[TRANS] 110730 Opinions Split On KBS’ Explanation Of JYJ’s Performance Cancellation… ‘Ridiculous’ vs ‘Reasonable’
With the release of KBS’ official statement regarding the cancellation of JYJ’s performance in the Jeju 7 Natural Wonders of the World nomination programcomes a split amongst netizens on whether on not the statement is reasonable.
On the 28th, the production crew of KBS’ ‘Challenge! 7 Natural Wonders of the World, This is Jeju’ made a post on the viewers’ thread of the KBS homepage with the title ‘The production crew’s stance on the cancellation of singer JYJ’s appearance’ in reply to the post made by a viewer with the title, ‘We demand an explanation for JYJ’s appearance cancellation’.
But netizens seem to be split on their opinions regarding the production crew’s statement. In comments to the statement, most netizens were seen to be against the cancellation, stating, “This isn’t how a broadcasting company should act”, “No matter what the reason is, isn’t it going too far to make a unilateral decision to cancel a performance four days before the show?” and “Groups who have a lower awareness than JYJ appeared in the show, and they were all from SM.”
On the other hand, there were some opinions supporting KBS that read, “I understand the production crew’s statement that Girls’ Generation would be more effective”, “A change in the line-up of a program is something that can happen at any time. Aren’t JYJ overreacting?” and “They need to be more precise on whether it was a decision by the broadcasting company or a decision because of external pressure.”
JYJ were scheduled to appear on the KBS special program on the 20th as the island’s honorary ambassadors but were suddenly given a unilateral notification of cancellation. In an official statement, C-JeS Entertainment stated, “We have already reported this event to the Fair Trade Commission and we will filed a lawsuit against the acts that obstruct JYJ’s independent activities.”