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PARK YOOCHUN WON BAEKSANG AWARDS, TELL ME HATERS, HOW CAN WE NOT PROUD OF JYJ ???

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GOSH!!! I AM SO PROUD!!!

for people who dont know what BAEKSANG AWARD is, it is a very important and prestigious award in SK, that any artist who won the award is known as a very outstanding artist to be recognized by this award (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PaekSang_Arts_Awards   or  http://www.allkpop.com/2010/03/winners-at-the-46th-baeksang-awards-ceremony)

really, how can people keep questioning about these boys? they keep amazed me n make me proud as fan with their one achievement to another achievement.

so, tell me now, haters, how can we not proud with these boys??? do u need a list of their achievements ?it will be a very long list, but  here some of it :

– Rank 5 in 2010 Billboard Most Favourite Album for “The Beginning”, their 1st Worlwide album.

– The 1st Kpop band to be featured in Billboard Magazine (USA)

– 2010 KBS Best New Actor, Best Couple Award and Netizen Award from his 1st drama (yoochun)

– 2010 Nikkan Sports Best Supporting Actor from his 1st Japanese drama (Jaejoong)

– Best Rookie at  16th Korea Musical Award in 2010 from his 1st musical (Junsu)

– Best New Actor Award and Most Popular Couple Award at the 4th Musical Award in 2010 (Junsu)

– and just in a year Junsu nominated for BEST ACTOR in The 5th Musical Awards that will be annonced it winner on June 7, 2010.

– Honoraray Ambassador for WORLD – OKTA, in which it participant of the ceremony are South Korea President, South Korea Minister of Knowlege and Economy, and other important people. (JYJ)

Honorary Ambassador of New 7 Wonders for Jeju Island. (JYJ)

sold out all 30,000 seats for his 15 performances of his 1st musical “Mozart” in 3 hours (Junsu)

–  sold out all 40,000 seats in for his 8 performances in “Tears of Heaven” Musical in 12 minutes and the additional 3000 seats tickets for this special stage are instantly sold out within 1 minute after the sales started (Junsu).

sold out all  13,000 seats of his 8 performances  for his 2nd time participated on “Mozart” Musical  in under 4 minutes (Junsu)

Director for their own WorldWide Tour for all the Asia stops. (Jaejoong)

Chosen a member of Directing Team for LG Whisen Rhythmic All Stars 2011 and will be directing for music selection and composition, stage effects, cheorography and even cloths styling for Son Yeon Jae 1st Gala Stage. this event will participated by international atheltes such as World Ranking # 1 in Rhythmic Gymnastics Yevgeniya Kanayeva from Rusia. (Jaejoong)

– Best New Actor TV and Popularity Award of Male Actor TV at 47th Paeksang Arts Awards for his 1st drama (Yoochun)

(note: all of those info u can find it by googling it. it covered in Wikipedia, Soompi, Allkpop, SYC, JYJ3, JYJFiles, Tohosomnia, etc.)

do u need another prove? coz i can list all the high quality achievements they got. and the list still gonna be very very very long, as they keep achieving and will continue to do so in the future.

so now, tell me, haters, do your idol have achieved all of those achievments? or even similar to it? or have u see any other Asian ‘idols’ or artists can achieve so much, without any appereance in national TV at all?

so, haters, SHUT THE HELL UP!!! JYJ ROCKS!!!

* credit goes to Wikipedia, Soompi, Allkpop, SYC, JYJ3, Withjyj, Dongbangdata,  Koreaboo, Tohosomnia, Kpopmusic, dkpopnews, and Hellokpop.

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May 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

my stand in yunjae fans selfish attitude

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i think maybe lots of people know about jae’s tweet n about yunjae fans attacking n bashing JYJ’s good friend, Mr Egg in twitter. then they spamming jae in his twitter, and jae have tweeted this : (trans credit to JYJ3)

[TRANS] 110525 Jaejoong Tweets– …

Posted on May 25, 2011 by jyj3

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Jaejoong: Why so noisy like this..

Please respect Jaejoong. Please respect him. If you love him don’t harass him and don’t hurt him. Do no harm towards Jaejoong. That is the least you can do. The very least.

Source: @mjjeje

Translation Credit: JYJ3

btw, someone in JYJ3 said that it was like 4.30 am in USA when jae tweeted this. so, can u imagine, u r sleeping n then suddenly ur phone keep ringing n ringing n ringing from all those spamming. no wonder he got so upset n tweeted like that!

and before yunjae fans also attacked JYJ’s USA Tour dancer n a good friend of JYJ, Telisha. so, i had it enough! so to those YunJae fans, this is my stand. and i dont care if lots of YunJae fans will mad at me for saying this.

first, PLEASE PEOPLE, THEY NEED TO SLEEP, TO REST!!! STOP SPAMMING N BOTHERING HIM!!!

i am a yunjae fan. still do, u can check my LJ.i’m not a hardcore one,but i am squealing when i see a good yunjae vids, as i love to see jae blushing. but even i can see that so many yunjae fans are too much. even lots of us, yunjae fans, have ask those hardcore yunjae fans to respect jae, to restrain themselves(i dont say about yunho bcoz, hey, yunjae created as one of sme strategy and as he still in sme, so…).

i mean, even i realize that those vids n pics are from the old days.do i believe they care about each other? yes, i do. jae confirmed it too, he loves yunho, as he loves the other 3. do i believe they are lover?i dont know.i dont know them, so i dont know whether they were or are together. hell, nobody knows! maybe only people who really close to them knows. but us fans?

and as why jae still take and wear or use what yunjae fans gave him, hey u all know how’s jae to his fans. do u think he will refuse fans gifts? JYJ known to respect fangifts n they arent ashame to wear or use it. why? coz they love n respected their fans. and yes, i see the vids or fanaccounts where jae is blushing n smilling when yunjae fans gave him gift, show him yunjae banner. and yep, i see many vids where jae does pay attention and smile even happily lauging n blushing for those yunjae banners and it made me squeal  n giddy too. but, it doesnt mean he wanted all of those to follow him everywhere. remember when their staff asked fans to dont shout other people name beside JYJ in their concert?if that wasnt big issue for them, they wont even ask fans to dont do it.isnt it better than to shout other name beside JYJ, u shout ‘JYJ’ or show ‘Dasi Sijak’ banner? if even me as a fan, felt so touched by those JYJ chant n ‘JYJ Beginning Again/JYJ Dasi Sijak’, can u imagine how deeply touched the boys were? so isnt it better to shout n show those to them?

for me, what most important now is JYJ. and since they are bcome news in everywhere, even in countries which being gay isnt acceptable, i dont want these fans selfish attitude ruin them. maybe gay is very common lately, but not all country or people accepted it.my country is one of the example.even in the USA, artist who declare they are gay have to carried that title everywhere (like ellen or elton john). and no, i dont dislike moreover hate gay (i read yaoi for earth sake). they are human too, they also have feeling n wanting for people to accept who they are, and i’m not GOD to judge them.

what matter for me now is JYJ and what can we do to support them. as artists and as human. so more than spamming n trending about yunjae thingy, i would love fans to trending about their achievements, their works. i want people who dont know them, know about their achievements, not about somthg we, fans, dont even know if that is right or not. its not a matter of believe or not, yunjae isnt a religion for earth sake.

so please people, have some sense. it better to told him about how we proud of him n their achievements. hell, even all the 5 know about how big yunjae fandom is, so no need to rubbed it to their face EVERY CHANCE YOU GOT. THEY KNOW!!! so, no need to spamming his tweeter with yunjae thingy and then insulted n bashed his dear friend, IN 4.30 AM IN THE MORNING WHERE HE’S TRYING TO HAVE SOME REST!!!! (and to read that when jae tweeted this, some still dont care, or accused mr egg hacked jae’s twitter and post that tweet and even some fans are angry to jae bcoz he tweeted like that. WTH??? i mean, u all spamming him, attacking his dear friend in 4.30 am where he might be sleeping n then u all mad when he felt upset? GOSH!!! People, Please, use ur common sense!!!)

and about attacking his good friend? how u feel when ur dear friend being attacked? he is an artist who loves his fans, but moreover he also a human. he needs to have friends, dont u people think that by attacking his friend, he must be feel so uncomfortable n maybe guilt to mr egg? to Telisha? Mr Egg and Telisha always shows how much they care for JYJ n they even respect us, fans! they never even said one bad thing about Jae or JYJ, for earth sake!!! and this how this so called fans do to them? are u people so love to see Jae or JYJ alone without friend? if u just keep attacking his friend, dont u think soon or later people will think twice to make friend with them?

during 5TVXQ’s time, i never agree to hardcore fans’ action by attacked female artist who work with TVXQ or if in a show someone playfully or accidently said smthg that fans thought as ‘attacking TVXQ’. i remember when i heard about it for the 1st time (i wasnt their fans that time), i said to the friend who told me about it, that it must be hard for the boys, since they cant work with various artist or celebrities as those people must be afraid to be attacked by their fans.i never really thought i will afraid this will happen to JYJ this time too.

and also, about jae’s dance in his solo? HE IS AN ADULT MAN N HE IS FREE TO DO WHAT HE AS ARTIST N A MAN WANNA DO. we say we want them to be free to do what they want to do, we even fight for it with sme, avex, kbs, mbc, etc, but when he did use his freedom, all of u get mad? and to insult n bash those dancers who dont understand or even know about yunjae? they just do their job, in which the boys know n agree to it. dont u think u just as the same to matsuura? saying u care about the boys, but blocked their freedom?

please guys, have some sense!!!! u said u love Jae? love JYJ? prove it by protecting their dreams, wishes, hopes and needs, not by forcing what you think its right and ok for them. it just sme n avex all the same.

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May 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

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Japanese Fans Submit Report to Japan’s Fair Trade Commission on Avex’s Unfair Practices

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Japanese Fans Submit Report to Japan’s Fair Trade Commission on Avex’s Unfair Practices

Posted on May 24, 2011 by jyj3

The Japanese fans of JYJ Their Rooms have reported the unfair transaction practices of Avex to Japan’s Fair Trade Commission and along with its Petition. JYJ Their Rooms has previously made an inquiry to the Consumer Agency  and has also sent the Consumer Agency with more materials for investigation. The below is the translation of the submitted report to the Fair Trade Commission. Because we believe that the acts described below in 1 through 3 by Avex Group Holdings Inc. (hereafter, “Avex”) towards JYJ (under the management of Avex, “JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN”) are subjected to charges of violating antitrust laws that prohibit unfair transaction practices, we ask the Fair Trade Commission to investigate and to take proper measures. 1. Unjustified Interferences with JYJ’s Charity Concert JYJ, in order to aid in the restoring efforts of the earthquakes in eastern Japan, immediately after the earthquakes simultaneously donated 600,000,000 KRW (approximately 43,000,000 JPY) through the international relief and development organization World Vision and planned a charity concert to be held in Japan on June 7(Exhibit 1). However, due to the interference of Avex, Yokohama Arena which was originally planned to be the venue for the concert, and Saitama Super Arena which was next planned to be the venue, one by one came to refrain from permitting their uses (Exhibit 2, 3). On this incomprehensible event, there are news reports that state that Avex had, under the table, pressured Yokohama Arena that “if it is used by JYJ, then in the future, no Avex artist will ever use the venue” (Exhibit 4). We believe that Avex’s actions as the above to interfere with the venue usage of JYJ’s charity concert are violations of antitrust laws which took place due to the overwhelming influence it wields in the music industry. 2. Unilateral Cessation of Activities With Regards to JYJ Originally, JYJ began its Japanese activities on April 14, 2010 after entering into an exclusive management contract with Avex Management Inc., a subsidiary of Avex (Exhibit 5). However, not even six months after on September 16th of the same year, Avex unilaterally announced JYJ’s cessation of Japanese activities (Exhibit 6). On this, JYJ is arguing that Avex presented conditions that were, contrary to the original contract, unilaterally disadvantageous to JYJ, and that upon refusal to accept them, brought out the past history of the director of C-JeS Entertainment (JYJ’s management company in Korea) which it was aware of at the time of contracting to notify JYJ of the cessation of activities (Exhibit 7). From the time of the cessation of activities to now, Avex is blocking JYJ’s Japanese activities despite profiting by selling JYJ-related products (Exhibit 5). We believe that these actions by Avex simultaneously violate sound commercial integrity and also constitute unfair transaction practices towards the foreign artist JYJ who is positionally the weaker party in Japan’s music industry. 3. Exclusion of JYJ-Related Products from Oricon Rankings and Its Lack of Prior Notification On March 2, 2011, close to six months after the cessation of JYj’s activities, Avex released “Memories in 2010,” a JYJ DVD, and “Thanksgiving Live in Dome Live DC,” a JYJ CD album (Exhibit 8). However, even though the above DVD and CD were ranked #1 in retailers’ sales rankings, they were not reflected on the Oricon rankings. On this, Oricon notified ex post that the reason for this exclusion from its rankings was that: “The products were originally those being examined as to their releases because Avex, due to having ceased the artist’s activities, had conditioned that all promotional activities, including the revelation of rankings, shall not be conducted” (Exhibit 10). In the music industry the Oricon Charts wield a large influence. As the Billboard Magazine of the United States, it is the first to be used as the valuation index of the Japanese music industry and various mediums such as the television organize many programs that use these Oricon Rankings. Furthermore, Oricon Inc., which operates the Oricon Rankings, describes itself as follows: “Our group makes it our company policy to contribute to the development of culture and society by producing the most trustworthy information on rankings from the consumer-oriented position and gaining public trust.” It puts up as its primary business “the ‘business of data service’ that produces marketing data and ranking information based upon actual-sales data from stores in cooperation in all of Japan” (Exhibit 11). That a major corporation in the music industry such as Avex colludes with Oricon Rankings that claims to be “trustworthy” and to be “marketing data and ranking information based on actual-sales data” and monopolizes the usage as a sales index for music-related products in order to exclude the above JYJ-related products from these rankings—does this action not constitute an unfair transaction practice. Furthermore, the fact of this exclusion from the rankings was first revealed through the website of Oricon after the release of the products (see Exhibit 10) and the consumers were not give prior notice. Those products that had not been included in the Oricon Charts in the past had been marked upon its release that “this product is not reflected on Oricon and rankings that originates from it and we ask for your understanding” (Exhibit 12). Furthermore, the products that were released during the cessation of activities by Tohoshinki, the group to which the 3 members of JYJ previously belonged, were reflected on the Oricon Rankings (Exhibit 13, 14). A significant number of the consumers, fans of JYJ, had as one of motivations for purchase the wish that by purchasing the product and putting it on the Oricon Rankings many people will recognize JYJ who is ceased in activities. In this way also, we believe that to exclude the products from the Oricon Rankings and to fail to notify to the consumer of the fact before the products’ releases constitute extremely unfair transaction practices. Additionally, we include a Demand Letter and the current total of the Petition that are being submitted to Avex on this matter (10458 signatures as of today, May 22, 2011) (Exhibit 15). We ask that the Fair Trade Commission understand the urgent voice of the many consumers included in this Petition and accordingly administer strictly fair investigation and measures.

Source: JYJ Their Rooms

Translation Credit: JYJ3

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May 25, 2011 at 3:59 am

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our fight isnt against each other, but fight for JYJ’s freedom

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ok. i just read this form a omment in JYJ3, about fans fight n bash each other just bcoz of Nature Republic advertisement/banner in which only show Chun n not JYJ, and one thing lead to another, there’s a rumour going out about how Jae’s SK Fans are forcing Nature Republic to change Chun’s ad, in which IT WASNT TRUE AT ALL. there’s explanation about this: http://twitpic.com/50b5v4.

i dont understand, why must we fight each other. its already hard that we have to fight with SME+AVEX+ their injustice n dirty acts, and also their supporter. not to mention with KBS recently, and MBC just last week. and now we have to fight with each other?

please JYJ fans, Jae’s fans, Chun’s fans and Su’s fans, STOP FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHER!!! its not us who we need to fight with, its the people who do injustice act n tried to hold our boys freedom that we need to fight.can u imagine how’s the boys’ feeling, how’s  Jae’s n Chun’s feeling if they foud out that their fans fight n bashing each other? how it could bring uncomfortable feeling to them?  they have so many burden n enough problem at it is, they dont need to be troubled n burdened by us fans too. we should be supporting them, not fighting each other n make them sad. dont forget, Jae, Chun n Su loves each other and they love their fans so much. do all of u forget how gratefull they are on each time they bow to their fans in their concerts/showcases? they even cried bcoz fans’ support n love to them. we are their strength. they all keep saying it. that fans are the reason why they can holding on and keep fighting n standing until now. dont ur love strong enough to understand the boys’ heart n feeling? do u want to be the reason why the boys sad? we are their strength n happiness. dont make the boys sad, please.

our fight is for the boys’ freedom. so they can sing, they can dance, they can act, they can directing, can have activities n can smile n laugh happily. to be free. our fight isnt against each other, but to the people who trying to take their freedom.

remember junsu’s tweet a couple days ago, when the news about KBS Official Statement broke out :

“I wake up and there are articles about this and that a bit…! Let’s all take strength a bit more ^^ Okay!? Let’s not be sad…one day they will understand and trust us^^ If we do not let go of each other until that day, with only that we are happy

so guys, for the sake of those amazing boys, who even in their troubled days still think about us, worried that we gonna sad, and cheered for us, where its supposedly us who worried about them, cheered for them, please lets ‘we do not let go each other” until the day come, where people can understand why they did what they did n trust them.

so please guys, lets keep supporting the boys, together.

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May 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Official Statement of the International Consumers of Hallyu for Justice and the Rule of Law regarding the Official Statement of KBS

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Official Statement of the International Consumers of Hallyu for Justice and the Rule of Law regarding the Official Statement of KBS
Posted on May 20, 2011 by The JYJ Files

We—as international consumers of the Korean Wave, supporters of JYJ and citizens of the world that value justice and the rule of law—hereby condemn the official statement issued by Korean Broadcasting System (hereafter, “KBS”) on 18 May, 2011 regarding its reasons to prohibit JYJ from appearing on “Music Bank” and other such entertainment programs. We declare the statement to be factually incorrect, intentionally misleading and provoking of international disdain.

The Courts of Korea have already declared multiple times that the exclusive contract between JYJ and SM Entertainment has no effect during the duration of the lawsuit, that for reasons of social and civil security it cannot be allowed to stand, and that it shall not be invoked as a reason to hinder the careers of the members of JYJ. Since 2009, the Seoul Central District has continuously affirmed this stance, which renders KBS’ hastily modified claim that its own position has changed since February 2011 a case of obstinate blindness and self-mockery. Ultimately, any attempt by KBS to use the exclusive contract and the lawsuit between JYJ and SM Entertainment as a justification for prohibiting JYJ’s media appearances run contrary to the explicit mandate of the Court and is a mischaracterization.

At the same time, we look forward to KBS honoring its commitment to broadcast JYJ on Music Bank when the group’s new album is released.

KBS also claims that, regardless of whether or not Korean law has vindicated JYJ, the mere fact of JYJ’s involvement in legal proceedings bars the group’s appearance on Music Bank, since allowing the group’s appearances could “unfairly influence the outcome of the ongoing lawsuit”. Since it necessarily takes two sides to make a lawsuit, this logic necessarily mandates that KBS bar all appearances by any affiliates of SM Entertainment, who is the other party to this lawsuit. We look forward to KBS showing the minimum of logical consistency and barring SM Entertainment to the same degree that it bars JYJ.

KBS’ claims also are carbon copies of those made by the Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Arts Industry (KFPCAI) in October of 2010. KFPCAI, of which SM Entertainment is a prominent member, argued that to allow JYJ’s media appearances would negatively affect Korea’s cultural development and the Korean Wave. We express disappointment that KBS, a public broadcasting station, has chosen to prove itself to be complicit with KFPCAI. In doing so, KBS has demonstrated to the international public the degree of collusion in the Korean entertainment industry that is directly bringing harm to consumer protection, free and fair market competition, artists’ freedoms and Korea’s long-term cultural development.

Lastly, we urge the Government of the Republic of Korea to take action to show that its legal system has the bare minimum of force and significance. The rule of law is not simply a part of State sovereignty; the rule of law is State sovereignty. If the Government of the Republic of Korea does not take action against those who publicly and prominently violate its rule of law, any claim it makes to State sovereignty will ring hollow to the growing audience of the international public.

We continue to hope that our trust in the Government of the Republic of Korea is not misplaced.

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May 20, 2011 at 5:44 am

why at last i chose to support JYJ

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ok, before i start rambling, i have to admit that english isnt my first languange. so this ramble might contains lots of grammar mistake n misspell words. but hey, i warned u before, so, dont complain! for the grammar, or for the very looooooooooooooonnnnnggggggggg rambling…

i never plan to share about JYJ in here. as i say quite alot in every news about jyj. but then, even with the boys doing fine, with sme’s lies being open in the SK court, lots of people still bashing jyj n saying they are greedy, etc, etc.

so, here’s my stand in these situation, and why then i chose to support JYJ. what i share in here is from my experience n my thoughts during those times. thus, its not a made up to justify what i felt about why i support JYJ. in contrary, i’m finally decided to support JYJ bcoz of my past experience as  a fan of SME artists like HOT, BOA, Shinhwa, Fly To The Sky n then TVXQ.

but firstly, let me share a bit about how i know Kpop n SME. i fell in love with all about SK was far before people talking about korean wave. my first touch with Korea was since 2001. it was from kdrama Autumn in My heart (AIMH) starred by Song Hye Gyo, Won Bin n Song Seung Hun. at that time Meteor Garden was big hit in whole Asia. so people dont know about kdrama since mandarin drama was the main search in that time. even people who watched AIMH prefer to put the mandarin dub than to hear the real languange. but not for me, i was fascinated by Korean languange. the languange like music in my ears. thus, my first experience with Korea. than i watched Winter Sonata (WS) in 2002. and i fallen in love fully with SK. i studied Korean Languange in 2003 for 5-6 months. and since i love AIMH n WS, i was fallen with the OST. there was my first experience with Kpop. i was accidently found one track from  AIMH OST sung by HOT, A Song For A Lady. i love this song so much. thus i searched alot about HOT, and become quite a fan of their song such as Candy, HaengBok (which later Super Junior sang the new version of it) and We Are The Future. From HOT, i knew Shinhwa, my first love of Korean Boyband.and then i knew Boa, my first love of Kpop female singer (No. 1 still my fave song until now). then i knew Fly To the Sky, which my 2nd love after Shinhwa. then i know about SES, Finkl, G.O.D, then TVXQ. so i mostly fallen in love with sme artists.

oh, btw, i put some sites in where it can backed up what i wrote in here, u can see those sites at the end of my rambling. but u also can look for those infos in the internet from other sites  than those i mentioned, since i just put several sites in here.those site just for backing me up, for all the things i said in here. 

when i heard HOT disbanded. i  felt a bit sad. i just knew about them n then i just found out that they disbanded. especially only kangta n moon hee jun stayed in sme. the other 3 didnt. i remember i was so confused at that time. why wont they stay with sme? they were so much success with sme. but that time, in my country, the access of Kpop was so limited, as people still in love with F4. but later when Shinhwa left sme, i found out, that when HOT disbanded, there was an issue  that one of the reason HOT disbanded were bcoz it seems the members, or at least the 3 who left sme, felt that they didnt receive enough royalties from their sales (1)  (as for each band member to receive royalties of less than 1 for every CD sold)  (2). didnt get enough royalties?  hmm.. sound so familiar guys?

oh by the way, those 3 members then made another band, JTL in which when they debut, SME asked various Korean entertainment broadcasts to blocked the music video (3) , or threatened if they bring JTL to their shows, sme will never let their artist to perform in that show. and suddenly, their schedules were cancelled, and their video never even made it on cable tv. thus they cant promoted their song (4). this incident drew angry fans to threw eggs to sme building (5). well, well, well, where have i heard about the EXACT blocked thingy attitude lately, i wonder???

and then shinhwa also left sme. i remember so clearly, i thought, “not again”, “what’s wrong with sme?why those artists left sme?” for people who wasnt so familiar with Shinhwa, during 1998-2004, shinhwa was just like TVXQ. HUGE SUCCESS, sold out concerts, winning awards everywhere. i remember so stunned when i watched a vcd of one of their concert. “so many people” i thought. thats why i didnt understand, why they want to left sme after 6years of success with sme? sme offered them 2nd contract, but they denied the offer, all the members refused. there’s also a legal dispute between sme-shinhwa (6). but shinhwa won the case, and then all the members left sme to another company.oh, just additional info, 2 of shinhwa members, Eric n Andy was rappers for one of  SES’ song (SES also from sme). and again, sound so familiar wasnt it?

several years later, i heard about TVXQ. that time i dont really pay attention to them, as i thought sme just want to make another shinhwa, since shinhwa left sme. but one of my bestfriend keep telling me about them, and the next things i know, i have fallen for them.

several months i joined the fandom, Jae, Chun n Su, left sme. i felt like HOT n Shinhwa all over again. at first, i keep believing that in the end, they will be together again. beside, sme wont let TVXQ broken apart, right? TVXQ are their money tree! so i believe, sme will learn from their past experience with HOT, JTL, Shinhwa even from Hankyung (who also have a legal battle in court with sme when he put a lawsuit of provisional disposition of the exclusive contract with SM Entertainment at the Seoul Central District Court) (7). but i guess they arent, are they?

at first, i really support all the 5. i was an ot5. i cheered when yunho chosen to be involved in MJ This Is It. i was drooling watching yunho dance with those hot outfit (how can he looked good in tight pants?). i watched HTTG. i waited n waited like crazy for changmin’s Paradise Ranch. i keep watching JYJ. i cried with them in 2009 MAMA. i cried during Thxgiving concert in Dome. i keep saying AKTF, TVXQ=5. i was still hoping they will together again n refuse to take a side.

but then, i see how unfair sme to our boys. by blocking them together with KFPCAI? by using their power to pressure tv stations? how can i keep believing with the 5? how can i didnt take a side?

i never, never, never, will badmouthing HoMin. but i have to admitted, when they comeback as TVXQ. just like i said. my hope for the 5 to be together again just gone. i never said they cant comeback, no! but JYJ didnt use TVXQ when they stand in Dome for Thxgiving concert. they use their name, in which then shortened to JJY before it changed to JYJ. in MAMA n Thxgiving con, i still believe they will together again. just like Jae message in 2009 MAMA. just like the W lyric. but suddenly, BAM!!! HoMin comeback as TVXQ. it seems like they closed the door for the 3 to come back (in which Junsu said the same thing). no, i never said they cant use TVXQ name. i just, until that time, i still believe what all those 5, including Yunho and Changmin said to us,“All five members have to be together to represent the name of ‘DBSK’– Yunho (8). “Only when the five of us are together, are we called TVXQ!” –  Changmin (9). and when they sang Rising Sun? i cant never able to watched it, i’m glad for them when ppl praised them said that they still can perform it well. but it hurt to remember that during Rising Sun periode, yunho and changmin really show their love, support n care for Jae who had a knee-injury that time. and when they won the award, yunho’s yell “jaejoong-ah” was one of my fave moment of the boys, coz they really didnt let anyone behind. eventho jae’s part only one line in Rising Sun song.

and i totally support jyj when in the court hearing on March 15, 2011 these facts were made public (10):

1. SME supposed to pay TVXQ 50 million KRW if the mirotic album sales reached 500k. but sme put only 480k being sold, thus the boys didnt get the 50 million KRW. Theres also an additional 44,000 usd to be paid for each member if the sales EXCEEDED 500k. but sme never paid this to the boys, for a reason, “it never reached 500k” but on January 8, 2009 sme themselves released a statement that Mirotic total sales was 502,837  and on the court, JYJ side show a prove that the album total sales was 540,000 copies. then sme’s side said they didnt paid the 50 million KRW bcoz the 3 didnt participated for the next album, in which then the court rejected this explanation (which btw, make me wonder, as HoMin DO participated in the next album, will they get the 50 million KRW then?)

2. during 2007-2008 sme should pay TVXQ usd 3 million for the concert and other concert-related activity.and other expenses were to be paid by PR agency not by TVXQ. but JYJ then (and i believe HoMin also) still being charged 800,000 usd for expenses, in which it should to be paid by the PR agency as promised.sme side said it was for expenses for another contract (and i was like “heeee? another contract?” even the judge asked what the meaning of this ‘another contract’ in which sme’s side failed to give further explanation).

3. sme said that they never paid TVXQ for non-regular activities (variety show like starking, xman, etc and performances in mnet, musicbank, etc), and it never showed in their accountant report bcoz those activities only paid 200-270 usd per activity. and this was written in the contract. can u imagine how many activities during those 5 years that have TVXQ attended? lets say they just attended 10 shows permonth, during 5 years it added up to 600 activities, with those sme got 120,000-170,000 usd. minimum!!

4. TVXQ have to paid for ALL expenses like music video production, new songs choreography, even showcase costs listed as their costs, which means they have to paid for ALL of those. not to mention they also have to paid for other expenses like food expenses, gas expenses, maid expenses, cleaning lady expenses, parking expenses, external security expenses… sme side said this include as ‘operation expenses’

and the most hillarious that even people in the court laughed;

5. sme denied that TVXQ are their most profittable artist. sme said that from 2008 overseas profit of 12,000,000 usd (or so), tvxq ONLY making 880,000 usd of it. not even reached 1,000,000 usd. the remaining 11,500,000 usd profit came from  Boa, Go Ara, CSJH, The Trax. so it means while TVXQ in overseas activity (japan for one) do all those amazing concert, sold so many albums, starred in CF’s,  they even cannot win from Go Ara (not i hate her, this just for comparison). hah! no wonder those people laughed on this statement.we all know AVEX stated that TVXQ’s (or THSK in Japan) income in 2009 were 2nd biggest after Ayumi Hamasaki. so how come their profit didnt even came as 1% of all overseas profit sme got?

6. sme keep saying they will provide the legal documents of what they said are the truths. but even until the 4th hearing, they cant provide those docs. and they keep postponing the verdict by claiming they are gathering the docs n evidences. how can this even possible? they do the reports n documented everything, as a company should, but when the court asked for this docs n evidences, they keep postponing bcoz they say that they are still gathering all those docs n evidences? dont they do all financial reports n keep all the documents?even i still keep my old bank book and credit card report from 2 years back.

i can rambling all days for this matter. but even with the latest hearing, we can see that:

A. if sme lied about Mirotic sales n refused to paid TVXQ their income n bonuses, how can u be sure they didnt do it in their other albums? its so obvious with Mirotic success, the boys should get those 30 mil krw n 440,000 usd bonus. but then sme proven didnt paid the boys. are u blaming JYJ if then they sue sme? sme keep saying it never be a problem before for JYJ about the income distribution. of course, before, they just accepted what sme told them. but as they are so success in SK, Japan n overseas, even stupid people can calculate roughly how MUCH money they should get. but to get nothing? and this isnt from chun’s song, this is a fact, as in the hearing, sme side admitted they didnt paid the 30 mil krw n the 440,000 usd bonus.

B. the boys didnt get the paid they were promised, but they have to paid for ALL expenses. i mean, ok, i understand for the food expenses, gas espenses, even the security. but they have to paid for music video production? for dance choreography? even for they showcase? heck, if they have to paid for all of this, so what sme paid as their agency?N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!! even parking expenses paid by the boys themselves!!!!

C. the boys MUST attend all activities related to their promotions of album or concert. but they never get paid for all of those, as sme got it all. but they have to paid for the dance choreography they will perform in those activites? to paid for laundry of those costumes they wear in those activities? jeez, and u all ask why JYJ want to be free from sme? if this how sme treated them, they dont need sme. as the boys themselves paid for all those mv production, dance choreography, dancer, costumes, laundry for those costumes, gas fee for their tour bus n company cars, the security to protected them (in which it supposed to be their company job to protected the boys) even the showcase itself!

C. they didnt even give credit for TVXQ hardwork, by saying that TVXQ didnt profit them enough, as they didnt even reach 1% of the total overseas profit. sme got it from their other artist. heck, they work their a** out, didnt care if they sick or tired, but sme then just said, “even then they didnt profitable enough for us’. what the heck, sme.

and dont forget, sme keep saying JYJ are under their contracts. but since the lawsuit, even when their albums still selling, their dvd (esp in japan) still selling, sme never gave the boys the payment. they claimed the boys are their artist, but they didnt give the boys their right. typicall!

so, now, tell me. is it wrong if JYJ want to leave? i dont know why HoMin stayed.maybe bcoz they are coming from a family who teach about loyalty. but sme themselves didnt hold the loyalty toward the boys. my country years ago, when we still colonized, the colony promised us freedom. but then they keep colonized us n didnt keep their promise of freedom. should we keep silent then? is it wrong if we want to be free? i’m glad my founding fathers fought for our freedom. coz now we are free.

i dont blame HoMin.its their choice n i respect them for that. but i’m will forever glad JYJ did broke free from sme. they arent the 1st for trying. JTL did, Shinhwa did so did Hankyung.JYJ just take the fight to another level. why other sme artist stayed in sme? i dont know. maybe they happy stayed there. when my bestfriend resigned from our old job, she said she had it enough with our company. but for me, at that time, i didnt feel what she felt. i was still comfortable work there, as all my collegues are like estended family.thus she left, i stayed. but then situation changed, i didnt feel comfy again, i want to felt another opportunity, thus i left. but my other collegues still stayed there. we still talk n meet. but our goal are different now.so maybe those artist still comfy with sme. beside dont forget, until now, only JTL, Shinhwa and Hankyung have guts to stand against sme. in Shinhwa case, they did finished their contract. In Hankyung’s case, until now, i never heard he come back to or have even one activity in SK. And look at JTL, maybe those artist take JTL as their example to never fight with sme.beside, dont forget, that there’s a clausal in sme contract that if one breaking the contract, they must paid a very HUGH amount of money if they leave. thus, it prevented them to leave.(4)

and i believe people will mad at me, and saying how can i know that sme really blocked  JYJ ? well, for starters:

1. sme did put injuction to prevent JYJ doing any promo for their worldwide album. and the court itself then put a fine for sme coz they said thatit has been recognized that there is a possibility that they will interfere with JYJ’s activities in the entertainment industry in the future” (11).even the court know about this.

2. remember 2009 MAMA? its not a secret that sme blocked MAMA by didnt let any of their artist to attend the award.(12) so eventho sme didnt said anything, do u think those station tv dare to take a risk by stand against sme?

3. when JYJ chosen as Jeju Island honorary ambassador for natural wonders vote, there’s a phone call frome Seoul to the Leader in charge of the natural 7 wonder work said that it wont help the promo by chose JYJ as the honorary ambassador.the SKKS team member himself said that “..it was probably someone from SM who called…” (13). even people in the entertainment itself know about this fact.

updated : on July 16, 2011, KBS Jeju cancelled JYJ performance at N7W event campaign, just 4 days before the event, and ‘coincidentally’ the performer changed to SNSD and F(x) from,  what do you know, SME’s artists. before the sudden cancellation, SNSD (who were on their very tight schedule,  since they are promoting for Japan. their schedules were so tight that they member, Sunny collapsed in stage due overexhaustion) and F(x) (who also busy with their album promotion) with SME never release a statement or confirmed that SNSD n F(x) gonna perform in the event, and the event arent included in their schedules. even their fans are shocked about this news, since from the schedule that being shown to fans before, this event werent in their schedules. this gather so many angry protests, from JYJ fans esp fans from overseas (many were from Japan), who have bought airplane tickets, booked hotel and arranged their schedule to come for the performance to watched JYJ. KBS never gave proper explanation for this nor they provided to pay for the fans who then cancelled their tickets to the performance, and SME didnt even said anything in why ‘suddenly’ it were their artists performing for an event, in which JYJ, the official goodwill ambassador, got cancelled. but for so many people, i believe you can go figure why. esp by then, public have believe, it was sme who put a backdoor presure for the cancellation (16). and even the Jeju senator also condemn this act and asked clarification from KBS (17). at the event, you can see from KBS camera, fancams or fanaccount that the event wasnt as successfull or ‘effective’ (as to cancelled JYJ) as KBS said, since it less than 400 people attended the event.

if u need another prove about how sme treated their artists badly even like a prisoner, than hear what Isak whom still have to finished her 10 yrs contract with sme until 2012 said, “[T]hey were afraid that we would sneak out. They would put in a house phone for us, and we couldn’t call from our cell phones. We had to call from our house phone to our manager as soon as we walk[ed] in the door [to inform them] that we came in.”, “No dating,” she said. “You get caught, you pay consequences.”, “I was threatened that if I didn’t break up with my boyfriend then I would be either cut from SM or not [be] able to debut.” and here’s her words toward her experience of believing sme’s promise to their trainee/soon-to-be-artist before they debut, that they (sme) will keep their artists good n well, but in fact they all must face with ‘long contracts and hidden fees’, They [the management companies] promise before you debut, ‘we’re going to house you, we’re going to feed you, we’re going to give you all the lessons you need. Do your best’ and then we think that that’s all free,” remembered Isak. She soon learned, however, that all the expenses that went into her upkeep, including stylists, salon visits, manager fees, food, and clothing, were deducted from her pay (14). And i believe some of you didnt forget about what happened to Hankyung that caused him put the lawsuit, “Hangeng has not had any rest in 2 years, causing him to suffer from fatigue, which also resulted in chronic gastritis, illnesses related to his kidney, lumbar disc herniation, as well as a visible decrease in body strength. However, SM Entertainment rejected Hangeng’s requests for rest, and continued to schedule activities for him, which caused Hangeng to suffer a lot of pain.“, ” Due to contract obligations and heavy penalties, even during bad health, he was not to skip any scheduled activities.”, “Because of these kind of health problems, (he) has continuously put forward requests to rest, but has always been rejected.” “Through their manager, Hankyung requested from SM for leave to return to China to rest but he was rejected every single time.” (7).

but like i said. i’m glad JYJ chose to left sme. look how much they are growing. composer, directing, acting, musical, honorary ambassador.they can do what they never allowed to do when they stayed in sme. we all know they cant chose what they want to do and what they didnt (well, sme accused the cosmetic jyj invested was the seed of the lawsuit, since sme said jyj insisted to invested in the cosmetic company. i mean, hey, its their money, their rights to decide what they want to do with it right? but nooo, sme use this in their defense of the lawsuit). they didnt even know abouth their schedules, since it always decided by sme. but look at JYJ now. they have their freedon now. and with that, they can do quality activities. their self compose song proven to be a very good songs. and they own the song rights. when in sme, the rights went to sme.

i will always love the old TVXQ. they will always have a special place in my heart.  i still hope to see the 5 sing in 1 stage again. those harmony just too regretful to be wasted, to be forgotten n abandoned. but most of all, i want my boys to be happy. JYJ are happy now. and if HoMin happy by staying with sme. thats their choice.i do regret TVXQ cant be like shinhwa, the longest Kpop band still together until now.but i believe JYJ are making history. coz i refuse to believe, if JYJ win, and the entertainment industry have to change their unjust policy, i refuse to believe that other Kpop artist,  still gonna just sit n accept what their company nowadays do to them.

i’m glad they are moving forward. they arent idol who just going from one show to another.being in the news for being photographed in some event. being mentioned occasionally by another artist. they arent just a doll idol. they arent celebrity who just do what their company told them to do. with their freedom, now JYJ have proven themselves by doing a very good job.achieved things they cant n maybe they wont ever achieve if they stay in sme. they show their work in their own sold out concerts. by performing in a sold out musical and won praises from lots of people, not only fans. by being casted in good dramas. by being the 1st Kpop Boyband to be featured in Billboard Magazine. by getting awards as best rookie in Japan (jae), best newcomer in musical (junsu), winning 3 awards from 1 drama (yoo chun), by being chosen as OKTA goodwill ambassador in which the participants of the events including President n Minister of SK, by being the drector for their own world wide concert in asia (jae), for being a part of directing team in 1 prestigious gala show what will attended by international atheltes (jae),  for being a nominee for best actor in musical from his 2nd musical (junsu), for sold his yet to air drama with a very high price to japan (chun). then tell me. with all those achievement, can u blame them that they wanna break out from sme? coz if they didnt, we never see them achieve all of those achievement.

so, please, dont bash JYJ for wanting to be free, to get justice, to be paid fairly. looking at how hard these boys work, is it wrong to wanting it? even us, when we work, we always want a better salary, better environment, better career oppurtunity, etc. do we judge people too when they resigned from their old  job bcoz they want to look for a better job? or when they resigned bcoz they got accepted from another company that will pay them better?

if you really open your heart and mind, and really look JYJ latest development, you can see that, trully its not only a matter of money, that they did what they did. coz if they are greedy as people say they are, they wont paid their USA showcase with their own money. they can just go back without continuing it. people will understand, coz its not their own will that the showcase was cancelled. but they still hold the showcase. not only they pay for all the expenses from their own pocket, they made those concerts free so their fans still can see they perform. if they are really greedy,  junsu wont choose to be involved in musical, the payment not as much as doing a concert. chun wont so selective to involved in drama, he will take any drama he can take. jae wont chose to be involved as director in a gala show.its better for him to be involved in CFs as or to be in magazine like the one with Elle, coz we know how he is in high demand for those kind of activities.but they choose their activity carefully. and then chose to be involved in quality activities which didnt pay much.if they really greedy and just want to get more money, they can just do easy jobs that offer big payment.

again, i didnt write this for bashing  HoMin. if u paid attention, the people i mentioned with a displeased was only SME. but i just want people to understand, as much as we want to be free to do what we want to do, to get what we deserved to get, so does JYJ. i dont and wont hate HoMin. i will pray for their success, as JYJ did pray for HoMin’s success (15). and again, my rambling isnt about who hurt the most, JYJ or HoMin. coz i believe they do love n care each other, so both parties are hurt.this about my hope for people to understand, to see, to accepted, why JYJ did what they did. i dont say JYJ are the right one n HoMin are the wrong one. no! what i’m saying is, sme did have part n be the reason of why JYJ chose to do the lawsuit, to be free from sme. and as u can see, esp since the last hearing when all sme lies n unjust attitude toward TVXQ, both as person, and also as artists under their company and toward their contract, all of those were revealed, that i dont tell lies, i dont make up facts, i’m not some stupid-overly-hallusinatic-and-overly-biased-fangirl. those facts have made public, in front of SK court of law. thus all the facts are TRUE.

I will keep the memory of those 5 in my heart. i will always love TVXQ with wll the 5 members together, Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun, Youngwoong Jaejoong, Uknow Yunho, and Choikang Changmin. i will always love their love for each other, their brotherhood, their passion for music, their smart, funny, handome, dorky personality. but most of all, i will love the beauty of harmony they bring when they singing as 5. TVXQ5 will always be my beautiful memory. until the 5 of them decided to singing together again in 1 stage. as TVXQ again, or JYJ+DBSK. but i really hope JYJ will win the lawsuit. so then other artists wont experience what Isak, JTL, Shinhwa, Hankyung, and of course JYJ have experienced. those artists make us happy, its only fair that they are happy too.

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