[NOTE: Please be aware I’m referring to extreme shippers in this post]
I don’t think some “Yunjae shippers” even realize how serious this matter is now. I see so many laughing about it, messaging Jaejoong and Tony (Hong Suk Chun) on Twitter. This isn’t a joke anymore. This is the careers of not one, not two, but 3 different individuals (Jaejoong, Tony, Yunho).
After Jaejoong’s event in Hong Kong, people had been talking about this on Weibo since the moment some extreme Yunjae fans began trying to manipulate others into believing Tony supports “Yunjae.” They continued to spread it and they threatened (still are threatening) to take it to the media as proof that “Yunjae is real.” But, it hasn’t gone as expected. In their attempts to tip media, a gossip site twisted the entire situation into their own version of absurdity and now it has spread Internationally.
Out of this complete act of immaturity and stupidity, now Jaejoong, Tony, and Yunho have had their names attached to this gay rumor. They are all Korean men. I wonder if people even know how long and difficult Tony’s own personal journey has been. Like many other real and sane people in the fandom, I am highly worried.
I only hope and pray now that the Yunjae exhibition being planned for Nanjing is stopped. Its not funny anymore, and the careers of the celebrities are being put at risk. If the media picks up on that, it will bring more stress and unnecessary attention.
In the future, I hope more people begin respecting the rules placed by C-JeS as well. I know some hate them, but instead of violating them and sneaking in items, you should focus on actually supporting the person/people in front of you for their own talents, and not your selfish desire to promote your own “belief.”
And for the record, I don’t care if the artist I support is gay. I support them for their talent regardless of their sexual orientation. I only wish others would learn to do the same and respect their personal and private lives. You are a fan, remember that. You are nothing more than just a fan.
The admins of JYJSoul support Hellotherice’s stance in this matter.
This whole ‘Yunjae’ matter has gone completely out of hand. We understand that some shippers find it amusing, romantic, what have you to still continue to ‘ship’ these two individuals, but please bear in mind. This whole thing is affecting not only Jaejoong, but also Yunho, and now we have Tony Hong: they are individuals. They are not fanfiction characters whose lives you can manipulate with a few twist of words, fan support, etc. They are individuals who have lives; more, they are individuals whose lives are in the limelight possibly every second of their day.
I wish for their sake we can at least come to the same peaceful conclusion to this matter. I hope that the extreme Yunjae supporters realize that what you’re doing, you’re not supporting who Jaejoong and Yunho are. You are strongly paving the way to their career’s destruction. Is that what you want? To have their careers, one’s they tried so hard to keep, be destroyed by this foolishness?
We are not asking you to stop ‘shipping’ them. If that’s what makes you happy, then continue doing so. Just please maintain respect and decency for those who you ship. Please remember that as fans, our actions are also in the spotlight; look how far this has gone already. This isn’t just about one fandom anymore, this is about protecting them and loving them as they rightly deserve, not to satisfy one’s own fantasies.
Truly supporting Jaejoong and Yunho does not mean destroying their careers. It means respecting them; that includes who they were then, and who they are now.
It has been found that JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu shed tears during their ‘THE JYJ’ interview.
The first edition of ‘THE JYJ’ released by JYJ’s agency C-JeS Entertainment contains honest interviews from the members that took place over 25 hours in three sessions. During the interview, the members shed tears as they talked about what happened in 2009.
A representative of the agency stated to eNEWS that, “During the interview, the members opened up about everything they had kept in their hearts for a long time. During the interview, we found out things about the members that we’d never known before,” and “All three members shed tears when they talked about what happened in 2009, and it broke our hearts to see them cry. Both the members and the staff ended up in tears.”
In one of the interviews in the magazine, the members talked about crying at their 2010 Tokyo Dome concert [T/N: The original Korean article states ‘2010 도쿄돔 콘서트’ but judging from the content of JYJ’s comments, we presume they actually meant the 2009 concert, when all five members were still together. It may be a simple typo or it may not be, but we put this note in for clarification’s sake.] as they said, “We were so sorry to our fans. We were even more sorry that we couldn’t tell them that the five of us couldn’t be together anymore. When we were walking towards our fans, the tears wouldn’t stop flowing from our eyes. We still can’t forget that moment.”
The three members also talked about their affection for each other as they said, “Because we’re colleagues, because we’re not alone, we’re not scared,” and “Never! Not once! have we regretted this.”
The first edition of ‘THE JYJ’ contains honest interviews from the members that took place over 25 hours, as well as their memories of the past 1000 days as members of JYJ. A DVD containing 40 minutes of unreleased footage is also included in the magazine. ‘THE JYJ’ will be released every six months and will be catered to JYJ’s fans.
Meanwhile, JYJ have been active as ‘Korea’s representative group’ through various state events and honorary ambassador jobs, including performing at the 18th Presidential Inauguration ceremony.
They ended their lawsuit with SM Entertainment last November in three years and four months, and won their lawsuit against Japan’s AVEX on the 18th of January. As JYJ are now free to pursue activities in Japan, they are planning to greet fans in Japan for the first time in four years in Tokyo Dome in April.
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It’s not a coincidence that more and more Korean-American singers are making their way onto these shows as K-pop has been recruiting internationally for years with America being a prime target. Even in the early years, there has always been a steady stream of talent from the States to Seoul. Today’s Way Back Wednesday will feature some of the most influential artists from back in the day who lived in America before making it big. Some were born in America, others only lived here for a few years, but they all helped make K-pop what it is today.
Yoochun is important because he was one of the first of the next wave of Korean-Americans following the original idol singer era. Yoochun was born in Korea but spent a number of years growing up in Fairfax County, VA (my neck of the woods) before making his way back to Korea through an audition in the States. I’m sure it goes without saying that he was a part of maybe the single biggest Asian musical group in the past ten years and although he’s no longer a part of TVXQ, he along with his group mates were integral in K-pop’s expansion into Japan.
*Parts unrelated to Yoochun omitted.
//THAT INCOMPARABLY COLD SUMMER//
Even though it is not a must to say this, but for me in the past, I’ve also longed for people’s understanding on what I want and what I wish to say. Even though we don’t know when do we have to wait till, it is very obvious that it is not now. Eventually catching up with “bliss” and searching out “dreams”, our footsteps were once so heavy, and so fearful in face of the bleak future. But for the sake of that perfect “bliss” and “dreams”, it seems we can shake off the heavy footsteps and fear. And this is how, with the name JYJ, we formed.
//THE STORY KEPT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE HEART//
In the summer of 2009, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu decided to forsake everything they owned in their position. Popularity and money are no longer important. If they had once been everything, there is no way to stride forward with heavy and darkened hearts. No longer yearning for anything other than bliss and dreams, having two persons firm and determined by my side is the only source of strength and comfort. When the world out there and people in the industry out pour in wild speculations, ill-intentioned rumours and negative remarks, the only thing to do is to be silent. The criticisms that surfaced, even thoughts that are hard to be spoken, and rumours can only be swallowed into the stomach, all those were given no responses. Actually, that is but “spitting at me” merely, just that I didn’t understand this principle at that time.
“We were also very troubled, but Changjoo-hyung asked us to endure for awhile, everything will be fine after the lawsuit is concluded. If we respond to everything, things will just snowball (get bigger and bigger). If we endure, it will be over quickly. If this small matter drags for a long time, it will be tough. Try to take comfort and go through our days that way. Even though it is a tough period, but other than enduring and enduring, there is no other way.” That incomparably heartbreaking summer in 2009, recalling that past, the 3 members became silent. Any matter will dilute over time, but they are still unable to stop sighing.
//ONE DAY, THE TRUTH WILL BE KNOWN//
Junsu took part in a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Essen, Germany to mark the ending of his 1st World Tour. He said, “The legal battle lasted for 3 years and 4 months. To be honest, it should have ended earlier… But at the same time I also feel that the results came out suddenly. Having had a hard time for 3 years and 4 months, I felt like that time was not spent in vain… I heard the news when I was leaving for Germany, so I actually don’t know all the details of the settlement.”
He continued, “Because of that, it’s hard to say too much on this. The important thing is that we were able to obtain good results. I haven’t talked to the members yet, but I want to when I get back to Korea.”
When asked about what JYJ has been able to gain from the settlement, he responded, “I’m happy not because we achieved what JYJ or we wanted to achieve, but because we might have helped our hoobaes. I think we helped in making the environment better for our hoobaes. Contracts of 13, 10 years have been changed to basic contracts, and even that alone was consolation during our lonely legal battle. It’s what kept us going.”
On the issue of appearing on variety shows, he said carefully, “If this type of result allows for us to appear on broadcast, then it should have been possible three years ago when we first filed (to become independent).” He added, “I don’t know if it will be possible for us to appear on variety shows through this result. We always dream about it, but I want to ask all you reporters, do you think we can?“
One unfortunate result of the lawsuit was that there will probably never be a 5-membered TVXQ. On that subject, he said, “A lot of time passed, but one unfortunate fact is that we can no longer have activities under the TVXQ name. We wanted to fight against the company’s unfairness, it wasn’t that we wanted to leave TVXQ. It just had to happen. It’s regretful and saddening. I feel sorry to the fans, but the title of TVXQ will remain forever. But realistically, it’s going to be difficult to promote as TVXQ again.”
Source: Newsen; Allkpop
The contract dispute between SM Entertainment and JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) has finally ended after 3 years and 4 months.
According to several reports on November 28th, SM Entertainment and JYJ have resolved the contract dispute, with both sides deciding to end the files for injunction that were filed on July 31st, 2009.
In addition, both sides withdrew all related litigation, signing a contract that they will not embark in mutual matters again.
An representative from SM Entertainment said through a press release on the 28th, “The three no longer wanted to be part of TVXQ as there is no reason to be under the management of SM Entertainment. And so, it was decided to end the case and negotiation today with the agreement that there will be no mutual connections.”
“In order to prevent any further discomfort and unnecessary issues for the current TVXQ members, U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin, who have continued to proceed with their activities, the judge decided that it was best to end this trial.”
C-JeS representative Baek Changju said, “Three years ago when the court accepted our injunction, we thought that this was a fight we had already won. The legal situation isn’t what interfered with JYJ’s activities, but this was more of a David vs. Goliath situation. We don’t see it as a big change in their activities. JYJ is going to continue with their future plans and activities as planned.”
“With this final court verdict, we hope that the restriction that was involved in this case will improve. We want to send our sincere thanks to fans who have been continuously giving their support without any changes.”
JYJ first made their entrance into the music industry as part of the 5-member group TVXQ, until the trio filed an injunction at the Seoul Central District Court against SM Entertainment on July 31st, 2009, disputing their contract with the agency. Since September 2010, they formed the group JYJ under C-JeS and have been relatively active in the music industry, going on world tours, and achieving high success in the acting scene since then.
Source: Asia Today, OSEN and Kuki News
The dispute regarding exclusive contract between SM Entertainment and JYJ (Jaejoong/Yuchun/Junsu) has been completed by the both parties’ agreement. This made the dispute dragged for 3 years and 4 month finally finished.
According to legal circles on 28th, SM Entertainment and JYJ agreed to finish all contracts made between the both parties as of July 31st, 2009, the date of application for injunction. Also they made agreement to withdraw all lawsuits related and would not interfere in each other’s activities. Therefore, JYJ and 2 members of TVXQ now go separate ways.
TVXQ has been doing its activities as 2 members – Yunho and Changmin, and Jaejoong Kim/ Yuchun Park/ Junsu Kim have been doing both individual activities in acting career and activities as the group JYJ. It is now the 3rd year of JYJ which was formed in SEP 2010, and the both TVXQ and JYJ are having a lot of popularity in domestic and abroad.
As the conflict is completed by agreement, now there is almost zero percentage for TVXQ to be 5 members in a matter of fact. Also the both sides have already made their own ways, so it is expected that there would not be any big changes of their activities. TV2XQ and JYJ are now able to have their activities independently freed from dispute.
Jaejoong Kim, Yuchun Park and Junsu Kim made their first debut as members of TVXQ in 2004, and applied for an injunction to terminate validity of exclusive contract against SM Entertainment, the former management company, in July 31st, 2009.
+) Also JYJ’s names will be removed from the list of SM artists on its financial report for stock market from this 4th quarter as now the three members of JYJ are neither TVXQ, nor SM singers any more after all contracts has become invalid. (SM has included JYJ’s names on the name of the members of TVXQ insisting they were still SM singers as the exclusive contract was valid.)
Now the past becomes ‘real’ past, so congratulations on being freed from the contract of SM!
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JYJ “We’ll walk the way that only JYJ can do”
C-JeS comments on completion of the lawsuit
NOV 28, 2012
The dispute between JYJ(Jaejoong Kim, Yuchun Park and Junsu Kim) and SM Entertainment has been dramatically completed by the both parties’ agreement.
C-JeS Entertainment, the management company of JYJ, released official press release through Se Jong Law Firm, the legal representative. On the press release of Se Jong Law Firm, it expressed that “the injunction JYJ filed against the former management company(SM) made monumental rulings clarifying that unfair contracts abusing the weak party’s position are invalid twice, while it was drawing such public attention”, as the background of the lawsuit.
It continued, “The previous rulings made that entertainment industry’s unfair practices wiped away and accelerated opportunities to be significantly improved. With the ruling from the lawsuit, 1) legal practices were improved in order to protect new artists, 2) the parties involved in entertainment industry became aware of the problems so that the new artists can have their activities with more freedom. We hope this broad view of agreement can help JYJ to improve even more, with the both parties mutual cooperation”.
The legal battle between JYJ and SM Entertainment has finally come to an end!
After what seems like forever, the two sides are reported to have come to a mutual agreement on the 28th.
It is said that SM Entertainment and JYJ have both withdrawn all lawsuits against one another, and have agreed to not interfere with any of each other’s activities.
The long drawn out fight was started back in July 31st, 2009 when the initial lawsuit was filed against SM Entertainment by the three members of JYJ, who were part of TVXQ, requesting for the cancellation of their contracts. Since then, the two sides failed to reach an agreement every time and was due back in court again later this year.
It seems the legal battle is now over, and both sides, especially JYJ, can work towards moving forward free of the legal issues that had been holding them back.
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KBS News: New Standars of Fair Trade Commission – JYJ mentioned (Eng Sub)
A cafe within an internet portal site has come under fire for buying and selling the cell phone numbers, social security numbers, and Kakao Talk IDs of idols such as TVXQ, JYJ, and SHINee. In addition, buyers were even able to attain the phone numbers of the artists’ managers or close acquaintances through the website.
Exact prices were not specified, but it is said that the price of each piece of information differed greatly depending on the idol group.
As controversy over the site began to grow, access to the cafe was finally blocked.
Netizens who came across the shocking news stated, “It’s a pity their personal information is leaked just because they are celebrities. Although they are public figures, I think we should protect their privacy”, “Buying another copy of their album would be much more helpful to the artist than buying their social security number”, and “That’s crossing the line of fandom and approaching criminal offense. I hope they realize that sometimes less is more and that their actions can actually be a disservice to the idols they admire”.
K-pop stars come and go, with only a handful staying on the scene in the long run. Park Yu-chun, also known as Micky Yoochun, is among the rare few who emerged almost a decade ago and still causes traffic jams every time an appearance is announced.
The 26-year-old member of JYJ has made it in both the K-pop and K-drama markets and proved he is still among the hottest stars with the success of the recent SBS drama “Rooftop Prince.” He won his second straight Most Popular Actor in a TV Drama award at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards earlier this year.
In the hit drama, Park plays a crown prince of the Joseon Dynasty, Lee Gak, who travels into the future to modern-day Seoul where he falls in love with Park Ha (Han Ji-min). Prince Lee, the only character who speaks in the Joseon-era style, is lost in and overwhelmed by the contemporary capital, yet his love for Park Ha is unwavering. The JYJ star said acting in such a farfetched storyline was a challenge, but nonfictional aspects made the task a bit easier.
“While acting in this drama I was able to grasp how much Lee Hee-myung, the writer of the show, misses his wife after their split six years ago,” Park said. “This made it easier to comprehend the character and act more naturally.
“I felt really sorry and sad for Park Ha when I had to leave her behind to go back to the Joseon Dynasty. The story itself was more genuine and affectionate than modern-day love stories.”
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