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Posted by AKP STAFF Sunday, July 17, 2011

C-JeS to take legal action in response to KBS's cancellation

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Yesterday, we reported that JYJ's scheduled performance for their role as Jeju Island's honorary ambassadors had suddenly been cancelled due to unknown reasons. Today, JYJ's parent company C-JeS Entertainment has released a statement on the matter, including a bold declaration to take legal action against the creators of the incident. The full statement from C-JeS reads as follows: == Hello. This is C-JeS Entertainment. We would like to inform you on our position regarding the situation between JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) and KBS's special broadcast on 'The New Seven Wonders'. In mid-April, we received an offer from Jeju Island representatives by landline to make JYJ the official ambassadors for Jeju Island's efforts to be recognized as one of the 'new Seven Wonders of the world'. The exact date that we received the information via e-mail was April 26th. If we were to take up on the offer, the ambassadors would be required to take part in an immediate ceremony and begin promotions, but since JYJ were on their world tour at the time, we politely declined their offer. However, the island's representatives said that the ceremony would take place in July with a special broadcast, and proposed to start with the promotions only, so JYJ - as a Korean artist and a national brand - accepted the important role of disseminating Jeju Island to the world. The official press release was released on May 4th, and we began our promotions immediately. Since JYJ were in the midst of their world tour, they promoted the island during the tour and participated in videos encouraging votes via phone and online. Jeju Island sent us a letter in May thanking us for promoting their cause. The special broadcast was set for July 20th, and JYJ was scheduled to perform twice and participate in official ceremonies for the ambassadorship. However, on July 16th, we received a one-sided communique cancelling our appearance. The reason was unclear: "If JYJ appears, the entire broadcast may not happen." Although KBS Jeju have said they have apologized to us, we have yet to receive an apology - only a one-sided cancellation notice. We believe that a broadcast station has the right to decide the performers for a broadcast. However, taking into account that this broadcast was to promote Jeju Island as one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the world', and since there was a ceremony planned to induct JYJ as their official ambassadors, we seek an official response from Jeju Island officials as well as KBS on this matter. In addition, we at C-JeS Entertainment are reporting the fact that the appearance was cancelled 4 days before the event to the Fair Trade Commission,and will take legal steps to solve this situation. Lastly, JYJ's current lawsuit is due to an unfair contract between themselves and their previous company, and does not have anything to do with social or moral issues. The courts have also ruled that JYJ will be allowed to freely promote as artists. More than anything else, we would like to apologize to the JYJ fans who became upset at this unexpected situation; JYJ will be cheering on Jeju Island's effort, regardless of the current situation. Thank you. == Source: Star News via Nate

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