[NEWS] 110721 Grab Girls’ Generation, Lose JYJ… ‘G.G.G No JYJ’ Special on ‘KBS Cancellation’ Brings Explosive Response

Newsface21@gmail.com, Reporter Lee Ki Ho. 11.07.21

In the midst of the controversy surrounding the sudden cancellation by KBS of JYJ’s scheduled appearance at the special broadcast event for the promotion of the New 7 Wonders of the Natural World, Radio21’s broadcast, ‘Lee Ki Ho’s Free Scope’ attracted attention via his piercing analysis of the situation.

The day’s programme started off with an interview of Kim Ki Tae, a reporter who has closely followed and covered the JYJ case, wherein reporter Kim noted, “JYJ has sung the theme song for the New 7 Wonders and participated in the filming of short broadcasts in order to encourage both domestic and foreign fans to vote; they didn’t hold back and were completely sincere in the promotional project,” and “not even a day after these clips were put up on blogs or on Twitter, they had garnered an impressive number of views.”

He continued, “Since Jeju Island is not as well known as its competitors on the international stage, the votes from foreigners were very low,” so “through JYJ’s promotional activities Jeju Island gained more momentum in a very short amount of time in Korea, and thanks to JYJ’s influence even foreign fans cast their votes in droves for Jeju, helping its rise in status.

Reporter Kim then said, “Fans argue that the organisers used JYJ’s popularity in order to amass votes for the New 7 Wonders, only to dump them at the last minute before the scheduled concert appearance,” before proceeding to introduce the movement among fans to boycott KBS and refuse to pay the broadcast tax, saying, “It’s not only KBS but the entire media structure of Korea that has become an international laughing stock in the blink of an eye,” as a brief criticism.

On the topic of KBS Jeju’s explanation that “Girls’ Generation and F(x) are more effective” he responded, “even if one accepts that it is the exclusive right of the producers and the broadcasters to make the final decision on the casting of a programme or production, there is such a thing as common courtesy,” and “to cancel out of the blue the scheduled appearance of a ‘PR representative’ without any fair warning is to transgress the realm of tyranny and enter the territory of criminal violence.

It is precisely in this situation that the term ‘G.G.G No JYJ’ came to be.

When the presenter Lee Ki Ho asked “what is the meaning of G.G.G No JYJ” reporter Kim replied, “Grab Girls’ Generation, lose JYJ” and is synonymous with “committing foolish acts, breaking faith and losing sight of what is really important for the sake of shortsighted and immediate interests,” an answer which elicited sounds of agreement from listeners.

On the phenomenon of SM artists replacing JYJ whenever JYJ’s appearances get cancelled, reporter Kim commented, “[because of this] people now jokingly say, JYJ flies, SM falls” giving a compelling reason for the motivation behind the ‘external pressure’ claim floating around the media world and gathering attention for it.

In the latter half of the interview, reporter Kim said, “with the opening of this new era the competition between broadcasters to ‘attract by using stars’ will get more and more severe” meaning “the probability that entertainment companies’ influence will grow is high, and the practice of broadcasters adjusting to the desires of the entertainment companies could become more common,” and “so the important thing is that the Korean public and citizens, as well influential political figures, take notice of the unfair and unjust practices occurring within the entertainment world and get concerned enough that they put in an effort to reform it.

The presenter of the show, reporter Lee, wrapped up the programme with the closing statement, “although I’ve already said this, we are not giving special treatment to JYJ or blindly defending them or their position no matter what, but it is our opinion that those around us who are fighting against being sacrificed to invisible forces of injustice in an abnormal and unfair environment, whether they be celebrities or laborers or politicians, deserver to have their voices heard.

Reporter Lee then recalled the message left on Twitter by a foreigner: “Korea’s broadcasting institutions still are not able to open their hearts and that is regrettable; don’t they know that everything the JYJ does is for the good of Korea?” and “there are more people following their case, supporting them and cheering them on than even the members of JYJ are aware of,” leaving a strong message of encouragement.

Source: Newsface.kr
Translation credit: Jimmie of TheJYJFiles
Shared by: TheJYJFiles

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24 thoughts on “[NEWS] 110721 Grab Girls’ Generation, Lose JYJ… ‘G.G.G No JYJ’ Special on ‘KBS Cancellation’ Brings Explosive Response

    • “…but it is our opinion that those around us who are fighting against being sacrificed to invisible forces of injustice in an abnormal and unfair environment, whether they be celebrities or laborers or politicians, deserver to have their voices heard.”

      Yep yep.

  1. i’m praying for JYJ! i love how they are still staying humble and positive throughout this because they will get their chance and when they do it’s because they stayed the good people they are and for those against them.. well they’ll get what they deserve. i’m thankful someone is standing up for them! i hope others proceed as well because jyj has an amazing intl fanbase

  2. Yeph… Wrong move KBS…

    You do NOT change JYJ with SNSD and F(x) 4days b4 the event in the reason of popularity…

    Yeah, at the end it become really popular tough… Popularly humiliating…Nope… Not hating Korea and Koreans… I just Loathe their ent industry… It sucks to work 24/7 when ur paid is not even bigger than ordinary office worker (sometimes even lower)…

    How many times do we need to prove how popular JYJ are?
    See, SNSD might be well known… But people won’t vote because they see their faces on korean TV station dancing and lipsync… On the contrary, you only need to plaster JYJ face in one of ur products and the next day ur it becomes sold out…

  3. This is one very satisfying read. Reporter Kim has enlightened further us on JYJ’s huge efforts and contributions, which both served to make me even more proud of JYJ, their team, and angrier at KBS and SM.
    I have already read the Japanese translation, it’s good to know that such great article is being spread around =)
    Thank you Jimmie for the beautiful translation, as always.

  4. “those around us who are fighting against being sacrificed to invisible forces of injustice in an abnormal and unfair environment, whether they be celebrities or laborers or politicians, deserver to have their voices heard’

    I’m totally agree with thi!
    I mean wre the justice has gone??

    Thanks so much for the translation Jimmie ^^

  5. I can finally say “thank you” to SMe & KBS for stepping into a pile of s**t so deep that we (international fans) finally have a place where we can be a pro-active, effective voice for JYJ (and others who follow) which may actually make a difference in the outcome of this.

  6. I am disgusted at how JYJ have been treated since they decided to stand up for what is right and fair. Korea should be embarrassed that this is allowed to happen. JYJ have apologized to fans, but they have nothing to apologize for. Cassies will always be faithful and support them.

  7. “Reporter Lee then recalled the message left on Twitter by a foreigner: “Korea’s broadcasting institutions still are not able to open their hearts and that is regrettable; don’t they know that everything the JYJ does is for the good of Korea?” and “there are more people following their case, supporting them and cheering them on than even the members of JYJ are aware of,” leaving a strong message of encouragement.”

    THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO REFUSE TO SEE…

    When the powers that be, whether they are governmental, business or the ordinary citizen, finally recognize what a gem they have in JYJ, it may be too late to repair the damage to South Korea’s worldwide image. Any country that treats it’s young in this fashion should really take a long hard look at itself.

    These young men love their country. Why are they being treated like criminals? When JYJ stand of the various stages around the world, they are representing South Korea. The music they produce is from their hearts, minds, and souls. Countless fans have expressed how influential JYJ are in providing values and ethics that take the high road in the face of adversity. The examples they are showing – never go the easy route, work hard, focus, share, give, love family, respect elders, learn, be courteous, etc. – should make ANY country proud. But in South Korea, this is not the case.

    There are those who just cannot let ‘hurt feelings’ go. They are determined to ‘take JYJ down’ by any means necessary. WHO ARE THE ADULTS HERE? Let these young men go! Learn to accept their desire to have a different life. Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu are human beings. They ARE NOT property.

    As the international community views how So. Korea is treating JYJ, we are not going to simply fade away and desert them. This issue is about denying human rights and providing JYJ with a voice. Their international fan base is here for the long haul, however long that is. Please South Korea before it is too late, do the right thing, and correct your entertainment industry.

  8. Thanks for this, good to know others realize what a screwing JYJ has gotten & the whole of Korea & the world is getting by actions such as this,

  9. Excellent article. Thanks so much Jimmie!

    I really hope the general public becomes more and more aware of this despicable and shameful situation. I wish this article would show up everywhere. This stupidity needs to be eradicated once and for all.

  10. Thank you. Fascinating read and hopeful that the more this is disseminated, more will step up to fight the injustices. Not just on behalf of JYJ (although they are the catalyst) but as Reporter Lee points out on all who are sacrificed to injustice.

  11. Is it shortsightedness? Do they think people will consume Hallyu products and not be interested in the politics and policies that drive it? When transgressions are uncovered the international backlash is shameful and end up hurting that which you want to promote. Simple as that. The quick buck is more important I guess. Utopia doesn’t exist, all governments are corrupt, so these actions don’t shock me. What shocks me is how overt is the alliance between the media, the government and the special interests. The JYJ situation is just one among many but I hope that through it some changes are made. Meaningful changes. No one is immune to defeat or to big to fail. News International comes to mind.

    • Hello my friend, @apricotvodka. “No one is immune to defeat or to big to fail. News International comes to mind.” My sentiments exactly. 😉

      It’s when these companies continue to do incredibly stupid things, that their worlds begin to crumble, at the very least, their foundations begin to shake.

  12. What a lousy, irresponsible, low-handed broadcasting structures and organizations in this most advanced and Hi-tech country………. they deprived the rights and freedom of their talented artisits’ performances for their fans, but also unrespected and deceived the heat of the voters……what a shame in Korean entertainment industry in this new century and to the country itself as well …..this is kind of “white blackmail”….!!!!

  13. Some fans keep saying to relax and that good things will come but I cannot help but to convey my anger. I cannot even think. My heart is filled with anguish and anxiety.

    • don’t worry !!! jyj have prove that they can make it even if the whole world is against them !! of course, the situation is absurd and irrational but they showed us they can overcome all those hardships toproduced their wonderful music and share it with us !
      that’s why they are beyond all the other kpop groups !!

  14. Okay, you just gave me the laugh of the day—–which planet are YOU living on?
    You think if you say it enough times, it surely must be true, right?
    So by all means, keep trying to convince yourself if they make you feel more righteous about your delusions.
    Personally, I prefer living in reality.

  15. well im an international fan from California and i was looking forward to go to jeju for jyj performance but when i heard they got canceled and been replace by other music group i was mad and upset how can they do this to us international fan…. i really don’t like (Sm and avex) and -KBS- need to stick their head out of a pig butt! i still have hope for jyj and will support them no matter what and homin as well ^^ and looking forward to there new album :3

    • Trust me, So many fans were worse than you. Some fans had already purchased tickets thinking that JYJ would perform, but oh well, its not like KBS would care. I mean this not only make KBS look bad but also JEJU island because despite the cancellation, Jaejoong still tried to get fans to support the island. And when people came knocking down KBS for answers, KBS said the Jeju goverement were in charge of that department. When the Jeju government was asked about this they replied that KBS was in charge of it. Fans that already brought the tickets of course were upset, but not as upset as JYJ themselves. I mean Cjes had even mentioned to KBS that the station might get some backdoor pressure for having JYJ on the event because that had already happened mutiple of times before, and KBS said that there would be no back door pressure what so ever at KBS. I don’t think I need to point out the obvious: KBS=korean station. Backdoor pressure=SM ent. Idols at replaced JYJ :SNSD f(X), what company are they from? SM.

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