because I do not want to stand ashamed in front of the generation that will replace us.

I therefore request that you release a broadcast that is filled with sincerity/integrity.

Original message was left HERE

Translated by: Jimmie of TheJYJFiles

Shared by: TheJYJFiles

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22 thoughts on “[Trans] JYJ is the Genuine Representation of Today and Tomorrow’s Hallyu

  1. I adore this!!! I hope it works, JYJ really deserves to be in this programme…
    Thank you again and again…I understand the situation and what JYJ lovers are triying to do more and more each day.

  2. Thank you for translating this. It is interesting to read what people of the “Aunties” generation have to say about this matter. I, too, hope that entertainment management system will improve for the future generations following the chaos that has surrounded the practical disbandment of TVXQ5.

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  4. Thank you for translating this message. I’m glad and at the same time, pleasantly shocked. As an international fan, her thoughts reflect mine – only instead I’m at an outsiders point of view.

    “Giant idol management companies and the associations formed to protect their interests are playing the Hallyu card. But, the Hallyu that they speak of and defend is not the pride of the Korean people but our shame. If Hallyu means using the dreams of the young to violate their human rights, if that is what is necessary for Hallyu to progress, it is a disgrace to our entire country. As an adult (Translator’s note: she’s an auntie), how am I supposed to show my face? A genuine Hallyu must be one that doesn’t oscillate with trends even after a long time but comes to fundamentally embody [our] culture.”

    She’s spot on. I don’t want to be the ‘bad guy’ affirming this but I’m an outsider raising eyebrows at the companies ‘representing’ S. Korea. I wish I can tell some of those Korean companies how unfortunately true those thoughts are. I’m sure other Asian communities reported on the Jang Ja Yun’s death and the horrible circumstances that led to the suicide. I recall that being pretty big. Even my mom knows and she doesn’t follow entertainment news! (We’re Chinese Canadian).

    And if the K-companies argue that their sales weren’t affected by that piece of news, I can tell them that even if their sales weren’t affected, the ‘name’ of their entertainment system has been irreparably tarnished and will be continually looked at under a negative spotlight until they can correct themselves…But even then…

    I’ve always wondered – is the general Korean public turning a blind eye (or maybe is just indifferent or oblivious) on the entertainment companies who are operating under such a system?

    • u right,if jyj lose,i also lose my respect on south korea,they destroy their image,by ignore their young generatins future,korea….wake up?all the world watching u now,esp,in jyj case.im indonesian fans,jyj saranghae…………….

  5. unnamed song,just listen this song,make me crying a river……jyj fighting,we love u,jyj album in hk already? i want to buy?please?no available in store?just in chart?i dont have …….but i will save money,just wait.i ll buy jyj cd,u deserve it.

  6. Her messages is very touching and true. That’s why we cannot lose to SM. Everyone, let’s make world a better place for humanity.

  7. i remember leaving a little note on this article, but where did it go?O.o
    (trying to recall if I posted sumth “bad”…)

    Anyway, any kind of support for the boys is much much needed! I do hope that their victory against all the crap that SME has put them through (or SME itself) will end soon…

  8. Everything she said are definitely factual. Fans love the music not because they show skin or anything, but because they make really good “music” with exceptional lyrics and rhtythm to back it up. We must remeber that talent is more important than looks. {It’s good if you have the whole package.}

    People need to see and hear them, they’re the embodiment of music nowadays.

  9. Great support. It it true that JYJ is the beast role model of Hallyu now and tomorrow. They are powerful, potential, talented, creative, and strong. With their exceptional abilities, it would be a public lie if they do not present JYJ in the program. The more challenges will make JYJ to grow up more mature and wiser to handle them. Go JYJ. Thanks a lot for sharing! Indonesians fans of JYJ will provide full support! 고 고 고 고 !

  10. It moved my heart. Absolutely sincere and a real expression of the truth. I hope MBC’s managers take this seriously into account in the future.

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